BusyBox

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The base2busybox project aims to offer drop-in replacements for various central parts of the Arch linux base system.

Busybox commands are simply symlinks to the busybox binary and are thus extremely light weight. For a low footprint system, this could be quite valuable.

gnu2busybox-coreutils

This package offers a nearly pain-free drop-in replacement of the GNU coreutils. Some commands lack options present in the corresponding coreutils binaries (current problems: Yaourt and readline).

Gain from replacing coreutils with busybox: coreutils: 13.1 MB installed, symlinks to busybox: approximately 0.

gnu2busybox-findutils

gnu2busybox-diffutils

FUTURE PLANS

  • Busybox-init: a very simple (only 1 runlevel) init system, ash init scripts