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authorGravatar Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>2005-12-02 18:27:39 +0000
committerGravatar Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>2005-12-02 18:27:39 +0000
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Install links patch from Yann E. Morin. (Another thing hanging around in my
tree forever. Tweaked the docs a bit.)
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@@ -58,14 +58,19 @@ Installing busybox consists of creating symlinks (or hardlinks) to the busybox
binary for each applet enabled in busybox, and making sure these symlinks are
in the shell's command $PATH. Running "make install" creates these symlinks,
or "make install-hardlinks" creates hardlinks instead (useful on systems with
-a limited number of inodes). This install process ues the file
+a limited number of inodes). This install process uses the file
"busybox.links" (created by make), which contains the list of enabled applets
and the path at which to install them.
-The special applet name "busybox" (or with any optional suffix, such as
-"busybox-static") uses the first argument to determine which applet to behave
-as (for example, "./busybox cat LICENSE"). (Running the busybox applet with
-no arguments gives a list of all enabled applets.)
+Installing links to busybox is not always necessary. The special applet name
+"busybox" (or with any optional suffix, such as "busybox-static") uses the
+first argument to determine which applet to behave as, for example
+"./busybox cat LICENSE". (Running the busybox applet with no arguments gives
+a list of all enabled applets.) The standalone shell can also call busybox
+applets without links to busybox under other names in the filesystem. You can
+also configure a standaone install capability into the busybox base applet,
+and then install such links at runtime with one of "busybox --install" (for
+hardlinks) or "busybox --install -s" (for symlinks).
Building out-of-tree:
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