Back to the roots
Chris F.A. Johnson
chris at home.com
Wed Mar 7 12:03:30 PST 2001
On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > 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.
> I consider the package descriptions as an Appendix, not as a stand-alone part
> of the book.
> > 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 ;-)
> Right I see. I've actually thought about removing the descriptions in
> chapters 5, 6 and 9. But I also have noticed that when people are installing
> a package they find it useful to read what it exactly is they are installing
> without having to first go back to the table of contents, click on appendix
> a, find the package, read, go back to the chapter they left of and continue
> with the next package. An alternative would be eliminating appendix A, but
> there is something to be said for having everything together in one big list.
How about putting a link to the next section ahead of the description, to
make it easy to skip by it?
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