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Old 02-21-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question What differences between LTIB and menuconfig tools?


I am interested in kernel configuration and compilation, so I have executed ltib and menuconfig, but I am not sure to understand what is the difference between Linux Target Image Builder and the Menuconfig tool ?

Is menuconfig used by or included in ltib?
I understand that both tools generate a kernel, thanks to a menu... But I guess ltib can process "something more"? (packages/target selection? )

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Old 02-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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I think you didn't need LTIB since it is more to design a whole linux system (kernel + applications + file tree + config files) for embedded systems.
"make menuconfig" will display a ncurses based menu to configure the kernel. You've got "make xconfig" and "make gconfig" which are more "user friendly" since they are based on GUI libraries (Qt3 and gtk). By the way, google for "kernel compilation tutorial" to find good documentations.
Old 02-28-2010, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for you answser,

If I understand correctly, LTIB :
-Includes the menuconfig tool
-Includes a tool adding packages , file tree, config files ...
-is only based on ncurses menu (no graphical menu with gtk or qt)

However, LTIB is for embedded systems , but it should either be possible to use menuconfig for embedded systems, right ? (if we use gcc specifically configured for the embedded target)


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