Nov 6, 2007, 11:01:53 AM (13 years ago)
Bruno Cornec
  • Better output for mindi-busybox revision
  • Remove dummy file created on NFS - report from Arnaud Tiger <arnaud.tiger_at_hp.com>
  • strace useful for debug
  • fix new versions for pb (2.0.0 for mindi and 1.7.2 for mindi-busybox)
  • fix build process for mindi-busybox + options used in that version (dd for label-partitions-as-necessary)
  • fix typo in label-partitions-as-necessary which doesn't seem to work
  • Update to busybox 1.7.2
  • perl is now required at restore time to support uuid swap partitions (and will be used for many other thigs

in the future for sure)

  • next mindi version will be 2.0.0 due to all the changes made in it (udev may break working distros)
  • small optimization in mindi on keyboard handling (one single find instead of multiple)
  • better interaction for USB device when launching mindi manually
  • attempt to automatically guess block disk size for ramdisk
  • fix typos in bkphw
  • Fix the remaining problem with UUID support for swap partitions
  • Updates mondoarchive man page for USB support
  • Adds preliminary Hardware support to mindi (Proliant SSSTK)
  • Tries to add udev support also for rhel4
  • Fix UUID support which was still broken.
  • Be conservative in test for the start-nfs script
  • Update config file for mindi-busybox for 1.7.2 migration
  • Try to run around a busybox bug (1.2.2 pb on inexistant links)
  • Add build content for mindi-busybox in pb
  • Remove distributions content for mindi-busybox
  • Fix a warning on inexistant raidtab
  • Solve problem on tmpfs in restore init (Problem of inexistant symlink and busybox)
  • Create MONDO_CACHE and use it everywhere + creation at start
  • Really never try to eject a USB device
  • Fix a issue with &> usage (replaced with 1> and 2>)
  • Adds magic file to depllist in order to have file working + ldd which helps for debugging issues
  • tty modes correct to avoid sh error messages
  • Use ext3 normally and not ext2 instead
  • USB device should be corrected after reading (take 1st part)
  • Adds a mount_USB_here function derived from mount_CDROM_here
  • usb detection place before /dev detection in device name at restore time
  • Fix when restoring from USB: media is asked in interactive mode
  • Adds USB support for mondorestore
  • mount_cdrom => mount_media
  • elilo.efi is now searched throughout /boot/efi and not in a fixed place as there is no standard
  • untar-and-softlink => untar (+ interface change)
  • suppress useless softlinks creation/removal in boot process
  • avoids udevd messages on groups
  • Increase # of disks to 99 as in mindi at restore time (should be a conf file parameter)
  • skip existing big file creation
  • seems to work correctly for USB mindi boot
  • Adds group and tty link to udev conf
  • Always load usb-torage (even 2.6) to initiate USB bus discovery
  • Better printing of messages
  • Attempt to fix a bug in supporting OpenSusE 10.3 kernel for initramfs (mindi may now use multiple regex for kernel initrd detection)
  • Links were not correctly done as non relative for modules in mindi
  • exclusion of modules denied now works
  • Also create modules in their ordinary place, so that classical modprobe works + copy modules.dep
  • Fix bugs for DENY_MODS handling
  • Add device /dev/console for udev
  • ide-generic should now really be excluded
  • Fix a bug in major number for tty
  • If udev then adds modprobe/insmod to rootfs
  • tty0 is also cretaed with udev
  • ide-generic put rather in DENY_MODS
  • udevd remove from deplist s handled in mindi directly
  • better default for mindi when using --usb
  • Handles dynamically linked busybox (in case we want to use it soon ;-)
  • Adds fixed devices to create for udev
  • ide-generic should not be part of the initrd when using libata v2
  • support a dynamically linked udev (case on Ubuntu 7.10 and Mandriva 2008.0 so should be quite generic) This will give incitation to move to dyn. linked binaries in the initrd which will help for other tasks (ia6 4)
  • Improvement in udev support (do not use cl options not available in busybox)
  • Udev in mindi
    • auto creation of the right links at boot time with udev-links.conf(from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • rework startup of udev as current makes kernel crash (from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • add support for 64 bits udev
  • Try to render MyInsmod? silent at boot time
  • Adds udev support (mandatory for newest distributions to avoid remapping of devices in a different way as on the original system)
  • We also need vaft format support for USB boot
  • Adds libusual support (Ubuntu 7.10 needs it for USB)
  • Improve Ubuntu/Debian? keyboard detection and support
  • pbinit adapted to new pb (0.8.10). Filtering of docs done in it
  • Suppress some mondo warnings and errors on USB again
  • Tries to fix lack of files in deb mindi package
  • Verify should now work for USB devices
  • More log/mesages improvement for USB support
  • - Supress g_erase_tmpdir_and_scratchdir
  • Improve some log messages for USB support
  • Try to improve install in mindi to avoid issues with isolinux.cfg not installed vene if in the pkg :-(
  • Improve mindi-busybox build
  • In conformity with pb 0.8.9
  • Add support for Ubuntu 7.10 in build process
  • Add USB Key button to Menu UI (CD streamer removed)
  • Attempt to fix error messages on tmp/scratch files at the end by removing those dir at the latest possible.
  • Fix a bug linked to the size of the -E param which could be used (Arnaud Tiger/René? Ribaud).
  • Integrate ~/.pbrc content into mondorescue.pb (required project-builder >= 0.8.7)
  • Put mondorescue in conformity with new pb filtering rules
  • Add USB support at restore time (no test done yet). New start-usb script PB varibale added where useful
  • Unmounting USB device before removal of temporary scratchdir
  • Stil refining USB copy back to mondo (one command was not executed)
  • No need to have the image subdor in the csratchdir when USB.
  • umount the USB partition before attempting to use it
  • Remove useless copy from mindi to mondo at end of USB handling

(risky merge, we are raising the limits of 2 diverging branches. The status of stable is not completely sure as such. Will need lots of tests, but it's not yet done :-()
(merge -r1692:1769 $SVN_M/branches/2.2.5)

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    1111<li><a href="#getting_started">How can I get started using BusyBox?</a></li>
    1212<li><a href="#configure">How do I configure busybox?</a></li>
     13<li><a href="#build">How do I build BusyBox with a cross-compiler?</a></li>
    1314<li><a href="#build_system">How do I build a BusyBox-based system?</a></li>
    1415<li><a href="#kernel">Which Linux kernel versions are supported?</a></li>
    2627<li><a href="#bugs">I think I found a bug in BusyBox!  What should I do?!</a></li>
     28<li><a href="#backporting">I'm using an ancient version from the dawn of time and something's broken.  Can you backport fixes for free?</a></li>
    2729<li><a href="#init">Busybox init isn't working!</a></li>
    2830<li><a href="#sed">I can't configure busybox on my system.</a></li>
    2931<li><a href="#job_control">Why do I keep getting "sh: can't access tty; job control turned off" errors?  Why doesn't Control-C work within my shell?</a></li>
     34<h2>Misc. questions</h2>
     36  <li><a href="#tz">How do I change the time zone in busybox?</a></li>
    5158    <li><a href="#tips_kernel_headers">Including Linux kernel headers.</a></li>
    5259  </ul>
    53   <li><a href="#who">Who are the BusyBox developers?</a></li>
    54 </ul>
     60    <li><a href="#who">Who are the BusyBox developers?</a></li>
     61  </ul>
     65<hr />
    5966<h1>General questions</h1>
    6168<hr />
    62 <p>
    6369<h2><a name="getting_started">How can I get started using BusyBox?</a></h2>
    6471<p> If you just want to try out busybox without installing it, download the
    6572    tarball, extract it, run "make defconfig", and then run "make".
    84     BusyBox also has a feature called the "standalone shell", where the busybox
     91    BusyBox also has a feature called the
     92    <a name="standalone_shell">"standalone shell"</a>, where the busybox
    8593    shell runs any built-in applets before checking the command path.  This
    8694    feature is also enabled by "make allyesconfig", and to try it out run
    8896    and run busybox as your command shell, so the only commands it can find
    8997    (without an explicit path such as /bin/ls) are the built-in busybox ones.
    90     This is another good way to see what's built into busybox.  (Note that the
    91     standalone shell is dependent on the existence of /proc/self/exe, so before
    92     using it in a chroot environment you must mount /proc.)
    93 </p>
    95 <hr />
    96 <p>
     98    This is another good way to see what's built into busybox.
     99    Note that the standalone shell requires CONFIG_BUSYBOX_EXEC_PATH
     100    to be set appropriately, depending on whether or not /proc/self/exe is
     101    available or not. If you do not have /proc, then point that config option
     102    to the location of your busybox binary, usually /bin/busybox.
     103    (So if you set it to /proc/self/exe, and happen to be able to chroot into
     104    your rootfs, you must mount /proc beforehand.)
     107    A typical indication that you set CONFIG_BUSYBOX_EXEC_PATH to proc but
     108    forgot to mount proc is:
     110$ /bin/echo $PATH
     112$ echo $PATH
     113/bin/sh: echo: not found
     116<hr />
    97117<h2><a name="configure">How do I configure busybox?</a></h2>
    98119<p> Busybox is configured similarly to the linux kernel.  Create a default
    99120    configuration and then run "make menuconfig" to modify it.  The end
    141162    busybox features, and get help about each feature.
    146165    To build a smaller busybox binary, run "make menuconfig" and disable the
    149168    with "make" once you've finished configuring.)
    151 <hr/>
    152 <p/>
     171<hr />
     172<h2><a name="build">How do I build BusyBox with a cross-compiler?</a></h2>
     175   To build busybox with a cross-compiler, specify CROSS_COMPILE=&lt;prefix&gt;.
     178   CROSS_COMPILE specifies the prefix used for all executables used
     179   during compilation. Only gcc and related binutils executables
     180   are prefixed with $(CROSS_COMPILE) in the makefiles.
     181   CROSS_COMPILE can be set on the command line:
     183   make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-
     185   Alternatively CROSS_COMPILE can be set in the environment.
     186   Default value for CROSS_COMPILE is not to prefix executables.
     189<hr />
    153190<h2><a name="build_system">How do I build a BusyBox-based system?</a></h2>
    155193    BusyBox is a package that replaces a dozen standard packages, but it is
    193231<hr />
    194 <p>
    195232<h2><a name="kernel">Which Linux kernel versions are supported?</a></h2>
    197235    Full functionality requires Linux 2.4.x or better.  (Earlier versions may
    202240    are into that sort of thing).
    204 <hr />
    205 <p>
     243<hr />
    206244<h2><a name="arch">Which architectures does BusyBox run on?</a></h2>
    208247    BusyBox in general will build on any architecture supported by gcc.
    214253    With 2.6.x kernels, module loading support should work on all architectures.
    216 <hr />
    217 <p>
     256<hr />
    218257<h2><a name="libc">Which C libraries are supported?</a></h2>
    220260    On Linux, BusyBox releases are tested against uClibc (0.9.27 or later) and
    237277<hr />
    238 <p>
    239278<h2><a name="commercial">Can I include BusyBox as part of the software on my device?</a></h2>
    240 <p>
    248286<hr />
    249 <p>
    250 <h2><a name="external">where can i find other small utilities since busybox
     287<h2><a name="external">Where can I find other small utilities since busybox
    251288    does not include the features i want?</a></h2>
    253291    we maintain such a <a href="tinyutils.html">list</a> on this site!
    256294<hr />
    257 <p>
    258295<h2><a name="demanding">I demand that you to add &lt;favorite feature&gt; right now!   How come you don't answer all my questions on the mailing list instantly?  I demand that you help me with all of my problems <em>Right Now</em>!</a></h2>
    259 <p>
    261298    You have not paid us a single cent and yet you still have the product of
    262299    many years of our work.  We are not your slaves!  We work on BusyBox
    264301    will ignore you.
    267 <hr />
    268 <p>
     303<hr />
    269304<h2><a name="helpme">I need help with BusyBox!  What should I do?</a></h2>
    270 <p>
    272307    If you find that you need help with BusyBox, you can ask for help on the
    273308    BusyBox mailing list at busybox@busybox.net.</p>
    298333<hr />
    299 <p>
    300334<h2><a name="contracts">I need you to add &lt;favorite feature&gt;!  Are the BusyBox developers willing to be paid in order to fix bugs or add in &lt;favorite feature&gt;?  Are you willing to provide support contracts?</a></h2>
    301 </p>
     352<hr />
    323355<hr />
    324 <p></p>
    325356<h2><a name="bugs">I think I found a bug in BusyBox!  What should I do?</a></h2>
    326 <p></p>
    339     The developers of BusyBox are busy people, and have only so much they can
    340     keep in their brains at a time.  As a result, bug reports and new feature
    341     patches sometimes get lost when posted to the mailing list.  To prevent
    342     your bug report from getting lost, if you find a bug in BusyBox that isn't
    343     immediately addressed, please use the <a
    344     href="http://bugs.busybox.net/">BusyBox Bug and Patch Tracking System</a>
    345     to submit a detailed explanation and we'll get to it as soon as we can.
    346 </p>
    348 <hr />
    349 <p>
     369    Bug reports and new feature patches sometimes get lost when posted to the
     370    mailing list, because the developers of BusyBox are busy people and have
     371    only so much they can keep in their brains at a time.   You can post a
     372    polite reminder after 2-3 days without offending anybody.  If that doesn't
     373    result in a solution, please use the
     374    <a href="http://bugs.busybox.net/">BusyBox Bug
     375    and Patch Tracking System</a> to submit a detailed explanation and we'll
     376    get to it as soon as we can.
     380    Note that bugs entered into the bug system without being mentioned on the
     381    mailing list first may languish there for months before anyone even notices
     382    them.  We generally go through the bug system when preparing for new
     383    development releases, to see what fell through the cracks while we were
     384    off writing new features.  (It's a fast/unreliable vs slow/reliable thing.
     385    Saves retransits, but the latency sucks.)
     388<hr />
     389<h2><a name="backporting">I'm using an ancient version from the dawn of time and something's broken.  Can you backport fixes for free?</h2>
     391<p>Variants of this one get asked a lot.</p>
     393<p>The purpose of the BusyBox mailing list is to develop and improve BusyBox,
     394and we're happy to respond to our users' needs.  But if you're coming to the
     395list for free tech support we're going to ask you to upgrade to a current
     396version before we try to diagnose your problem.</p>
     398<p>If you're building BusyBox 0.50 with uClibc 0.9.19 and gcc 0.9.26 there's a
     399fairly large chance that whatever problem you're seeing has already been fixed.
     400To get that fix, all you have to do is upgrade to a newer version.  If you
     401don't at least _try_ that, you're wasting our time.</p>
     403<p>The volunteers are happy to fix any bugs you point out in the current
     404versions because doing so helps everybody and makes the project better.  We
     405want to make the current version work for you.  But diagnosing, debugging, and
     406backporting fixes to old versions isn't something we do for free, because it
     407doesn't help anybody but you.  The cost of volunteer tech support is using a
     408reasonably current version of the project.</p>
     410<p>If you don't want to upgrade, you have the complete source code and thus
     411the ability to fix it yourself, or hire a consultant to do it for you.  If you
     412got your version from a vendor who still supports the older version, they can
     413help you.  But there are limits as to what the volunteers will feel obliged to
     414do for you.</p>
     416<p>As a rule of thumb, volunteers will generally answer polite questions about
     417a given version for about three years after its release before it's so old
     418we don't remember the answer off the top of our head.  And if you want us to
     419put any _effort_ into tracking it down, we want you to put in a little effort
     420of your own by confirming it's still a problem with the current version.  It's
     421also hard for us to fix a problem of yours if we can't reproduce it because
     422we don't have any systems running an environment that old.</p>
     424<p>A consultant will happily set up a special environment just to reproduce
     425your problem, and you can always ask on the list if any of the developers
     426have consulting rates.</p>
     428<hr />
    350429<h2><a name="init">Busybox init isn't working!</a></h2>
    352432    Init is the first program that runs, so it might be that no programs are
    382462<hr />
    383 <p>
    384463<h2><a name="sed">I can't configure busybox on my system.</a></h2>
    386466    Configuring Busybox depends on a recent version of sed.  Older
    410490<hr />
    411 <p>
    412491<h2><a name="job_control">Why do I keep getting "sh: can't access tty; job control turned off" errors?  Why doesn't Control-C work within my shell?</a></h2>
    413 <p>
    415494    Job control will be turned off since your shell can not obtain a controlling
    416495    terminal.  This typically happens when you run your shell on /dev/console.
     505<hr />
     506<h1>Misc. questions</h1>
     508<hr />
     509<h2><a name="tz">How do I change the time zone in busybox?</a></h2>
     511<p>Busybox has nothing to do with the timezone. Please consult your libc
     512documentation. (<a href='http://google.com/search?q=uclibc+glibc+timezone'>http://google.com/search?q=uclibc+glibc+timezone</a>).</p>
     514<hr />
    428 <h2><b><a name="goals">What are the goals of busybox?</a></b></h2>
     517<hr />
     518<h2><a name="goals">What are the goals of busybox?</a></h2>
    430520<p>Busybox aims to be the smallest and simplest correct implementation of the
    435525take over the world.</p>
    437 <h2><b><a name="design">What is the design of busybox?</a></b></h2>
     527<hr />
     528<h2><a name="design">What is the design of busybox?</a></h2>
    439530<p>Busybox is like a swiss army knife: one thing with many functions.
    459550<a name="source"></a>
    461 <h2><a name="source_applets"><b>The applet directories</b></a></h2>
     552<hr />
     553<h2><a name="source_applets">The applet directories</a></h2>
    463555<p>The directory "applets" contains the busybox startup code (applets.c and
    467559<p>Busybox execution starts with the main() function in applets/busybox.c,
    468 which sets the global variable bb_applet_name to argv[0] and calls
    469 run_applet_by_name() in applets/applets.c.  That uses the applets[] array
     560which sets the global variable applet_name to argv[0] and calls
     561run_applet_and_exit() in applets/applets.c.  That uses the applets[] array
    470562(defined in include/busybox.h and filled out in include/applets.h) to
    471563transfer control to the appropriate APPLET_main() function (such as
     593<hr />
    501594<h2><a name="source_libbb"><b>libbb</b></a></h2>
    512605of open(), close(), read(), and write() that test for their own failures
    513606and/or retry automatically, linked list management functions (llist.c),
    514 command line argument parsing (getopt_ulflags.c), and a whole lot more.</p>
    516 <hr />
    517 <p>
     607command line argument parsing (getopt32.c), and a whole lot more.</p>
     609<hr />
    518610<h2><a name="optimize">I want to make busybox even smaller, how do I go about it?</a></h2>
    520613    To conserve bytes it's good to know where they're being used, and the
    567660        for a sepecific symbol.
    569 <hr />
    573 <h2><a name="adding"><b>Adding an applet to busybox</b></a></h2>
     663<hr />
     664<h2><a name="adding">Adding an applet to busybox</a></h2>
    575666<p>To add a new applet to busybox, first pick a name for the applet and
     705<hr />
    614706<h2><a name="standards">What standards does busybox adhere to?</a></h2>
    641733document where we (intentionally) fall short.</p>
     735<hr />
    643736<h2><a name="portability">Portability.</a></h2>
    717810something we're trying to avoid.</p>
     812<hr />
    719813<h2><a name="tips" />Programming tips and tricks.</a></h2>
     818<hr />
    724819<h2><a name="tips_encrypted_passwords">Encrypted Passwords</a></h2>
    773868second argument to pw_encrypt(text,buffer).</p>
     870<hr />
    775871<h2><a name="tips_vfork">Fork and vfork</a></h2>
    851947something subtle and thus even more dangerous.)</p>
     949<hr />
    853950<h2><a name="tips_sort_read">Short reads and writes</a></h2>
    877974<p>So will data always be read from the far end of a pipe at the
    878975same chunk sizes it was written in?  Nope.  Don't rely on that.  For one
    879 counterexample, see <a href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc896.html">rfc 896 
     976counterexample, see <a href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc896.html">rfc 896
    880977for Nagle's algorithm</a>, which waits a fraction of a second or so before
    881978sending out small amounts of data through a TCP/IP connection in case more
    884981on their their sockets, now you know.)</p>
     983<hr />
    886984<h2><a name="tips_memory">Memory used by relocatable code, PIC, and static linking.</a></h2>
     1048<hr />
    9501049<h2><a name="tips_kernel_headers"></a>Including kernel headers</h2>
    9851084is not a better way.</p>
     1086<hr />
    9871087<h2><a name="who">Who are the BusyBox developers?</a></h2>
    9941094aldot     :Bernhard Fischer
    995 andersen  :Erik Andersen      <- uClibc and BuildRoot maintainer.
     1095andersen  :Erik Andersen      - uClibc and BuildRoot maintainer.
    9961096bug1      :Glenn McGrath
    9971097davidm    :David McCullough
    998 gkajmowi  :Garrett Kajmowicz  <- uClibc++ maintainer
     1098gkajmowi  :Garrett Kajmowicz  - uClibc++ maintainer
    9991099jbglaw    :Jan-Benedict Glaw
    10001100jocke     :Joakim Tjernlund
    1001 landley   :Rob Landley        <- BusyBox maintainer
     1101landley   :Rob Landley        - BusyBox maintainer
    10021102lethal    :Paul Mundt
    10031103mjn3      :Manuel Novoa III
    10181118<p>The following accounts used to exist on busybox.net, but don't anymore so
    1019 I can't ask /etc/passwd for their names.  (If anybody would like to make
    1020 a stab at it...)</p>
     1119I can't ask /etc/passwd for their names.  Rob Wentworth <robwen@gmail.com>
     1120asked Google and recovered the names:</p>
    1023 aaronl
    1024 beppu
    1025 dwhedon
    1026 erik    : Also Erik Andersen?
    1027 gfeldman
    1028 jimg
    1029 kraai
    1030 markw
    1031 miles
    1032 proski
    1033 rjune
    1034 tausq
    1035 vodz      :Vladimir N. Oleynik
     1123aaronl   :Aaron Lehmann
     1124beppu    :John Beppu
     1125dwhedon  :David Whedon
     1126erik     :Erik Andersen
     1127gfeldman :Gennady Feldman
     1128jimg     :Jim Gleason
     1129kraai    :Matt Kraai
     1130markw    :Mark Whitley
     1131miles    :Miles Bader
     1132proski   :Pavel Roskin
     1133rjune    :Richard June
     1134tausq    :Randolph Chung
     1135vodz     :Vladimir N. Oleynik
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    1717nodes in /dev, a few configuration files in /etc, and a Linux kernel.</p>
    19 <p>BusyBox is maintained by <a href="http://www.landley.net/">Rob Landley</a>,
     19<p>BusyBox is maintained by
     20<a href="mailto:vda.linux@googlemail.com">Denis Vlasenko</a>,
    2021and licensed under the <a href="/license.html">GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE</a>
    21 version 2 or later.</p>
     22version 2.</p>
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    1818            <br>
    19             Rob Landley <a href="mailto:rob@landley.net">rob@landley.net</a><br>
     19            Denis Vlasenko <a href="mailto:vda.linux@googlemail.com">vda.linux@googlemail.com</a><br>
    2020        </font>
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    4646    <b>About</b>
    4747    <ul>
    48       <li><a href="about.html">About BusyBox</a></li>
    49       <li><a href="screenshot.html">Screenshot</a></li>
    50       <li><a href="news.html">Latest News</a></li>
     48        <li><a href="about.html">About BusyBox</a></li>
     49        <li><a href="screenshot.html">Screenshot</a></li>
     50        <li><a href="news.html">Announcements</a></li>
     51    <li><a href="downloads/news">BusyBox Weekly News</a></li>
    5152    </ul>
    5253    <b>Documentation</b>
    6667        <li><a href="/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/busybox/">Browse Source</a></li>
    6768        <li><a href="subversion.html">Source Control</a></li>
     69        <li><a href="/downloads/patches/recent.html">Recent Changes</a></li>
    6870        <li><a href="lists.html">Mailing Lists</a></li>
    6971        <li><a href="http://bugs.busybox.net/">Bug Tracking</a></li>
    7274    <ul>
    7375        <li><a href="links.html">Related Sites</a></li>
    74     <li><a href="tinyutils.html">Tiny Utilities</a></li>
    75     <li><a href="sponsors.html">Sponsors</a></li>
     76        <li><a href="tinyutils.html">Tiny Utilities</a></li>
     77        <li><a href="sponsors.html">Sponsors</a></li>
     78    </ul>
     79    <p><b>Developer Pages</b>
     80    <ul>
     81        <li><a href="http://busybox.net/~landley">Rob</a></li>
     82        <li><a href="http://busybox.net/~aldot">Bernhard</a></li>
     83    <li><a href="http://busybox.net/~vda">Denis</a></li>
    7684    </ul>
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    4 <h3>BusyBox is licensed under the GNU General Public License</h3>
     4<h3>BusyBox is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2</h3>
    66<p>BusyBox is licensed under <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html#SEC1">the
    7 GNU General Public License</a> version 2 or later, which is generally
    8 abbreviated as the GPL.  (This is the same license the Linux kernel is under,
    9 so you may be somewhat familiar with it by now.)</p>
     7GNU General Public License</a> version 2, which is often abbreviated as GPLv2.
     8(This is the same license the Linux kernel is under, so you may be somewhat
     9familiar with it by now.)</p>
     11<p>A complete copy of the license text is included in the file LICENSE in
     12the BusyBox source code.</p>
    1114<p><a href="/products.html">Anyone thinking of shipping BusyBox as part of a
    2326license terms still apply to you.)  Read the license text for the details.</p>
     28<h3>A note on GPL versions</h3>
     30<p>Version 2 of the GPL is the only version of the GPL which current versions
     31of BusyBox may be distributed under.  New code added to the tree is licensed
     32GPL version 2, and the project's license is GPL version 2.</p>
     34<p>Older versions of BusyBox (versions 1.2.2 and earlier, up through about svn
     3516112) included variants of the recommended "GPL version 2 or (at your option)
     36later versions" boilerplate permission grant.  Ancient versions of BusyBox
     37(before svn 49) did not specify any version at all, and section 9 of GPLv2
     38(the most recent version at the time) says those old versions may be
     39redistributed under any version of GPL (including the obsolete V1).  This was
     40conceptually similar to a dual license, except that the different licenses were
     41different versions of the GPL.</p>
     43<p>However, BusyBox has apparently always contained chunks of code that were
     44licensed under GPL version 2 only.  Examples include applets written by Linus
     45Torvalds (util-linux/mkfs_minix.c and util_linux/mkswap.c) which stated they
     46"may be redistributed as per the Linux copyright" (which Linus clarified in the
     472.4.0-pre8 release announcement in 2000 was GPLv2 only), and Linux kernel code
     48copied into libbb/loop.c (after Linus's announcement).  There are probably
     49more, because all we used to check was that the code was GPL, not which
     50version.  (Before the GPLv3 draft proceedings in 2006, it was a purely
     51theoretical issue that didn't come up much.)</p>
     53<p>To summarize: every version of BusyBox may be distributed under the terms of
     54GPL version 2.  New versions (after 1.2.2) may <b>only</b> be distributed under
     55GPLv2, not under other versions of the GPL.  Older versions of BusyBox might
     56(or might not) be distributable under other versions of the GPL.  If you
     57want to use a GPL version other than 2, you should start with one of the old
     58versions such as release 1.2.2 or SVN 16112, and do your own homework to
     59identify and remove any code that can't be licensed under the GPL version you
     60want to use.  New development is all GPLv2.</p>
     62<h3>License enforcement</h3>
    2564<p>BusyBox's copyrights are enforced by the <a
    26 href="http://www.softwarefreedom.org">Software Freedom Law Center</a>, which
     65href="http://www.softwarefreedom.org">Software Freedom Law Center</a>
     66(you can contact them at gpl@busybox.net), which
    2767"accepts primary responsibility for enforcement of US copyrights on the
    2868software... and coordinates international copyright enforcement efforts for
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     4  <li><b>24 August 2007 -- BusyBox 1.7.0 (unstable)</b>
     5    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.7.0.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.7.0</a>.
     6    (<a href=http://busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/branches/busybox_1_7_stable/>svn</a>,
     7    <a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.7.0/>patches</a>,
     8    <a href=http://busybox.net/fix.html>how to add a patch</a>)</p>
     10    <p>Applets which had many changes since 1.6.x:
     11    <p>httpd:
     12      <ul>
     13    <li>works in standalone mode on NOMMU machines now (partly by Alex Landau &lt;landau_alex@yahoo.com&gt;)
     14    <li>indexer example is rewritten in C
     15    <li>optional support for error pages (by Pierre Metras &lt;genepi@sympatico.ca&gt;)
     16    <li>stop reading headers using 1-byte reads
     17    <li>new option -v[v]: prints client addresses, HTTP codes returned, URLs
     18    <li>extended -p PORT to -p [IP[v6]:]PORT
     19    <li>sendfile support
     20    <li>add support for Status: CGI header
     21    <li>fix CGI handling bug (we were closing wrong fd)
     22    <li>CGI I/O loop still doesn't look 100% ok to me...
     23      </ul>
     25    <p>udhcp[cd]:
     26      <ul>
     27    <li>add -f "foreground" and -S "syslog" options
     28    <li>fixed "ifupdown + udhcpc_without_pidpile_creation" bug
     29    <li>new config option "Rewrite the lease file at every new acknowledge" (Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats@blue2net.com&gt; (Blue2Net AB))
     30    <li>consistently treat server_config.start/end IPs as host-order
     31    <li>fix IP parsing for 64bit machines
     32    <li>fix unsafe hton macro usage in read_opt()
     33    <li>do not chdir to / when daemonizing
     34      </ul>
     36    <p>top, ps, killall, pidof
     37      <ul>
     38    <li>simpler loadavg processing
     39    <li>truncate usernames to 8 chars
     40    <li>fix non-CONFIG_DESKTOP ps -ww (by rockeychu)
     41    <li>improve /proc/PID/cmdinfo reading code
     42    <li>use cmdline, not comm field (fixes problems with re-execed applets showing as processes with name "exe", and not being found by pidof/killall by applet name)
     43    <li>reduce CPU usage in decimal conversion (optional) (corresponding speedup on kernel side is accepted in mainline Linux kernel, yay!)
     44    <li>make percentile (0.1%) calculations configurable
     45    <li>add config option and code for global CPU% display
     46    <li>reorder columns, so that [P]PIDs are together and VSZ/%MEM are together - makes more sense
     47      </ul>
     49    <p>Build system improvements: doesn't link against libraries we don't need,
     50    generates verbose link output and map file, allows for custom link
     51    stripts (useful for removing extra padding, among other things).
     53    <p>Code and data size in comparison with 1.6.1:<pre>
     54Equivalent .config, i386 glibc dynamic builds:
     55   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
     56 672671    2768   16808  692247   a9017 busybox-1.6.1/busybox
     57 662948    2660   13528  679136   a5ce0 busybox-1.7.0/busybox
     58 662783    2631   13416  678830   a5bae busybox-1.7.0/busybox.customld
     60Same .config built against static uclibc:
     61 765021    1059   11020  777100   bdb8c busybox-1.7.0/busybox_uc</pre>
     63    <p>Code/data shrink done in applets: crond, hdparm, dd, cal, od, nc, expr, uuencode,
     64    test, slattach, diff, ping, tr, syslogd, hwclock, zcip, find, pidof, ash, uudecode,
     65    runit/*, in libbb.
     67    <p>New applets:
     68      <ul>
     69    <li>pscan, expand, unexpand (from Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;)
     70    <li>setfiles, restorecon (by Yuichi Nakamura &lt;ynakam@hitachisoft.jp&gt;)
     71    <li>chpasswd (by Alexander Shishkin &lt;virtuoso@slind.org&gt;)
     72    <li>slattach, ttysize
     73      </ul>
     75    <p>Unfortunately, not much work is done on shells. This was mostly stalled
     76    by lack of time (read: laziness) on my part to learn how to adapt existing
     77    qemu-runnable image for a NOMMU architechture (available on qemu website)
     78    for local testing of cross-compiled busybox on my machine.
     80    <p>Other changes since previous release (abridged):
     81      <ul>
     82    <li>addgroup: disallow addgroup -g num user group; make -g 0 work (Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;)
     83    <li>adduser: close /etc/{passwd,shadow} before calling passwd etc. Spotted by Natanael Copa &lt;natanael.copa@gmail.com&gt;
     84    <li>arping: -i should be -I, fixed
     85    <li>ash: make "jobs | cat" work like in bash (was giving empty output)
     86    <li>ash: recognize -l as --login equivalent; do not recognize +-login
     87    <li>ash: fix buglet in DEBUG code (Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy &lt;pclouds@gmail.com&gt;)
     88    <li>ash: fix SEGV if type has zero parameters
     89    <li>awk: fix -F 'regex' bug (miscounted fields if last field is empty)
     90    <li>catv: catv without arguments was trying to use environ as argv (Alex Landau &lt;landau_alex@yahoo.com&gt;)
     91    <li>catv: don't die on open error (emit warning)
     92    <li>chown/chgrp: completely match coreutils 6.8 wrt symlink handling
     93    <li>correct_password: do not print "no shadow passwd..." message
     94    <li>crond: don't start sendmail with absolute path, don't report obsolete version (report true bbox version)
     95    <li>dd: fix bug where we assume count=INT_MAX when count is unspecified
     96    <li>devfsd: sanitization by Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;
     97    <li>echo: fix non-fancy echo
     98    <li>fdisk: make it work with big disks (read: typical today's disks) even if CONFIG_LFS is unset
     99    <li>find: -context support for SELinux (KaiGai Kohei &lt;kaigai@kaigai.gr.jp&gt;)
     100    <li>find: add conditional support for -maxdepth and -regex, make -size match GNU find
     101    <li>find: fix build failure on certain configs (found by Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn &lt;cristian.ionescu-idbohrn@axis.com&gt;)
     102    <li>fsck_minix: make it print bb version, not it's own (outdated/irrelevant) one
     103    <li>grep: implement -m MAX_MATCHES, fix buglets with context printing
     104    <li>grep: fix selection done by FEATURE_GREP_EGREP_ALIAS (Maxime Bizon &lt;mbizon@freebox.fr&gt; (Freebox))
     105    <li>hush: add missing dependencies (Maxime Bizon &lt;mbizon@freebox.fr&gt; (Freebox))
     106    <li>hush: fix read builtin to not read ahead past EOL and to not use insane amounts of stack
     107    <li>ifconfig: make it work with ifaces with interface no. > 255
     108    <li>ifup/ifdown: make location of ifstate configurable
     109    <li>ifupdown: make netmask parsing smaller and more strict (was accepting, 255.1234.0.0 etc...)
     110    <li>install: fix -s (strip) option, fix install a b /a/link/to/dir
     111    <li>libbb: consolidate ARRAY_SIZE macro (Walter Harms &lt;wharms@bfs.de&gt;)
     112    <li>libbb: make /etc/network parsing configurable. -200 bytes when off
     113    <li>libbb: nuke BB_GETOPT_ERROR, always die if there are mutually exclusive options
     114    <li>libbb: xioctl and friends by Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;
     115    <li>login: optional support for PAM
     116    <li>login: make /etc/nologin support configurable (-240 bytes)
     117    <li>login: ask passwords even for wrong usernames
     118    <li>md5_sha1_sum: fix mishandling when run as /bin/md5sum
     119    <li>mdev: add support for firmware loading
     120    <li>mdev: work even when CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED in kernel is off
     121    <li>modprobe: add scanning of /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.symbols (by Yann E. MORIN)
     122    <li>more: fixes by Tristan Schmelcher &lt;tpkschme@engmail.uwaterloo.ca&gt;
     123    <li>nc: make connecting to IPv4 from IPv6-enabled hosts easier (was requiring -s local_addr)
     124    <li>passwd: fix bug "updating shadow even if user's record is in passwd"
     125    <li>patch: fix -p -1 handling
     126    <li>patch: fix bad line ending handling (Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy &lt;pclouds@gmail.com&gt;)
     127    <li>ping: display roundtrip times with 1/1000th of ms, not 1/10 ms precision.
     128    <li>ping: fix incorrect handling of -I (Iouri Kharon &lt;bc-info@styx.cabel.net>&gt;)
     129    <li>ping: fix non-fancy ping6
     130    <li>printenv: fix "printenv VAR1 VAR2" bug (spotted by Kalyanatejaswi Balabhadrapatruni &lt;kalyanatejaswi@yahoo.co.in&gt;)
     131    <li>ps: fix -Z (by Yuichi Nakamura &lt;ynakam@hitachisoft.jp&gt;)
     132    <li>rpm: add optional support for bz2 data. +50 bytes of code
     133    <li>rpm: fix bogus "package is not installed" case
     134    <li>sed: fix 'q' command handling (by Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy &lt;pclouds@gmail.com&gt;)
     135    <li>start_stop_daemon: NOMMU fixes by Alex Landau &lt;landau_alex@yahoo.com&gt;
     136    <li>stat: fix option -Z SEGV
     137    <li>strings: strings a b was processing a twice, fix that
     138    <li>svlogd: fix timestamping, do not warn if config is missing
     139    <li>syslogd, logread: get rid of head pointer, fix logread bug in the process
     140    <li>syslogd: do not convert tabs to ^I, set syslog IPC buffer to mode 0644
     141    <li>tar: improve OLDGNU compat, make old SUN compat configurable
     142    <li>test: fix testing primary expressions like '"-u" = "-u"'
     143    <li>uudecode: fix to base64 decode by Jorgen Cederlof &lt;jcz@google.com&gt;
     144    <li>vi: multiple fixes by Natanael Copa &lt;natanael.copa@gmail.com&gt;
     145    <li>wget: fix bug in base64 encoding (bug 1404). +10 bytes
     146    <li>wget: lift 256 chars limitation on terminal width
     147    <li>wget, zcip: use monotonic_sec instead of gettimeofday
     148      </ul>
     149    </p>
     150  </li>
     152  <li><b>30 June 2007 -- BusyBox 1.6.1 (stable)</b>
     153    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.6.1.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.6.1</a>.
     154    (<a href=http://busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/branches/busybox_1_6_stable/>svn</a>,
     155    <a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.6.1/>patches</a>,
     156    <a href=http://busybox.net/fix.html>how to add a patch</a>)</p>
     158    <p>This is a bugfix-only release, with fixes to echo, hush, and wget.</p>
     159  </li>
     161  <li><b>1 June 2007 -- BusyBox 1.6.0 (unstable)</b>
     162    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.6.0.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.6.0</a>.
     163    (<a href=http://busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/branches/busybox_1_6_stable/>svn</a>,
     164    <a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.6.0/>patches</a>,
     165    <a href=http://busybox.net/fix.html>how to add a patch</a>)</p>
     167    <p>Since this is a x.x.0 release, it probably does not deserve "stable"
     168    label. Please help making 1.6.1 stable by testing 1.6.0.</p>
     169    <p>Note that hush shell had many changes and (hopefully) is much improved now,
     170    but there is a possibility that it regressed in some obscure cases. Please
     171    report any such cases.</p>
     172    <p>lash users please note: lash is going to be deprecated in busybox 1.7.0
     173    and removed in the more distant future. Please migrate to hush.</p>
     174    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/~vda/mem_usage-1.6.0.txt>Memory usage has decreased, but we can do better still</a></p>
     175    <p>Other changes since previous release:
     176    <ul>
     177<li>NOFORK: audit small applets and mark some of them as NOFORK. Put big scary warnings in relevant places
     178<li>NOFORK: factor out NOFORK/NOEXEC code from find. Use NOFORK/NOEXEC in find and xargs
     179<li>NOFORK: remove potential xmalloc from NOFORK path in bb_full_fd_action
     180<li>NOMMU: random fixes; compressed --help now works for NOMMU
     181<li>SELinux: load_policy applet
     182<li>[u]mount: extend -t option (Roy Marples &lt;uberlord@gentoo.org&gt;)
     183<li>addgroup: clean up, fix adding users to existing groups and make it optional (Tito)
     184<li>adduser: don't bomb out if shadow password file doesn't exist (from Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;)
     185<li>applet.c: do not even try to read config if run by real root; fix suid config handling
     186<li>ash: fix infinite loop on exit if tty is not there anymore
     187<li>ash: fix kill -l (by Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats.andersson64@comhem.se&gt;)
     188<li>ash: implement type -p, costs less than 10 bytes (patch by Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats.andersson64@comhem.se&gt;)
     189<li>awk: don't segfault on printf(%*s). Closes bug 1337
     190<li>awk: guard against empty environment
     191<li>awk: some 'lineno' vars were shorts, made them ints (code got smaller)
     192<li>cat: stop using stdio.h opens
     193<li>config system: clarify PREFER_APPLETS/SH_STANDALONE effects in help text
     194<li>cryptpw: new applet (by Thomas Lundquist &lt;lists@zelow.no&gt;)
     195<li>cttyhack: new applet
     196<li>dd: NOEXEC fix; fix skip= parse error (spotted by Dirk Clemens &lt;develop@cle-mens.de&gt;)
     197<li>deluser: add optional support for removing users from groups (by Tito &lt;farmatito@tiscali.it&gt;)
     198<li>diff: fix SEGV (NULL deref) in diff -N
     199<li>diff: fix segfault on empty dirs (Peter Korsgaard &lt;peter.korsgaard@barco.com&gt;)
     200<li>dnsd: fix several buglets, make smaller; openlog(), so that applet's name is logged
     201<li>dpkg: run_package_script() returns 0 if all ok and non-zero if failure. The result code was checked incorrectly in two places. (from Kim B. Heino &lt;Kim.Heino@bluegiga.com&gt;)
     202<li>dpkg: use bitfields which are a bit closer to typical short/char. Code size -800 bytes
     203<li>dumpleases: getopt32()-ization (from Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats.andersson64@comhem.se&gt;)
     204<li>e2fsprogs: stop using statics in chattr. Minor code shrinkage (-130 bytes)
     205<li>ether-wake: close bug 1317. Reorder fuctions to avoid forward refs while at it
     206<li>ether-wake: save a few more bytes of code
     207<li>find: -group, -depth (Natanael Copa &lt;natanael.copa@gmail.com&gt;)
     208<li>find: add support for -delete, -path (by Natanael Copa)
     209<li>find: fix -prune. Add big comment about it
     210<li>find: improve usage text (Natanael Copa &lt;natanael.copa@gmail.com&gt;)
     211<li>find: missed 'static' on const data; size and prune were mixed up; use index_in_str_array
     212<li>find: un-DESKTOPize (Kai Schwenzfeier &lt;niteblade@gmx.net&gt;)
     213<li>find_root_device: teach to deal with /dev/ subdirs (by Kirill K. Smirnov &lt;lich@math.spbu.ru&gt;)
     214<li>find_root_device: use lstat - don't follow links
     215<li>getopt32: fix llist_t options ordering. llist_rev is now unused
     216<li>getopt: use getopt32 for option parsing - inspired by patch by Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats.andersson64@comhem.se&gt;
     217<li>hdparm: fix multisector mode setting (from Toni Mirabete &lt;amirabete@catix.cat&gt;)
     218<li>hdparm: make -T -t code smaller (-194 bytes), and output prettier
     219<li>ifupdown: make it possible to use DHCP clients different from udhcp
     220<li>ifupdown: reread state file before rewriting it. Fixes "ifup started another ifup" state corruption bug. Patch by Natanael Copa &lt;natanael.copa@gmail.com&gt;
     221<li>ifupdown: small optimization (avoid doing useless work if we are not going to update state file)
     222<li>ip: fix compilation if FEATURE_TR_CLASSES is off
     223<li>ip: mv ip*_main into ip.c; use a dispatcher to save on needless duplication. Saves a minor 12b
     224<li>ip: rewrite the ip applet to be less bloaty. Convert to index_in_(sub)str_array()
     225<li>ip: set the scope properly. Thanks to Jean Wolter
     226<li>iplink: shrink iplink; sanitize libiproute a bit (-916 bytes)
     227<li>iproute: shrink a bit (-200 bytes)
     228<li>kill: know much more signals; make code smaller; use common code for kill applet and ash kill builtin
     229<li>klogd: remove dependency on syslogd
     230<li>lash: "forking" applets are actually can be treated the same way as "non-forked". Also save a bit of space on trailing NULL array elements.
     231<li>lash: fix kill buglet (didn't properly recognize ESRCH)
     232<li>lash: make -c work; crush buffer overrun and free of non-malloced ptr (from Mats Erik Andersson &lt;mats.andersson64@comhem.se&gt;)
     233<li>lash: recognize and use NOFORK applets
     234<li>less: fix case when regex search finds nothing; fix very obscure memory corruption bug; fix less &lt;HUGEFILE + [End] busy loop
     235<li>libbb: add xsendto, xunlink, xpipe
     236<li>libbb: fix segfault in reset_ino_dev_hashtable() when *hashtable was NULL
     237<li>libbb: make pidfile writing configurable
     238<li>libbb: make xsocket die with address family printed (if VERBOSE_RESOLUTION_ERRORS=y)
     239<li>libbb: rework NOMMU helper API so that it makes more sense and easier to use
     240<li>libiproute: audit callgraph, shortcut error paths into die() functions
     241<li>lineedit: do not try to open NULL history file
     242<li>lineedit: nuke two unused variables and code which sets them
     243<li>login: remove setpgrp call (makes it work from shell prompt again); sanitize stdio descriptors (we are suid, need to be careful!)
     244<li>login: shrink login and set_environment by ~100 bytes
     245<li>mount: fix incorrect usage of strtok (inadvertently used NULL sometimes)
     246<li>mount: fix mounting of symlinks (mount from util-linux allows that)
     247<li>msh: data/bss reduction (more than 9k of it); fix "underscore bug" (a_b=1111 didn't work); fix obscure case with backticks and closed fd 1
     248<li>nc: port nc 1.10 to busybox
     249<li>netstat: fix for bogus state value for raw sockets
     250<li>netstat: introduce -W: wide, ipv6-friendly output; shrink by ~500 bytes
     251<li>nmeter: should die if stdout doesn't like him anymore
     252<li>patch: do not try to delete same file twice
     253<li>ping: fix wrong sign extension of packet id (bug 1373)
     254<li>ps: add -o tty and -o rss support; make a bit smaller; work around libc bug: printf("%.*s\n", MAX_INT, buffer)
     255<li>run_parts: rewrite
     256<li>run_parts: do not check path portion of a name for "bad chars". Needed for ifupdown. Patch by Gabriel L. Somlo &lt;somlo@cmu.edu&gt;
     257<li>sed: fix escaped newlines in -f
     258<li>split: new applet
     259<li>stat: remove superfluous bss user (flags) and manually unswitch some areas
     260<li>stty: fix option parsing bug (spotted by Sascha Hauer &lt;s.hauer@pengutronix.de&gt;)
     261<li>svlogd: fix 'SEGV on uninitialized data' and make it honor TERM
     262<li>tail: fix SEGV on "tail -N"
     263<li>ipsvd: tcpsvd,udpsvd are new applets, GPL-ed 'clones' of Dan Bernstein's tcpserver. Author: Gerrit Pape &lt;pape@smarden.org&gt;, http://smarden.sunsite.dk/ipsvd/
     264<li>test: close bug 1371; plug a memory leak; code size reduction
     265<li>tftp: code diet, and I think retransmits were broken
     266<li>tr: fix bug where we did not reject invalid classes like '[[:alpha'. debloat while at it
     267<li>udhcp: MAC_BCAST_ADDR and blank_chaddr are in fact constant, move to rodata; use pipe instead of socketpair
     268<li>udhcp[cd]: stop using atexit magic fir pidfile removal; stop deleting our own pidfile if we daemonize
     269<li>xargs: shrink code, ~80 bytes; simplify word list management
     270<li>zcip: make it work on NOMMU (+ improve NOMMU support machinery)
     271    </ul>
     272    </p>
     273  </li>
     275  <li><b>20 May 2007 -- BusyBox 1.5.1 (stable)</b>
     276    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.5.1.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.5.1</a>.
     277    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.5.1/>patches</a>,
     278    <a href=http://busybox.net/fix.html>how to add a patch</a>)</p>
     280    <p>This is a bugfix-only release, with fixes to hdparm, hush, ifupdown, ps
     281    and sed.</p>
     282  </li>
     284  <li><b>23 March 2007 -- BusyBox 1.5.0 (unstable)</b>
     285    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.5.0.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.5.0</a>.
     286    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.5.0/>patches</a>,
     287    <a href=http://busybox.net/fix.html>how to add a patch</a>)</p>
     289    <p>Since this is a x.x.0 release, it probably does not deserve "stable"
     290    label. Please help making 1.5.1 stable by testing 1.5.0.</p>
     291    <p>Notable changes since previous release:
     292    <ul>
     293    <li>find: added support for -user, -not, fixed -mtime, -mmin, -perm
     294    <li>[de]archivers: merge common logic into one module
     295    <li>ping[6]: unified code for both
     296    <li>less: regex search improved
     297    <li>ash: more readable code, testsuite added
     298    <li>sed: several very obscure bugs fixed
     299    <li>chown: -H, -L, -P support (required by POSIX)
     300    <li>tar: handle (broken) checksums a-la Sun; tar restores mode again
     301    <li>grep: implement -w, "implement" -a and -I by ignoring them
     302    <li>cp: more sane behavior when overwriting existing files
     303    <li>init: stop doing silly things with the console (-400 bytes)
     304    <li>httpd: make httpd usable for NOMMU CPUs; fix POSTDATA handling bugs
     305    <li>httpd: run interpreter for configured file extensions in any dir,
     306        not only in /cgi-bin/
     307    <li>chrt: new applet
     308    <li>SELinux: SELinux-related code and -Z option added to several applets,
     309        new SELinux-specific applets: chcon, runcon.
     310    <li>Build system: produces link map, uses -Wwrite-strings to catch
     311        improper usage of string constants.
     312    <li>Data and bss section usage audited and reduced - should help NOMMU
     313        targets.
     314    <li>Applets with bug fixes: gunzip, vi, syslogd, dpkg, ls, adjtimex, resize,
     315        sv, printf, diff, awk, sort, dpkg, diff, tftp
     316    <li>Applets with usability improvements: swapon, more, ifup/ifdown, hwclock,
     317        udhcpd, start_stop_daemon, cmp
     318    <li>Applets with code cleaned up: telnet, fdisk, fsck_minix, mkfs_minix,
     319        syslogd, swapon, runsv, svlogd, klogd
     320    </ul>
     321    </p>
     322  </li>
     324  <li><b>18 March 2007 -- BusyBox 1.4.2 (stable)</b>
     325    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.4.2.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.4.2</a>.
     326    </p>
     328    <p>This release includes only trivial fixes accumulated since 1.4.1.
     329    </p>
     330  </li>
     332  <li><b>25 January 2007 -- BusyBox 1.4.1 (stable)</b>
     333    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.4.1.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.4.1</a>.
     334    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.4.1/>patches</a>)</p>
     336    <p>This release includes only trivial fixes accumulated since 1.4.0.
     337    </p>
     338  </li>
     340  <li><b>20 January 2007 -- BusyBox 1.4.0 (stable)</b>
     341    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.4.0.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.4.0</a>.
     342    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.4.0/>patches</a>)</p>
     344    <p>Since this is a x.x.0 release, it probably is a bit less "stable"
     345    than usual.</p>
     346    <p>Changes since previous release:
     347    <ul>
     348    <li>e2fsprogs are mostly removed from busybox. Some smaller parts remain,
     349    the rest of it sits disabled in e2fsprogs/old_e2fsprogs/*, because
     350    it's too bloated. Really. I'm afraid it's about the only way we can
     351    ever get e2fsprogs cleaned up.
     352    <li>less: many improvements. Now can display binary files
     353    (although I expect it to have trouble with displays where 8bit chars
     354    don't have 1-to-1 char/glyph relationship). Regexp search is not buggy
     355    anymore. Less does not read entire input up-front. Reads input
     356    as it appears (yay!). Works rather nice as man pager. I recommend it
     357    for general use now.
     358    <li>IPv6: generic support is in place, many networking applets are
     359    upgraded to be IPv6 capable. Probably some work remains, but it is
     360    already much better than what we had previously.
     361    <li>arp: new applet (thanks to Eric Spakman).
     362    <li>fakeidentd: non-forking standalone server part was taking ~90%
     363    of the applet. Factored it out (in fact, rewrote it).
     364    <li>syslogd: mostly rewritten.
     365    <li>decompress_unzip, gzip: sanitized a bit.
     366    <li>sed: better hadling of NULs
     367    <li>httpd: stop adding our own "Content-type:" to CGI output
     368    <li>chown: user.grp works again.
     369    <li>minor bugfixes to: passwd, date, tftp, start_stop_daemon, tar,
     370    ps, ifupdown, time, su, stty, awk, ping[6], sort,...
     371    </ul>
     372    </p>
     373  </li>
     375  <li><b>20 January 2007 -- BusyBox 1.3.2 (stable)</b>
     376    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.3.2.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.3.2</a>.</p>
     378    <p>This release includes only one trivial fix accumulated since 1.3.1
     379    </p>
     380  </li>
     382  <li><b>27 December 2006 -- BusyBox 1.3.1 (stable)</b>
     383    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.3.1.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.3.1</a>.
     384    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.3.1/>patches</a>)</p>
     386    <p>Closing 2006 with new release. It includes only trivial fixes accumulated since 1.3.0
     387    </p>
     388  </li>
     390  <li><b>14 December 2006 -- BusyBox 1.3.0 (stable)</b>
     391    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.3.0.tar.bz2>BusyBox 1.3.0</a>.
     392    (<a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.3.0/>patches</a>)</p>
     394    <p>This release has CONFIG_DESKTOP option which enables features
     395    needed for busybox usage on desktop machine. For example, find, chmod
     396    and chown get several less frequently used options, od is significantly
     397    bigger but matches GNU coreutils, etc. Intended to eventually make
     398    busybox a viable alternative for "standard" utilities for slightly
     399    adventurous desktop users.
     400    <p>Changes since previous release:
     401    <ul>
     402    <li>find: taking many more of standard options
     403    <li>ps: POSIX-compliant -o implemented
     404    <li>cp: added -s, -l
     405    <li>grep: added -r, fixed -h
     406    <li>watch: make it exec child like standard one does (was totally
     407        incompatible)
     408    <li>tar: fix limitations which were preventing bbox tar usage
     409        on big directories: long names and linknames, pax headers
     410        (Linux kernel tarballs have that). Fixed a number of obscure bugs.
     411        Raised max file limit (now 64Gb). Security fixes (/../ attacks).
     412    <li>httpd: added -i (inetd), -f (foreground), support for
     413        directory indexer CGI (example is included), bugfixes.
     414    <li>telnetd: fixed/improved IPv6 support, inetd+standalone support,
     415        other fixes. Useful IPv6 stuff factored out into libbb.
     416    <li>runit/*: new applets adapted from http://smarden.sunsite.dk/runit/
     417        (these are my personal favorite small-and-beautiful toys)
     418    <li>minor bugfixes to: login, dd, mount, umount, chmod, chown, ln, udhcp,
     419        fdisk, ifconfig, sort, tee, mkswap, wget, insmod.
     420    </ul>
     421    <p>Note that GnuPG key used to sign this release is different.
     422 is also signed post-factum now. Sorry for the mess.
     423    </p>
     424  </li>
     426  <li><b>29 October 2006 -- BusyBox (fix)</b>
     427    <p><a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox->BusyBox</a>.</p>
     429    <p>Added compile-time warning that static linking against glibc
     430    produces buggy executables.
     431  </li>
     433  <li><b>24 October 2006 -- BusyBox 1.2.2 (stable)</b>
     434    <p>It's a bit overdue, but
     435    <a href=http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.2.2.tar.bz2>here is
     436    BusyBox 1.2.2</a>.</p>
     438    <p>This release has dozens of fixes backported from the ongoing development
     439    branch.  There are a couple of bugfixes to sed, two fixes to documentation
     440    generation (BusyBox.html shouldn't have USE() macros in it anymore), fix
     441    umount to report the right errno on failure and to umount block devices by
     442    name with newer kernels, fix mount to handle symlinks properly, make mdev
     443    delete device nodes when called for hotplug remove, fix a segfault
     444    in traceroute, a minor portability fix to md5sum option parsing, a build
     445    fix for httpd with old gccs, an options parsing tweak to hdparm, make test
     446    fail gracefully when getgroups() returns -1, fix a race condition in
     447    modprobe when two instances run at once (hotplug does this), make "tar xf
     448    foo.tar dir/dir" extract all subdirectories, make our getty initialize the
     449    terminal more like mingetty, an selinux build fix, an endianness fix in
     450    ping6, fix for zcip defending addresses, clean up some global variables in
     451    gzip to save memory, fix sulogin -tNNN, a help text tweak, several warning
     452    fixes and build fixes, fixup dnsd a bit, and a partridge in a pear tree.</p>
     454    <p>As <a href=http://lwn.net/Articles/202106/>Linux Weekly News noted</a>,
     455    this is my (Rob's) last release of BusyBox.  The new maintainer is Denis
     456    Vlasenko, I'm off to do <a href=http://landley.net/code>other things</a>.
     457    </p>
     458  </li>
     460  <li><b>29 September 2006 -- New license email address.</b>
     461    <p>The email address gpl@busybox.net is now the recommended way to contact
     462    the Software Freedom Law Center to report BusyBox license violations.</p>
     464  <li><b>31 July 2006 -- BusyBox 1.2.1 (stable)</b>
     465    <p>Since nobody seems to have objected too loudly over the weekend, I
     466    might as well point you all at
     467    <a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.2.1.tar.bz2">Busybox
     468    1.2.1</a>, a bugfix-only release with no new features.</p>
     470    <p>It has three shell fixes (two to lash: going "var=value" without
     471    saying "export" should now work, plus a missing null pointer check, and
     472    one to ash when redirecting output to a file that fills up.)  Fix three
     473    embarassing thinkos in the new dmesg command.  Two build tweaks
     474    (dependencies for the compressed usage messages and running make in the
     475    libbb subdirectory).  One fix to tar so it can extract git-generated
     476    tarballs (rather than barfing on the pax extensions).  And a partridge
     477    in a pear...  Ahem.</p>
     479    <p>But wait, there's more!  A passwd changing fix so an empty
     480    gecos field doesn't trigger a false objection that the new passwd contains
     481    the gecos field.  Make all our setuid() and setgid() calls check the return
     482    value in case somebody's using per-process resource limits that prevent
     483    a user from having too many processes (and thus prevent a process from
     484    switching away from root, in which case the process will now _die_ rather
     485    than continue with root privileges).  A fix to adduser to make sure that
     486    /etc/group gets updated.  And a fix to modprobe to look for modules.conf
     487    in the right place on 2.6 kernels.</p>
    5489  <li><b>30 June 2006 -- BusyBox 1.2.0</b>
    6490    <p>The -devel branch has been stabilized and the result is
    13497    try a longer one.  Expect 1.3.0 in December.  (Expect 1.2.1 any time
    14498    we fix enough bugs. :)</p>
     500    <p>Update: Here are <a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.2.0.fixes.patch">the first few bug fixes</a> that will go into 1.2.1.</p>
    16502  <li><b>17 May 2006 -- BusyBox 1.1.3 (stable)</b>
    36522    to have a 1.x.0 new development release every 3 months, with 1.x.y stable
    37523    bugfix only releases based on that as appropriate.)</p>
    39525  <li><b>27 March 2006 -- Software Freedom Law Center representing BusyBox and uClibc</b>
    40526    <p>One issue Erik Andersen wanted to resolve when handing off BusyBox
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    55  <li><b>31 October 2005 -- 1.1.0-pre1</b>
    66    <p>The development branch of busybox is stable enough for wider testing, so
    7     you can now 
     7    you can now
    88    <a href="http://www.busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.1.0-pre1.tar.bz2">download</a>,
    99    the first prerelease of 1.1.0.  This prerelease includes a lot of
    2828    in their brains at a time. In my case, I'm lucky if I can remember my own
    2929    name, much less a bug report posted last week... To prevent your bug report
    30     from getting lost, if you find a bug in BusyBox, please use the 
     30    from getting lost, if you find a bug in BusyBox, please use the
    3131    <a href="http://bugs.busybox.net/">shiny new Bug and Patch Tracking System</a>
    3232    to post all the gory details.
    858858    mount ./busybox.floppy.img /mnt -o loop -t msdos
    859     cp /mnt/initrd.gz /tmp     
     859    cp /mnt/initrd.gz /tmp
    860860    umount /mnt
    861861    gunzip /tmp/initrd.gz
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     15<li><a href="http://buildroot.uclibc.org/">buildroot</a><br>A configurable
     16means for building your own busybox/uClibc based system systems, maintained
     17by the uClibc developers.
    16 <li><a href="http://buildroot.uclibc.org/">buildroot</a><br>A configurable
    17 means for building your own busybox/uClibc based system systems.
     19<li><a href="http://openwrt.org">OpenWrt</a> a Linux distribution for embedded
     20devices, based on buildroot.
    1922<li><a href="http://www.pengutronix.de/software/ptxdist_en.html">PTXdist</a><br>another
    156159    with source <a href="http://now-portal.c-lab.de/projects/gigaset/">here, I think...</a>
    157160    with some details <a href="http://heinz.hippenstiel.org/familie/hp/hobby/gigaset_se515dsl.html">here.</a>
    158 </li><li><a href="http://frwt.stim.ru/">Free Remote Windows Terminal</a>
     161</li><li><a href="http://freeterm.spb.ru/frwt/">Free Remote Windows Terminal</a>
    160163</li><li><a href="http://www.zyxel.com/">ZyXEL Routers</a>
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    1514$ ./busybox
    16 BusyBox v1.1.2 (2006.04.11-08:27+0000) multi-call binary
     15BusyBox v1.6.0.svn (2007-04-07 04:27:00 CEST) multi-call binary
    1817Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
    1918   or: [function] [arguments]...
    21     BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
    22     utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
    23     link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
    24     will act like whatever it was invoked as!
     20        BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
     21        utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
     22        link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
     23        will act like whatever it was invoked as!
    2625Currently defined functions:
    27     [, [[, addgroup, adduser, adjtimex, ar, arping, ash, awk, basename,
    28     bbconfig, bunzip2, busybox, bzcat, cal, cat, chattr, chgrp, chmod,
    29     chown, chroot, chvt, clear, cmp, comm, cp, cpio, crond, crontab,
    30     cut, date, dc, dd, deallocvt, delgroup, deluser, devfsd, df, dirname,
    31     dmesg, dnsd, dos2unix, dpkg, dpkg-deb, du, dumpkmap, dumpleases,
    32     e2fsck, e2label, echo, egrep, eject, env, ether-wake, expr, fakeidentd,
    33     false, fbset, fdflush, fdformat, fdisk, fgrep, find, findfs, fold,
    34     free, freeramdisk, fsck, fsck.ext2, fsck.ext3, fsck.minix, ftpget,
    35     ftpput, fuser, getopt, getty, grep, gunzip, gzip, halt, hdparm,
    36     head, hexdump, hostid, hostname, httpd, hush, hwclock, id, ifconfig,
    37     ifdown, ifup, inetd, init, insmod, install, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc,
    38     ipcrm, ipcs, iplink, iproute, iptunnel, kill, killall, klogd,
    39     lash, last, length, less, linux32, linux64, linuxrc, ln, loadfont,
    40     loadkmap, logger, login, logname, logread, losetup, ls, lsattr,
    41     lsmod, lzmacat, makedevs, md5sum, mdev, mesg, mkdir, mke2fs, mkfifo,
    42     mkfs.ext2, mkfs.ext3, mkfs.minix, mknod, mkswap, mktemp, modprobe,
    43     more, mount, mountpoint, msh, mt, mv, nameif, nc, netstat, nice,
    44     nohup, nslookup, od, openvt, passwd, patch, pidof, ping, ping6,
    45     pipe_progress, pivot_root, poweroff, printenv, printf, ps, pwd,
    46     rdate, readlink, readprofile, realpath, reboot, renice, reset,
    47     rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, rpm, rpm2cpio, run-parts, runlevel, rx,
    48     sed, seq, setarch, setconsole, setkeycodes, setsid, sha1sum, sleep,
    49     sort, start-stop-daemon, stat, strings, stty, su, sulogin, sum,
    50     swapoff, swapon, switch_root, sync, sysctl, syslogd, tail, tar,
    51     tee, telnet, telnetd, test, tftp, time, top, touch, tr, traceroute,
    52     true, tty, tune2fs, udhcpc, udhcpd, umount, uname, uncompress,
    53     uniq, unix2dos, unlzma, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode, uuencode,
    54     vconfig, vi, vlock, watch, watchdog, wc, wget, which, who, whoami,
    55     xargs, yes, zcat, zcip
     26        [, [[, addgroup, adduser, adjtimex, ar, arp, arping, ash,
     27        awk, basename, bunzip2, bzcat, cal, cat, catv, chattr,
     28        chgrp, chmod, chown, chpst, chroot, chvt, cksum, clear,
     29        cmp, comm, cp, cpio, crond, crontab, cut, date, dc, dd,
     30        deallocvt, delgroup, deluser, df, dhcprelay, diff, dirname,
     31        dmesg, dnsd, dos2unix, dpkg, dpkg-deb, du, dumpkmap, dumpleases,
     32        echo, ed, egrep, eject, env, envdir, envuidgid, expr,
     33        fakeidentd, false, fbset, fdflush, fdformat, fdisk, fgrep,
     34        find, fold, free, freeramdisk, fsck, fsck.minix, ftpget,
     35        ftpput, fuser, getopt, getty, grep, gunzip, gzip, halt,
     36        hdparm, head, hexdump, hostid, hostname, httpd, hwclock,
     37        id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifup, inetd, init, insmod, install,
     38        ip, ipaddr, ipcalc, ipcrm, ipcs, iplink, iproute, iprule,
     39        iptunnel, kill, killall, killall5, klogd, lash, last,
     40        length, less, linux32, linux64, linuxrc, ln, loadfont,
     41        loadkmap, logger, login, logname, logread, losetup, ls,
     42        lsattr, lsmod, lzmacat, makedevs, md5sum, mdev, mesg,
     43        mkdir, mkfifo, mkfs.minix, mknod, mkswap, mktemp, modprobe,
     44        more, mount, mountpoint, msh, mt, mv, nameif, nc, netstat,
     45        nice, nmeter, nohup, nslookup, od, openvt, passwd, patch,
     46        pidof, ping, ping6, pipe_progress, pivot_root, poweroff,
     47        printenv, printf, ps, pwd, raidautorun, rdate, readahead,
     48        readlink, readprofile, realpath, reboot, renice, reset,
     49        resize, rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, rpm, rpm2cpio, run-parts,
     50        runlevel, runsv, runsvdir, rx, sed, seq, setarch, setconsole,
     51        setkeycodes, setlogcons, setsid, setuidgid, sha1sum, sleep,
     52        softlimit, sort, split, start-stop-daemon, stat, strings,
     53        stty, su, sulogin, sum, sv, svlogd, swapoff, swapon, switch_root,
     54        sync, sysctl, syslogd, tail, tar, tcpsvd, tee, telnet,
     55        telnetd, test, tftp, time, top, touch, traceroute, true,
     56        tty, udhcpc, udhcpd, udpsvd, umount, uname, uncompress,
     57        uniq, unix2dos, unlzma, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode,
     58        uuencode, vconfig, vi, vlock, watch, watchdog, wc, wget,
     59        which, who, whoami, xargs, yes, zcat, zcip
    5761$ <span style="text-decoration:blink;">_</span>
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    7272  </li><li><a href="http://www.a-link.com/RR64AP.html">Avaks alink Roadrunner 64</a>
    7373  <br> Partial source available, based on source distributed under NDA from <a href="http://www.lsilogic.com/products/dsl_platform_solutions/hb_linuxr2_2.html"> LSILogic</a>. Why the NDA LSILogic, what are you hiding ?
    74   <br>To verify the Avaks infrigment see my slashdot <a href="http://slashdot.org/~bug1/journal/">journal</a>. 
     74  <br>To verify the Avaks infrigment see my slashdot <a href="http://slashdot.org/~bug1/journal/">journal</a>.
    7575  <br>The ZipIt wireless IM device appears to be using Busybox-1.00-pre1 in the ramdisk, however no source has been made available.
    7676  </li><li>Undoubtedly there are others...  Please report them so we can shame them (or if necessary sue them) into compliance.
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     11  <li><a href="http://osuosl.org/">OSU OSL</a><br>
     12  OSU OSL kindly provides hosting for BusyBox and uClibc.
     13  </li>
    1115  <li><a href="http://www.penguru.net">Penguru Consulting</a><br>
    1216  Custom development for embedded Linux systems and multimedia platforms
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    44<h3>External Tiny Utilities</h3>
    6 This is a list of tiny utilities whose functionality is not provided by 
    7 busybox.  If you have additional suggestions, please send an e-mail to our 
     6This is a list of tiny utilities whose functionality is not provided by
     7busybox.  If you have additional suggestions, please send an e-mail to our
    88dev mailing list.
    12 <table>
     12<table border=1>
    1414 <th>Feature</th>
    1919 <td>SSH</td>
    20  <td><a href="http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/">Dropbear</a> has both an ssh server and an ssh client.</td>
     20 <td><a href="http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/">Dropbear</a> has both an ssh server and an ssh client that together come in around 100k.  It has no external
     21dependencies (I.E. it does not depend on OpenSSL, using a built-in copy of
     22LibTomCrypt instead).  It's actively maintained, with a quiet but responsive
     23mailing list.</td>
    2427 <td>SMTP</td>
    25  <td><a href="ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/s/ssmtp/">ssmtp</a> is an extremely simple MTA.</td>
     28 <td><a href="ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/s/ssmtp/">ssmtp</a> is an extremely simple Mail Transfer Agent.</td>
     32  <td>ntp</td>
     33  <td><a href="http://doolittle.icarus.com/ntpclient/">ntpclient</a> is a
     34tiny ntp client.  BusyBox has rdate to set the date from a remote server, but
     35if you want a daemon to repeatedly adjust the clock over time, try that.</td>
    3442version of links</a>.</p>
     45<p>Although busybox has built-in support for shell scripts, plenty of other
     46small scripting languages are available on the net.  A few examples:</p>
     47<table border=1>
     53<td> <a href=http://www.foo.be/docs/tpj/issues/vol5_3/tpj0503-0003.html>microperl</a> </td>
     54<td> A small standalone perl interpreter that can be built from the perl source
     55s via "make -f Makefile.micro".  If you really feel the need for perl on an embe
     56dded system, this is where to start.
     60<td><a href=http://www.lua.org/pil/>Lua</a></td>
     61<td>If you just want a small embedded scripting language to write <em>new</en>
     62code in, this Brazilian import is lightweight, fairly popular, and has
     63a complete book about it online.</td>
     67<td><a href= http://www.star.le.ac.uk/%7Etjg/rc/>rc</a></td>
     68<td>The PLAN9 shell.  Not compatible with conventional bourne shell syntax,
     69but fairly lightweight and small.</td>
     74<td><a href=http://www.forth.org>forth</a></td>
     75<td>A well known language for fast and small programs, decades old but still
     76in use for everything from OpenBIOS to computer controlled engine timing.</td>
     80<p>For more information, you probably want to look at
     81<a href=http://buildroot.uclibc.org>buildroot</a> and
     82<a href=http://gentoo-wiki.com/TinyGentoo>TinyGentoo</a>, which
     83build and use tiny utilities for all sorts of things.</p>
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