Minor (unneeded?) omission in LFS 2002-0914?

Doghater dogsdostink at ozemail.com.au
Sun Sep 15 14:27:32 PDT 2002


On Sun, 15 Sep 2002 11:35:33 -0500
Archaic <archaic at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 11:06:43AM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > I think you and Matthias are going slightly too far.  If we were 
> > discussing putting in the section in the first place, I would probably 
> > agree with you.  Now that the section is there, I don't think it hurts 
> > anything.  The page is short and to the point. It also serves as a 
> > refresher for those that are almost newbies but have enough background 
> > for LFS.  Also there are some things in the section that are needed.  An 
> > example is that package directories should be deleted and reextracted 
> > before rebuilding.  The section does need to be updated, because it 
> > refers to putting sources in $LFS/usr/src before it is created.
> 
> I never said take out the needed things. Of course you should say it is
> assumed to build in /foo and to delete and re-extract the tarballs. That
> is information specific to the book. The commands to do it are not. You
> pointed out that it serves as a refresher. It has been stated many times
> by the developers that a tutorial this is not. Refresher == tutorial
> IMO. Of course opinions are always going to argued. :) 

Interesting that I never heard a mention of the newbie.txt hint...
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