LFS Package References hint

TheOldFellow TheOldFellow at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 08:25:14 PST 2004

TheOldFellow wrote:
> I have:
> 1) reorganised my web server, so the link in the old hint wouldn't work.
> 2) changed to a Creative Commons license.
> 3) and changed the email address I'm using.
> I also wanted to to make the text hint autogeneratable from the on-line 
> version.  But lynx - dump just won't do the job - the on-line version is 
> massively interlinked, and lynx just lists all the URLs at the end - the 
> result is ugly and unworkable.  I'm open to suggestions on how to fix this.
> What I propose now is the attached hint.  It reproduces all the redtape 
> and introductory explanation, so that readers know what is on the 
> website, but instead of duplicating the material, it just links to it. 
> I'll maintain this text hint so that the links keep working.
> My belief is that the text hint would never work anyway.  To use the 
> document - an index to on-line documents - absolutely requires the user 
> be on-tine!   On the other hand we have no mechanism, short of a 
> reference in the book itself for and on-line hint, so we DO need a text 
> place marker.
> Hence a revised hint.
> Richard.
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