I am using the dev_img for compiling and packageing some software for my Z. I am very happy with it, since my attempts to crosscompile have never really been very successfull.
Yet I am now facing the problem, that naturally the dev_img cannot contain rverything I need for compiling certain software packages. E.g. openssl and Berkeley DB are missing.
So how do I extend the dev_img in an intelligent way, that is not to unpack the thing and repack it again with my extensions? Or can I simply mount the image rw and add the stuff I want? CRAMfs does not allow you to do this. Is squashfs different?
For the Berkeley DB I simply made a dev ipk and installed it, but this will get annoying over time, so I am sure there should be solution which is more intelligent.
How do other people solve this?
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