distro package wishlist
werner at openmoko.org
Fri Nov 14 14:19:54 CET 2008
Dear distro makers,
there is a number of packages I'd love to have in the daily feed.
They come in three groups:
- for WLAN configuration, it seems that we'll need wmiconfig soon.
I think Mickey has already made a .bb file for it.
- for the upcoming GSM installer, we need a decent server-side X
font, e.g., helvetica-bold-r-*-*-32
I think the package would be xorg-fonts or some subset thereof:
(Thanks to Holger for the pointer !)
- last but not least, I've made a little utility that puts together
a rootfs from precompiled packages, using opkg-target. It's in
The "engineering" image I make with it tries to avoid busybox and
installs "full versions" of the respective programs. Unfortunately,
not all the necessary packages are in our feed. Here are the things
I'm looking for and where I would find them on Ubuntu or Gentoo:
Ubuntu name Gentoo name What I'm looking for
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net-tools = ifconfig, route
iproute iproute2 ip
iputils-ping iputils ping
dnsutils bind-tools dig, nslookup
traceroute = traceroute
psmisc = killall
tar = tar
coreutils = df, env
debianutils which which
The wmiconfig and the X fonts are somewhat urgent. The packages for
myroot can wait.
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