Book Bad, Improve Book
roliopolio at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 06:12:07 PST 2006
Here are a few moans that I hope will result in an improvement to the
I was looking forward to LFS bringing clarity into my Linux world.
Maybe it will, but I can't even build it.
Basically the current Book does not tell me clearly enough what goes
-- there is not a single diagramme of a directory tree.
It would be a huge help to show the trees both during the tool
build and later.
-- as a result, leave me unclear where source files are to be
For example, I end up with directories such as
sources_tarballs, sources, gcc-build and gcc-3.4.3, and no idea of
their relative position.
-- commands are given relative to a current directory that seems to
change over time: "mkdir -v ../gcc-build"
Since it is generally not explicitly mentioned where I am supposed
to be at the time, I am left floundering, looking around at nearby
instructions to try to deduce what is needed !
Let's have it clearly stated at each point what the current working
directory has to be, or if the command can be done from anywhere,
include the full paths.
-- What might also be useful is a list of explicit pre-amble
instuctructions that set up the environment for the case that the build
is broken off and resumed at a later time. At the moment these are
somewhat dispersed across the tool build section.
I do hope these points can be addressed, because after two long tries
at getting the tools built, I can't see myself progressing otherwise.
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