I found a link to the sources of the distribution http://download.tuxfamily.org/slitaz//sources/. But nowhere did I find a way to cross-compile the distribution, then pack it into iso9660 and boot. I want to make my own modification, why is there no such possibility?
Is it possible to cross-distribute your distribution?(7 posts) (3 voices)
Crosscompilation. I was wrong in the title!
Hi Hawksed - Im just a beginner re slitaz..and am not sure what you mean by 'cross-compile'. But if you just mean modify Slitaz by adding more packages then make a new iso file - then Slitaz is made to do exactly that.
May I suggest you take a look at:
(Im still learning about this…and have yet to get it to work..mainly due to my inabilities. But it will give some idea of the versatility of Slitaz.)
though if you are looking at cross compiling Slitaz to run on a different platform, Hawksed - I haven't come across any documentation on that. I expect that being a small team of developers they dont have much spare time for that sort of thing.
I too have an interest in that though…be fun (and a challenge) to get Slitaz working on a G4 iBook that I have. May explore this using T2 or Finn linux systems which can run on a G4 PPC.
>May I suggest you take a look at:
Perhaps this is just what I need. Now I'm going to check.
>I too have an interest in that though…be fun (and a challenge) to get Slitaz working on a G4 iBook
>that I have. May explore this using T2 or Finn linux systems which can run on a G4 PPC.
I would like to run on android with support for an arm. If you port it will just start.
Here the full documentation: http://doc.slitaz.org/en:handbook:genlivecd
To create your own SliTaz ISO flavor in a few step:
# mkdir /home/slitaz/5.0
# cd /home/slitaz/5.0
# tazlito get-flavor core
This will give all needed files in /home/slitaz/5.0. The list of packages to include in the distro, the additonnal files you want to include in the ISO, etc. Open a file manager to checj the files, the receipt holds the name of your custom distro. When ready, you can build the iso
# tazlito gen-distro
If you are search to cross compile SliTaz for ARM platform: here is the doc with all our tools. But this process is more complex and need more knowledge. That said SliTaz is already ported to ARM and a new ARM maintainer would be very welcome, since I dont have time to update it actually. Here is the doc for cross (part of cookutils) and some note about cross compiling:
PS: second option - I use a chroot to build ISO's so my main system is protected if I mess about, for that you need tazdev from our repo. Build a chroot and then use cookiso (more automated than tazlito)
# tazdev gen-chroot
# tazdev -c
# cookiso setup
# cookiso gen --flavors=core
All used files are in the chroot --> /home/slitaz
Ta pankso..but when I type 'get-flavor core'
I get an error (failed) in updating core.desc re unknown bpackages:
root@Tower:/home/slitaz/5.0# tazlito get-flavor core
Preparing core distro flavor
Connecting to mirror.switch.ch (220.127.116.11:80)
core.flavor 100% |*******************************| 4160 0:00:00 ETA
Cleaning /home/slitaz/5.0/distro... [ Done ]
Strip versions from list core.pkglist... [ Done ]
Updating core.desc... [ Failed ]
Extracting flavor core.flavor... [ Done ]
Updating tazlito.conf... [ Done ]
Flavor is ready to be generated by
tazlito gen-distroPosted 1 week ago #
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