[RE: lfs on cdrom]

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 17 12:30:18 PDT 2000

On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> There is a lot of benefit in learning to do all of the stuff manually. 
> There is also a benefit in being able to get the system you know and love
> set up on a variety of diferent machines quickly.  It is a quandry - but I
> have a suggestion.  If the scripts were written as excerpts from the book
> (say echoing what it was doing and maybe why) it could also be a valuable
> experience, and switches could be added that could turn that off if you
> were in a hurry and didn't need to see the stuff you already know how to
> do.  My problem with wizards and scripts is that a lot of the time they
> hide everything from you and you don't really know what they did but I
> think it would be really cool if instead they could be in an interactive
> mode and teach you what they were doing so that eventually you wouldn't
> need them or you could run them in a non-learning mode.  I would love such
> a developement and I think it could be really valuable in alfs.

Again, what you are talking about now is part of the ALFS project, a seperate 
project that deals with automizing LFS installations. Check the mail archives 
at http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/alfsdiscuss and 
/alfsprofile/ for more info on what's going on.

Gerard Beekmans

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