RE: Using LSB-si as build-up platform
Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann <at> intel.com>
2003-10-19 14:28:03 GMT
> I want to use LSB-si to implement my own LSB linux system.
> The linux system
> in my mind is a light-weight linux combined with Java
> Servlets and JSP using
> Apache Tomcat. Is it reasonable to use LSB-si to start
> building up such a
> system. If not, is it an idea to build a LSB-minimal standard
> implementation to do this?
I'm reluctant to say that the LSBsi is an appropriate
starting point; we haven't put the kind of work into
it that would make it "a distribution". But of course
the work is freely available and you can use it if you
like. I'd suggest that you look at Linux From Scratch
as well; the LSBsi is derived from that work, although
at the moment it doesn't attempt to be LSB conforming.
LFS is a more complete picture of a small distribution.
One interesting quirk is that the LSBsi does not provide
the normal Linux linker (ld-linux.so.2), only the LSB
linker (ld-lsb.so.1), so you'd probably want to add that
at the very least, otherwise you can run /only/ LSB
programs (a symbolic link would be sifficient).
A second issue is that the LSBsi has no development
environment, if that matters, it's a runtime-only setup.