r7609 - trunk/BOOK

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 14 12:59:26 PDT 2006


manuel at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> Author: manuel
> Date: 2006-05-14 13:09:55 -0600 (Sun, 14 May 2006)
> New Revision: 7609
> 
> Modified:
>    trunk/BOOK/packages.ent
> Log:
> Updated packages.ent with current SBU and disk usage values.
> 
> Modified: trunk/BOOK/packages.ent
> ===================================================================

>  <!ENTITY binutils-ch5p1-sbu "1 SBU">
>  <!ENTITY autoconf-ch6-sbu "< 0.1 SBU">
>  <!ENTITY gettext-ch6-sbu "1 SBU">
>  <!ENTITY glibc-ch5-sbu "6 SBU">
>  <!ENTITY linux-ch8-sbu "1.5 - 3 SBU">


The policy in BLFS is to use "less than" instead of <.  I think that
is much more clear.  The overall BLFS policy is:

less than 0.1
0.1 to 19.9
20 to ...

There also seems to be an inconsistency in sizes:

<!ENTITY util-linux-size "1,339 KB">
<!ENTITY texinfo-size "1,487 KB">
<!ENTITY sysvinit-ch6-du "1 MB">
<!ENTITY readline-size "1,983 KB">
<!ENTITY module-init-tools-ch6-du "7 MB">

And others.

Again, the BLFS policy is

1 KB to 999 KB
1.0 and up MB

Although it is not documented, we have generally been using 99.9 MB
(sometimes less) as a cutoff for using decimals in build size.

  -- Bruce



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