This recipe will talk about the installation of the BusyBox binary on our desktop development system. Later on, a minimal filesystem will be built with BusyBox and demonstrated with
After creating a virtual Android device in the next recipe, we will learn how to install BusyBox on a real embedded platform.
Just as a Swiss Army knife has multiple blades, a single BusyBox executable can be used to invoke many applets. BusyBox applets can be invoked in a number of different ways, explained as follows:
echoapplet as an example.
$ ./busybox echo 'Hello, Busybox.' Hello, Busybox.
busyboxbinary can be renamed with the applet's name as follows: