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authorGravatar Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep.dot.nop@gmail.com>2005-10-05 07:40:46 +0000
committerGravatar Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep.dot.nop@gmail.com>2005-10-05 07:40:46 +0000
commit5c071bcf2f6bc923b5d6779b3563d08b80a8949d (patch)
tree2f116d1bedfb7bddc5d9be9c9d1829944703f388 /README
parentdc2510327b43ab5ce18c1752304015fad4663bad (diff)
- fix building out-of-tree;
to test, checkout the source (let's assume /scratch/src/busybox), then mkdir /tmp/bb ; cd /tmp/bb make top_srcdir=/scratch/src/busybox O="$(pwd)" -f /scratch/src/busybox/Makefile allyesconfig check - default to O=$(pwd) if no O was specified. Now you can just specify the top_srcdir (without O=/somewhere) to create the obj-tree in pwd. - make "make configtarget buildtarget" work. Previously this didn't work due to how HAVE_DOT_CONFIG was evaluated. Two separate steps were needed before, e.g. make config ; make busybox. - remove some unneeded variables from Rules.mak (BB_SRC_DIR from Mr. ldoolitt@recycle.lbl) which suggest that the stuff fixed above didn't work before. - move selinux libraries to where they belong (from Makefile to Rules.mak) - update the docs to mention svn instead of cvs and provide an example for building out-of-tree in INSTALL.
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diff --git a/README b/README
index bf2ae6f3f..d9bac59cf 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
Please see the LICENSE file for details on copying and usage.
+Please refer to the INSTALL file for instructions on how to build.
BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single
small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities
@@ -15,17 +16,8 @@ BusyBox provides a fairly complete POSIX environment for any small or embedded
BusyBox is extremely configurable. This allows you to include only the
-components you need, thereby reducing binary size. Run 'make config' or
-'make menuconfig' to select the functionality that you wish to enable.
-After the build is complete, a busybox.links file is generated. This is
-used by 'make install' to create symlinks to the BusyBox binary for all
-compiled in functions. By default, 'make install' will place the symlink
-forest into `pwd`/_install unless you have defined the PREFIX environment
-variable (i.e., 'make PREFIX=/tmp/foo install')
-If you wish to install hard links, rather than symlinks, you can use
-'make PREFIX=/tmp/foo install-hardlinks' instead.
+components you need, thereby reducing binary size. See the file INSTALL
+for details.
@@ -110,14 +102,14 @@ be downloaded from
-BusyBox now has its own publicly browsable CVS tree at:
- http://busybox.net/cgi-bin/cvsweb/busybox/
+BusyBox now has its own publicly browsable SVN tree at:
+ http://busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/busybox/
-Anonymous CVS access is available. For instructions, check out:
- http://busybox.net/cvs_anon.html
+Anonymous SVN access is available. For instructions, check out:
+ http://busybox.net/subversion.html
-For those that are actively contributing there is even CVS write access:
- http://busybox.net/cvs_write.html
+For those that are actively contributing there is even SVN write access:
+ http://busybox.net/developer.html