r2474 - jhalfs/branches/experimental

georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 3 07:10:01 PDT 2006

Author: georgeb
Date: 2006-04-03 08:10:00 -0600 (Mon, 03 Apr 2006)
New Revision: 2474

README, added to FAQ

Modified: jhalfs/branches/experimental/README
--- jhalfs/branches/experimental/README	2006-03-30 18:53:53 UTC (rev 2473)
+++ jhalfs/branches/experimental/README	2006-04-03 14:10:00 UTC (rev 2474)
@@ -76,7 +76,17 @@
     Q. "It doesn't work"
     A. Yes it does..
+    Q. "What is the function of the SRC_ARCHIVE variable
+    A. When the makefile runs it creates a local copy of the necessary packages in BUILDDIR/sources by
+       downloading the files. If the variable SRC_ARCHIVE is defined the software will first look in 
+       this location for the file and, if found, will copy it to BUILDDIR/sources. If the files are not
+       found in SRC_ARCHIVE _and_ you have write priv to the directory any downloaded files will be
+       mirrored there.
+    Q. "Why have 2 copies of the files."
+    A. The packages files must be visible during the chroot phase and this is a simple and reliable method.
+       This method also handles the CLFS build method where the final build may be done on a separate machine.
   George Boudreau
   Manuel Canales Esparcia

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