Back to the roots

arthur at linuxbox.nu arthur at linuxbox.nu
Wed Mar 7 08:12:27 PST 2001


I think its like this so people will be forced into reading the
descriptins.  Take my first time for instance, I compiled the static
versions, but didn't read the descriptions because I was in a hurry.

Arthur H. Johnson II
Systems Engineer
The Linux Box
arthur at linuxbox.nu
http://www.linuxbox.nu

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Michel STEMPIN wrote:

> >> 	- the description of each and every package is currently in appendices.
> As
> >> this represents half of the book, this is a big appendix! I suggest to
> >> create sections (intro, install, packages) instead
>
> >Can you elaborate on that? I don't think I'm catching your drift.
>
> Part I is the "Introduction", part II is "Installing the LFS system" and
> part III are the "Appendices". I suggest part III is  the "Packages
> description" and appendices are just made up of "Resources" and "Official
> Download locations", maybe as part IV, but not necessarily.
>
>
> >> 	- the repeated description of the packages is BORING... Excuse me to say
> >> that, but I would prefer a description why this package needs to be
> created
> >> at this stage, and what components are REALLY mandatory, than a
> description
> >> repeated three times.
>
> >A description repeated three times? What exactly are you refering to?
>
> Let's take the "fileutils" package: the contents and description first
> appear in chapter 5, then back in chapter 6, and finally in the packages
> descriptions!!! Each time, it is the full description of chgrp, chmod,
> chown, cp, dd, df, dir, dircolors, du, install, ln, ls, mkdir, mkfifo,
> mknod, mv, rm, rmdir, sync, touch and vdir...
> What about only putting it only in the packages description? This will save
> my print head and some trees worldwide ;-)
>
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