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

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Buildroot

The Buildroot project website is at http://buildroot.org.

Current versions of Buildroot are capable of building a toolchain, a bootloader (U-Boot, Barebox, GRUB2, or Gummiboot), a kernel, and a root filesystem. It uses GNU make as the principal build tool.

There is good online documentation at http://buildroot.org/docs.html, including The Buildroot User Manual.

Background

Buildroot was one of the first build systems. It began as part of the uClinux and uClibc projects as a way of generating a small root filesystem for testing. It became a separate project in late 2001 and continued to evolve through to 2006, after which it went into a rather dormant phase. However, since 2009, when Peter Korsgaard took over stewardship, it has been developing ...

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