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What is Buildroot?

It is a tool that simplifies and automates the process of building a complete Linux system for an embedded system, using cross-compilation.
Buildroot is a tool in the Infrastructure Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Buildroot is an open source tool with 1.1K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Buildroot's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Buildroot?

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Buildroot's Features

  • Embedded system
  • Embedded Linux
  • Cross-compilation
  • Toolchain generator
  • Root filesystem
  • Linux kernel
  • PowerPC
  • Board Support Package

Buildroot Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Buildroot?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Terraform
With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
AWS CloudFormation
You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
Packer
Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
Pulumi
Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
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