[maemo-developers] N770 OS2007 hacker edition made it to the title page of Linux Weekly News

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 16 09:50:47 EEST 2007

ext Laurent GUERBY wrote:
>>> hehehe an apt-like upgrades would be really nice! Another thing that I really miss
>>> from each nokia firmware release is the lack of commandline tools like ping, telnet(or nc),
>>> gunzip...
>> Isn't gunzip already available from busybox?
> It is, see below.
> I opened a report so that the default busybox
> comes with a few more tools:
> https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=989

I actually think it's better to have these tools separate from
Busybox, available from Maemo repositories.  That way:
- They don't "bloat" the Bysybox version in the product
- They can be the full versions

> ext pancake, You should register your requests here
> if you see useful missing tools.

I think it would be better to have the Busybox additions
(i.e. things that would go to the product) in a separate
bug from utilities that should be easily installable/available
from Maemo repositories.

	- Eero

> Laurent
> ~ $ /bin/busybox 
> BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 3:1.1.3-3.osso17) multi-call binary
> Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
>    or: [function] [arguments]...
>         BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
>         utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
>         link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
>         will act like whatever it was invoked as!
> Currently defined functions:
>         [, [[, ash, awk, basename, busybox, cat, chgrp, chmod, chown,
> chroot, chvt, clear, cmp, cp, cut, date, dd, df, dirname, dmesg, du,
> echo, egrep, env, expr, false, fgrep, find, free, fuser, getty,
>         grep, gunzip, gzip, head, hostname, id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifup,
> insmod, kill, killall, last, ln, logger, login, ls, lsmod, mkdir,
> mkfifo, mknod, mkswap, mktemp, modprobe, more, mount, mv, netstat,
>         nslookup, pivot_root, printf, ps, pwd, readlink, realpath,
> renice, reset, rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, run-parts, sed, seq, sh, sleep,
> sort, stty, su, swapoff, swapon, sync, sysctl, tail, tar,
>         tee, test, time, top, touch, tr, true, tty, umount, uname, uniq,
> uptime, vi, wc, which, who, whoami, xargs, yes, zcat

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