Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: April 21 2008,07:00
Having being caught out again by compiling with gnu-utils loaded (thanks for the feedback Jason), I'm wondering if it makes sense to have a gnu-utils.uci that can be unloaded.
A couple of questions:
1. Was gnu-utils originally intended to be only coreutils from here http://directory.fsf.org/project/coreutils/ ?
2. Given that there are probably more extensions containing xlibs, gtk2, etc than when gnu-utils was created, does it make sense to have only coreutils in gnu-utils?
3. Without having looked yet, I presume gnu-utils.dsl overwrites some apps in the base dsl - in the uci, I guess it would be OK to add a load script that moves these apps to /tmp and an unload script that moves them back?
The reasoning behind all this is that I need gnu-utils loaded at boot to load alsa at boot and (I guess) I also use some of the fully fledged (versus busybox) utilities without realising it, but I also need a way to unload gnu-utils to check that extensions do not depend on it.