Re: free/commercial distribution for linux appliance
From: Dan Kegel (dank-news_at_kegel.com)
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 07:13:05 GMT
> I am trying to create a Linux appliance out of a system having a PIII
> processor, 128 MB Flash drive and 128 MB RAM. The appliance will not
> have a hardrive though. Apart from the base modules, the system needs
> networking module in order to communicate through the serial ports. I
> also plan to install PERL and/or Java and execute scripts on the
> appliance. Which mini free/commercial distribution will be most
> suitable for the above system? Also, where can I obtain documentation
> to build such a system?
I'd suggest http://ptxdist.sf.net
It's free, tiny, and very good at cross-compiling.
Not sure whether it has a Perl package, but I suspect
you can just use Perl compiled for the PC, it'd just work.