Successful Install and Thanks

Rod Roark rod at
Thu Oct 19 11:55:42 PDT 2000

Amen.  I wanted to reply to this just because it crystallizes what I
see as the core of LFS's value.  While the major distributions are 
moving towards dummy-proofing installation and administration (a
difficult and worthwhile goal), the cost is that the OS becomes 
mysterious and incomprehensible.

LFS offers the potential for automation without obscurity.

-- Rod

On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> Excellent job!  With only a hiccup while compiling the static version of bash, your
> instructions took me to exactly the bootable system I was looking for.  This will be
> a _very_ serviceable tool for me while I get the kind of nuts and bolts knowledge
> about linux I'm looking for.  Not since the early 80's (the atari's source was 
> available for $25) have I had a system where I actually had a gut-certain confidence
> that I knew or even could know what was there and what it was doing.  At last, I'm not at
> the mercy of the machine, but it at mine!)
> I hope I'll be able to contribute something to your project.  It's not free beer,
> but at least it'll be some free labor:-)

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