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Does anyone have any experience with Tiny Linux? I've installed it on a very old laptop and have loved it ever since. Since it is based on slackware, I thought I might be able to find some help here with a few problems. Since the distro fit onto 12 floppies, it was obviously missing a few things. It doesn't have "make" or gcc. The website says they are using both sets of glibc, but I have no way of checking that. I have no idea what slackware version it is based on. I know it has this library
I got that by running ldd on /bin/ls, but when I look in /lib, there is a libc.so.6 file. Can anyone help me get a compiler on this machine? My hobby is programming, so I feel like an artist without paint here. Looking for binaries, not source. Remember, no gcc!
It also turns out that the saying is true: Slackware is a hobby!
Thanks for the support, digiot. What Noryungi may not realize is that the laptop I have Linux on is totally obsolete. It has a 486 100 mHz processor, 12 megs of RAM, 1/2 gig harddrive, no modem, no network card, no CD-ROM. So, I use what I can and when I feel like it's time, I'll put the latest version of Slackware on my less obsolete computer. Thanks for the link, digiot, after posting, I went there, downloaded it and it seems to work. I just accidentally untarred everything into the wrong directory, so I'm still fixing stuff.
I can relate - your laptop blows my oldest computer away. 25 MHz 486SX with 8 MB RAM and 102 MB hard drive and no network card. It *does* have a modem - 2200bps, even - and a CD-ROM - a funky one that doesn't recognize CD-Rs or CD-RWs, just original CD-ROMs. That's the Basic 1.8 box of my distros. For me, I really I have no use for it but it seems a shame to store it until it dies when it's willing to run. 11 years old and all original except the keyboard and an extra 4 megs RAM from who knows when.
Glad it does seem to work. Though, doesn't Tiny have a package tool of some kind? I was thinking those were tgz packages that could just have an 'installpkg' done or something. Either way, good luck!
Yeah, Tiny Linux uses Slackware's pkgtool, but I'm a programmer, so getting a compiler was necessary whether or not everything else came as binaries(which most haven't). Everything seems to work, but I'm missing a few include files that I could not get from the Slackware page(Actually, I got them, but they're not under the Linux include section.). It seems I'm missing stdio.h, stdlib.h, readline.h, history.h, and getopt.h. I know that stdio.h and stdlib.h are very important, but I don't know why stdlib would be platform dependent. If you can help me find these, I'd be very grateful. I downloaded gmake, gcc, and linuxinc from the Slackware 4.0 package browser.
Yeah, I knew you needed gcc for compiling but I thought gcc itself could just be installed with pkgtool - you said something about untarring it to the wrong directory. Anyway - I wouldn't really know how to go about finding those individual files.