r2022 - / branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common

jim at linuxfromscratch.org jim at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jul 16 20:45:32 PDT 2006


Author: jim
Date: 2006-07-16 21:45:32 -0600 (Sun, 16 Jul 2006)
New Revision: 2022

Modified:
   /
   branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/askforhelp.xml
   branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml
Log:
 r4641 at server (orig r2143):  jciccone | 2006-07-16 18:03:31 -0700
 Added the missing parts of ask for help page from r2142.



Property changes on: 
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Name: svk:merge
   - b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2142
   + b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2143

Modified: branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/askforhelp.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/askforhelp.xml	2006-07-17 03:45:23 UTC (rev 2021)
+++ branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/askforhelp.xml	2006-07-17 03:45:32 UTC (rev 2022)
@@ -17,9 +17,6 @@
   following hint will give you some guidance for troubleshooting:
   <ulink url="&hints-root;errors.txt"/>.</para>
 
-  <para>If you cannot find your problem listed in the FAQ, search the mailing
-  lists at <ulink url="&lfs-root;search.html"/>.</para>
-
   <para>We also have a wonderful CLFS community that is willing to offer
   assistance through the mailing lists and IRC (see the <xref
   linkend="ch-intro-resources"/> section of this book). However, we
@@ -43,24 +40,35 @@
       </listitem>
       <listitem>
         <para>The host distribution and version being used to
-        create LFS</para>
+        create CLFS.</para>
       </listitem>
       <listitem>
-        <para>The package or section the problem was encountered in</para>
+        <para>The architecture of the host and target.</para>
       </listitem>
       <listitem>
-        <para>The exact error message or symptom being received</para>
+        <para>The value of the $CLFS_HOST, $CLFS_TARGET, $BUILD32, and $BUILD64
+        environment variables.</para>
       </listitem>
       <listitem>
-        <para>Note whether you have deviated from the book at all </para>
+        <para>The package or section in which the problem was encountered.</para>
       </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>The exact error message or symptom received. See <xref
+        linkend="ch-intro-askforhelp-compilation-problems"/> below for an
+        example.</para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Note whether you have deviated from the book at all. A package
+        version change or even a minor change to any command is considered
+        deviation.</para>
+      </listitem>
     </itemizedlist>
 
     <note>
       <para>Deviating from this book does <emphasis>not</emphasis>
       mean that we will not help you. After all, the CLFS project is
-      about personal preference. Being upfront about any changes to
-      the established procedure helps us evaluate and determine
+      about personal preference. Be upfront about any changes to
+      the established procedure, this helps us evaluate and determine
       possible causes of your problem.</para>
     </note>
 
@@ -71,9 +79,10 @@
 
     <para>If something goes wrong while running the <command>configure</command>
     script, review the <filename>config.log</filename> file. This file may
-    contain the errors you encountered <command>configure</command>. This file
-    logs errors that may have not been printed to the screen. Include only the
-    <emphasis>relevant</emphasis> lines if you need to ask for help.</para>
+    contain the errors you encountered during <command>configure</command>.
+    It often logs errors that may have not been printed to the screen. Include
+    only the <emphasis>relevant</emphasis> lines if you need to ask for
+    help.</para>
 
   </sect2>
 
@@ -98,13 +107,13 @@
 misc.o read.o remake.o rule.o signame.o variable.o vpath.o
 default.o remote-stub.o version.o opt1.o
 -lutil job.o: In function `load_too_high':
-/lfs/tmp/make-3.79.1/job.c:1565: undefined reference
+/clfs/tmp/make-3.79.1/job.c:1565: undefined reference
 to `getloadavg'
 collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
 make[2]: *** [make] Error 1
-make[2]: Leaving directory `/lfs/tmp/make-3.79.1'
+make[2]: Leaving directory `/clfs/tmp/make-3.79.1'
 make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
-make[1]: Leaving directory `/lfs/tmp/make-3.79.1'
+make[1]: Leaving directory `/clfs/tmp/make-3.79.1'
 make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2</computeroutput></screen>
 
     <para>In this case, many people would just include the bottom

Modified: branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml	2006-07-17 03:45:23 UTC (rev 2021)
+++ branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/introduction/common/how.xml	2006-07-17 03:45:32 UTC (rev 2022)
@@ -20,12 +20,17 @@
 
   <para>As an alternative to installing an entire separate distribution
   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 and a copy of this book. So
-  once you have the CD, no network connection or additional downloads are
-  necessary. For more information about the LFS LiveCD or to download a copy,
-  visit <ulink url="&livecd-root;"/></para>
+  This CD works well as a host system, providing all the tools you need to
+  successfully follow the instructions in this book. It does also
+  contain source packages and patches for the LFS book, and a copy of the LFS
+  book, but not the needed packages or book for CLFS. You can still use the
+  CD for building CLFS, but you will need to download the packages, patches
+  and book separately. You can also look at
+  <ulink url="&hints-root;lfscd-remastering-howto.txt"/>
+  for infomation on building your own CD, replacing the LFS packages and book
+  with those for CLFS. Once you have the CD, no network connection or
+  additional downloads are necessary. For more information about the LFS
+  LiveCD or to download a copy, visit <ulink url="&livecd-root;"/>.</para>
 
   <para><xref linkend="chapter-partitioning"/> of this book describes how
   to create a new Linux native partition and file system, the place




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