How will pure-lfs be integrated?

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at
Wed Apr 30 14:51:46 PDT 2003

"Gerard Beekmans" <gerard at> wrote in message
news:200304301506.02215.gerard at
> Let me answer that question before it's asked (again).
> I just read the latest version on and it
is my
> opinion we should include pretty much all the text into the LFS book.
> could just stick with the commands and a few lines of explanation here
> there and in the process loose a lot of educational background
> As to the format there are a few options.
> All the explanatory text that's general in nature can be put in
chapter 2, or
> at the start of chapter 5 before any packages are installed. The
> installation instructions explantions can be added at the bottom of
> pages.
> There are some pieces of text that go like "Now that x has been
> ..." and a long explanation of something follows. They are best kept
in that
> chronological order, which makes me think we shouldn't put anything in
> chapter 2, or stuff it at the beginning of chapter 5, but simply
follow the
> already existing flow of installation and explaining as currently
exist in
> pure-lfs.
> This will even help attain another LFS goal: become less like a
> shell script and more like the education it's supposed to be.
> As far as shortcuts go: I don't think we need to take those into
account. I
> prefer the method without shortcuts myself.
> Tomorrow after work I will start an LFS build using the PLFS method
with all
> the current package versions (whatever will be current as of tomorrow
> afternoon). I'll be modifying the XML locally as I go (which I expect
> take several hours to complete all the testing) and commit everything
in one
> big commit when I'm done. This will help keep CVS in working order.
> So by tomorrow night CVS will be brand new again and you guys can do
your own
> testing and report all the bugs I will undoubtedly put into it.

If I can be of any help (limited time during working week, but Friday to
Sunday, I can
pack a lot in) please let me know.

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