r1015 - in trunk/BOOK: appendices final-preps final-system/common introduction/common temp-system/common

chris at linuxfromscratch.org chris at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jan 7 10:08:18 PST 2006

Author: chris
Date: 2006-01-07 11:08:14 -0700 (Sat, 07 Jan 2006)
New Revision: 1015

Modification to About Test Suites, and various minor fixes

Modified: trunk/BOOK/appendices/acronymlist.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/appendices/acronymlist.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/appendices/acronymlist.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -326,7 +326,7 @@
       <term><emphasis role="bold">LSB</emphasis></term>
-        <para>Linux Standards Base</para>
+        <para>Linux Standard Base</para>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/final-preps/abouttestsuites.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/final-preps/abouttestsuites.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/final-preps/abouttestsuites.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -27,17 +27,9 @@
   are strongly recommended.</para>
-    <para>Experience has shown that there is little to be gained
-    from running the test suites in <xref
-    linkend="chapter-testsuite-tools"/>. There can be no escaping the fact
-    that the host system always exerts some influence on the tests in that
-    chapter, often causing inexplicable failures. Because the tools built
-    in <xref linkend="chapter-testsuite-tools"/> are temporary and
-    eventually discarded, we do not recommend running the test suites in
-    <xref linkend="chapter-testsuite-tools"/> for the average reader. The
-    instructions for running those test suites are provided for the
-    benefit of testers and developers, but they are strictly
-    optional.</para>
+    <para>It is not possible to run testsuites when cross-compiling, so there
+    are no instructions given for running testsuites until
+    <xref linkend="chapter-building-system"/>.</para>
   <para>A common issue with running the test suites for Binutils and GCC
@@ -45,8 +37,8 @@
   number of failing tests. This may happen for several reasons, but the
   most likely cause is that the host system does not have the
   <systemitem class="filesystem">devpts</systemitem> file system set up
-  correctly. This issue is discussed in greater detail in <xref
-  linkend="chapter-testsuite-tools"/>.</para>
+  correctly. This issue is discussed in greater detail at
+  <ulink url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/faq.html#no-ptys"/>.</para>
   <para>Sometimes package test suites will fail, but for reasons which the
   developers are aware of and have deemed non-critical. Consult the logs located

Modified: trunk/BOOK/final-preps/settingenviron.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/final-preps/settingenviron.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/final-preps/settingenviron.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@
   be used as soon as they are installed. By switching off the hash function,
   the shell will always search the <envar>PATH</envar> when a program is to
   be run. As such, the shell will find the newly compiled tools in
-  <filename class="directory">$LFS/tools</filename> as soon as they are
+  <filename class="directory">$LFS/cross-tools</filename> as soon as they are
   available without remembering a previous version of the same program in a
   different location.</para>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/inetutils.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/inetutils.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/inetutils.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
         <seg>Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Glibc, Grep,
-        Make, Ncurses, Patch, and Sed</seg>
+        Make, Ncurses, Patch, Sed, and Zlib</seg>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/vim.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/vim.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/final-system/common/vim.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@
     <title>Configuring Vim</title>
     <indexterm zone="conf-vim">
-      <primary sortas="e-/etc/vim">/etc/vim</primary>
+      <primary sortas="e-/etc/vim">/etc/vimrc</primary>
     <para>By default, <command>vim</command> runs in vi-incompatible mode.

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@
   <para>As an alternative to installing an entire separate distribution
-  onto your machine, and if your host machine is x86 based, you may wish to
+  onto your machine, you may wish to
   use the Linux From Scratch LiveCD. The CD works well as a host system,
   providing all the tools you need to successfully follow the instructions
   in this book. Additionally, it contains all the source packages, patches

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/resources.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/resources.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/common/resources.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
   <sect2 id="ch-intro-newsserver">
     <title>News Server</title>
-    <para> The Linux From Scratch is no longer available.
+    <para> The Linux From Scratch News Server is no longer available.
     Please use the other support methods listed on this page

Modified: trunk/BOOK/temp-system/common/introduction.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/temp-system/common/introduction.xml	2006-01-06 21:01:28 UTC (rev 1014)
+++ trunk/BOOK/temp-system/common/introduction.xml	2006-01-07 18:08:14 UTC (rev 1015)
@@ -16,12 +16,7 @@
   linkend="chapter-building-system"/> and allow a working environment
   with more user convenience than a minimum environment would.</para>
-  <para>There are two steps in building this minimal system. The first
-  step is to build a new and host-independent toolchain (compiler,
-  assembler, linker, libraries, and a few useful utilities).  The second
-  step uses this toolchain to build the other essential tools.</para>
-  <para>The files compiled in this chapter will be installed under the
+  <para>The tools in this chapter are cross-compiled using the toolchain in /cross-tools. The files compiled in this chapter will be installed under the
   <filename class="directory">$LFS/tools</filename> directory to keep
   them separate from the files installed in <xref
   linkend="chapter-building-system"/> and the host production directories.

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