Package description for 'embutils'

small system utilities for embedded systems

 Most of the typical Unix userland typically comes from either the GNU project
 or the BSD people. Those sources are ancient and optimized for features, not
 for small size, and now that computers are fast enough and have lots of RAM,
 implementations became larger and larger. Features like internationalization
 eat lots of memory and disk space.
 For embedded system and boot disks (and desktops and servers for purist Unix
 users), you rather want small than internationalized versions of the utilities.
 That's why I started to reimplement a few important typical userland programs
 that I need on boot and rescue disks, making sure that you can link it against
 diet libc to create very small statically linked binaries.
 By the way: one of the major goals for the embedded utilities is that the small
 size is not achieved by omitting POSIX features. Unfortunately, I don't have a
 copy of the POSIX standard, so feel free to correct me! 

Various other information for package 'embutils'   (Repository 'hannes')


Author: Felix von Leitner <>
Maintainer: hannes <>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 0.16

Download: embutils-0.16.tar.bz2

Buildtime: 3225 (5) seconds (on reference hardware)
Buildtime: 4540 (9) seconds (on reference hardware)
Package Size: 0.24 MB, 74 files

Dependencies: 00-dirtree bash2 binutils bzip2 coreutils cvm dietlibc dietlibc:dev
Dependencies: findutils gawk gcc42 gcc42:dev glibc26 grep linux26-headers:dev
Dependencies: ltrace make mktemp patch sed sysfiles tar xmame

ROCK Sources:  embutils.cacheembutils.confembutils.descgcc34-head.patchgcc34-install.patchgcc34-regparm.patchmakefile-head-install.patch