Taking a Step Back to Consider the Roadmap
Progress on ULD has been slow of late. I haven't been feeling especially motivated to code out of work lately but I have continued to think about this project. I feel like I'm a bit off in the weeds building the ports tree build tool before I've even validated whether the particular set of tools I've selected for the base the system will even work together.
So with that in mind I think I'll take a step back to try to build a minimal bootable system image more or less manually to see if the selected components are capable of producing a working system.
If that works then I think the next step would be to try to get the system to compile itself, and from there it should be self hosting and further incremental improvements can be made.