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    Reconfiguring the build process
    2021-02-01

    Up until now HitchHiker has used a build process that closely followed that used by the Linux From Scratch book. There was a temporary toolchain, hacked to use a different library directory and prefix...

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    Compiling for aarch64/riscv64 from qemu user mode chroot
    2021-01-28

    This is a novel approach that I've been experimenting with lately, to do some legwork towards supporting architectures for which I either don't have physical hardware or else the hardware is limited in capability so much as to make native compilation impractical....

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    Experimental clang/llvm based build with nightly rust
    2020-11-24

    Ok, so this little side track has been on a slow burn for a while now, but I've currently got a rootfs that I can chroot into with the following features:

    • Built almost entirely with llvm/clang (see caveats below)
    • Rust nightly compiler installed early in the build, accessible for all users
    ...

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    Some More Home Cooking
    2020-10-06

    After removing GNU coreutils and taking closer stock of what we have as a "base system", I am mostly happy with the selection but now wish to spend some time making behaviors, documentation and source code itself more uniform. I have also done some work towards correcting a couple of omissions that are present due to the previous surgury. The commit that I pushed this morning has a few notable changes....

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