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Re: [Ltib] How to use LTIB w/o root?

From: Grant Edwards
Subject: Re: [Ltib] How to use LTIB w/o root?
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:46:13 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19hg (2009-01-14)

On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 10:01:38AM +0800, Daniel Widyanto wrote:
> I agree with you. 
> The current LTIB uses root account to keep the
> cross-toolchain, downloaded package, git scripts, etc at /opt.

Keeping that stuff somewhere else would be trivial.  The tricky
part is creating the root filesystem image that contains things
like device nodes and files belonging to root.  Still, all of
the other embedded Linux frameworks seem to manage fine without
root privileges.

> I'm running it under Ubuntu with sudo, so its root privilege
> is quite limited to /opt/ltib/usr/bin/rpm and /usr/bin/rpm
> command.

Right, but you can do a lot of damage with an RPM spec file.

> The good thing is that you can run VirtualBox
> ( to run Ubuntu/Fedora on Windows
> (or Linux). I've tried that, and works on me.

I know I can do that, but I don't feel like I should have to. I
just checked buildroot, and that doesn't require root either.
Am I the only one who sees LTIB as an issue when evaluating
Freescale parts.  If anybody from Freescale is listening: lack
of support for a mainstream build system isn't helping the
Power QUICC family any.  And I wasn't too impressed when the
NXP FAE was in the other day flogging LTIB.  [In the NXP case,
it turns out to be a moot point -- none of the NXP parts have a
"ready" line for their external bus interface, so they can't
talk to our peripherals anyway."

And who or what is ""?  Is it just a Freescale
sockpuppet?  I can't find a single shred of info on who's
behind bitshrine.  Maybe I'm just paranoid...


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