Freerunner - small and fast distribution only for GPS

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at
Sun Aug 29 17:08:41 CEST 2010

On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 16:03 +0200, Carsten Gerlach wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Samstag 28 August 2010 schrieb Timo Juhani Lindfors:
> > I don't really see the point in having a yet another
> > distribution. Just take an existing distribution and configure it to
> > fit this task. Optionally contribute back some new packages.
> > 
> > Configuring a system for GPS-only use is an interesting challenge.
> > 
> > 1) The filesystem probably should be read-only so that you can turn
> > the power off at any time, right?
> > 
> > 2) The only volatile part of the filesystem would then be the gps
> > tracks?
> Yes of course, you are right, maybe there is no need for a "new" distro, a 
> modification of a existing one can work. But when we come to your mentioned 
> read-only filesystem, then I dont't know if it is possible only by 
> configuring? And what is with all the drivers for wifi, USB, GSM and so on 
> which are not needed? Can we do this without compiling a new kernel?
> Ok, my first test would be to take an existing distro and remove all packages, 
> which I don't need. Then we will see...
> What would be a good starting distro? I would take SHR, but maybe another 
> would be better?
> Greetings, Carsten
maybe use SHR as distro or derive from it and make a custom and new


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