Glad to see Gentoo-openmoko distro

William Kenworthy billk at
Wed Sep 10 08:11:21 CEST 2008

Even better might be to nfs mount all the important stuff - a PXE boot
would be nice, but I havent the foggiest how to do this with uboot and
wireless ...

All the build directories, portage and maybe even the compiler and libs
could be "elsewhere".


On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 03:58 +0200, Previdi Roberto wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:22 AM, Al Johnson
> <openmoko at> wrote:
>         No loss of USE - see the Gentoo Embedded Handbook, in
>         particular this page:
> glad to hear, i will take a look tomorrow.. (too late here now)
>         You can do,  but the bottleneck will then be linking which
>         will happen
>         entirely on the phone. This can also be somewhat memory
>         intensive, a problem
>         on a memory-constrained device like this.
> well, the linking phase seems to be a real problem.. surely you cannot
> build things such as firefox/apache/php/qt or other big packages..
> (not speaking about openoffice) probably the best thing to do should
> be to crosscompile everything on desktop and then prepare some
> "syncing" scripts, to have two identical environments.. The sync
> should be in both directions, so portage could know about file
> conflicts, externally installed packages, configuration files and such
> things.. it can also be a good occasion to make a backup :)
> roby
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