subscription quiz

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Mon Sep 23 13:33:34 PDT 2002

Here's another idea how to reduce redundancy on lfs-support:

1. Remove all references to the direct subscribe/unsubscribe commands from
web site and book

2. provide a web form for subscription that is tied to a quiz with
questions like this (that must all be answered correctly):

Question 1) If a build fails with an error message, you should

a) immediately ask on lfs-support
b) check the FAQ
c) wipe the source tree and try everything again carefully making sure the
failure is not caused by a typo
d) repartition the kernel VM block layer
e) a and b
f) b and c
g) c and d
h) all of the above
i) none of the above

Question 2) The command cp -a will

a) crap all files on the network
b) copy all files from the hard disk to floppy A:
c) copy symlinks as symlinks
d) copy directories as directories
e) preserve permissions and ownership if possible
f) all of the above
g) b and c
h) c, d and e

Question 3) Suppose you don't know the answer to Question 2, what would
you do?

a) ask on lfs-support
b) ask on lfs-dev
a) info cp
c) help cp
d) manual cp
e) man cp
f) cp --help
g) a or e or f
h) a or b
i) c or d


Black holes are where God divided by zero.

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