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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Wic

Wic is more of a feature then a project per se. It is the least documented, and if a search is conducted for it, you may find no results. I have decided to mention it here because in the development process, some special requirements could appear, such as generating a custom root filesystem from available packages (such as .deb, .rpm, or .ipk). This job is the one that is best suited for the wic tool.

This tool tries to solve some special requirements from devices or bootloaders, such as special formatting or the partitioning of the root filesystem. It is a highly customized tool that offers the possibility of extending its features. It has been developed from another tool called oeic, which was used to create a certain proprietary formatted ...

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