Recoding the configuration for live-build images

David A. Wheeler dwheeler at
Fri Sep 3 16:27:34 UTC 2021

> On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:40 AM, Ludovic Courtès <ludo at> wrote:
> ...
> From the Guix perspective, during the last Reproducible Builds Summit,
> we came up with code that generates a Linux initrd that, when booted,
> starts building software up to a given package; this is described under
> “Extreme Bootstrapping” at:
> This is mostly a proof of concept to see how we can reduce the trusted
> computing base.

This reminds me of Fabrice Bellard’s “tccboot”:
In tccboot, you boot a tiny C compiler which can compile the Linux kernel, and then boot from there.

--- David A. Wheeler

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