Thoughts about LFS: AFC....
Ynze van Aken
yva at xs4all.nl
Sun Jun 11 02:53:28 PDT 2000
Gents an ladies...
Following the discussion, questions and answers, I dare to reply as follows:
Although not yet really bussy with LFS, I do read all the mail.
And finally with succes created another partition on my notebook.
So, I would like to say that the idea mentioned below is a good one,
but please considder not to create to many rules and subgroups.
To much diversion may lead to an organisation which becomes slow and hughes.
Therefore, I think, it is to Gerard Beekmans To considder and decide about
Please be carefull with creating sub-sub-subgroups, before even asking
In my upinon Gerard "leads the way"..
Thanks for your time to read this message.
Ynze van Aken
Next2it Consultancy BV
----- Original Message -----
From: Andre Pang <andrep-ml at vjolnir.org>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Vacation ended, made up my mind, here is what I want to do
> sorry to reply to this mail rather than the original; the latter appears
> have disappeared from my mailbox.
> > > 1st> i really like the idea of LFS expanding and involving the work of
> > > people.. i mean gerard has done a lot but there are limits to how
> > > can do and we shouldn't expect him to devote his life to this..
> > > anyways, my point.. make the database, but we should lay out
> > > for how the packages should be install and how the document should be
> > > writen.
> > > and instead of everyone writing in whatever they want, we should
> > > certain areas to certain people or "teams" who volunteer for it, so
> > > the
> > > authers will be responible to mantian the documention and help out
> > > whatever
> > > comes up involving their section.
> > > ie. have someone (or a team) responible for security issues, someone
> > > for the basic networking, someone for xwindows... etc..
> > You wouldn't happen to be part of Debian now would you? :)
> nice one-line comeback there :).
> of course Gerard will comment here with his own point of view, but i
> personally think that LFS is a HOWTO on how to build your own system. you
> can (and should) modify it as you see fit. lfs is not a distribution with
> strict guidelines on the filesystem hierachy, systems of packaging, or
> otherwise; if you want that, it is always possible to rebuild any of the
> current distributions from source (Slackware in particular fits this role
> nicely.) rock-linux is also designed around this concept.
> you should probably tell the user to install things into /usr instead
> /usr/local and provide basic hints like that, but one thing that LFS
> not become is another distribution. it's a guide on how to get a system
> and running from source code only. if an advanced user wants to do things
> differently, of course he should, and he should have the freedom to do so
> without a HOWTO bogging him/her down.
> what _would_ be good is a system for tracking the latest updates to
> packages, security, etc.. this should just consist of looking at
> freshmeat.net every now and then, just so it makes life easier for the
> admin. it's up to them whether they want to update the package(s), as
> : Andre Pang <andrep at vjolnir.org> - #ozone - ph# 0411.882299 :
> : ...[ = trust in love to save = ]... :
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