It’s taken several months and had a few false starts, but at long last I have some stage tarballs for Gentoo Linux MUSL for ARMv5 processors. I’m not the only one wanting such a port, even looking for my earlier thread on the matter, I stumbled on this post. (Google translate is hopeless with Russian, but I can get the gist of what’s being said.)
This was natively built on the TS-7670 using an external hard drive connected over USB 2.0 as both swap and the chroot. It took two passes to clean everything up and get something that’s in a “release-able” state.
I think my next steps now will be:
- Build an updated kernel … I might see if I can expose that I²C register via a sysfs file or something that collectd can pick up whilst I’m at it. I have the kernel sources and bootloader sources.
- Prepare the 32GB MicroSD card I bought a few weeks back with the needed partitions and load Gentoo onto that.
- Install the MicroSD card and boot off it.
- Back up the eMMC
- Re-format the eMMC and copy the MicroSD card to it.
It’s supposed to be wet this weekend, so it sounds like a good project for indoors.