[lsb-discuss] using LSB in a small project

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Mon Apr 5 05:17:19 PDT 2010


This is my very first post here. My skills are average in C/C++ and I am using Linux (kubuntu karmic) for only 5 months.

Some details first:
PyInstaller is a program that converts (packages) Python programs into stand-alone executables, under Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. On Linux It creates a bootloader using gcc and a set of three simple .C files.

The problem is that bootloader suffers from binary dependency of underlying libc. In simple words, if you are creating a package on karmic 9.10 and compiled the bootloader on the same then your programe won't execute on an older machine.

The current solution is to create a bootloader on an older machine and use it on newer machine. This helps a bit but still the issue of dependency exists.

It's been suggested that if bootloader can be created using LSB then hopefully it'll solve the very fundamental issue of binary dependency.

Current implementation creates the bootloader using gcc and a Makefile.
I need some guidelines for this small project.



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