New package installation page format
rbpark at ualberta.ca
Wed Jan 1 06:02:10 PST 2003
Alas! Gerard Beekmans spake thus:
> On January 1, 2003 02:16 am, Rob Park wrote:
> > Alright, I admit that I like what you've done there. I was afraid you'd
> > be removing the explicit commands and replacing them with the equivalent
> > of "yeah, just do this, that, and the other thing, then you're set".
> Just playing the devil's advocate: there's something to be said for that "now
> configure the package with the usual /usr prefix". Would be a good excersise
> for people to get used to memorizing these things, will make life easier down
> the road.
Yeah, but that's a slippery slope that you definitely don't want to get
on if you want to fulfill the "education" goal of the book. I can just
see the next version of LFS:
"First, compile a bunch of stuff statically and put it off in some
special directory, then then chroot there and compile a bunch of other
stuff. Then diddle with your bootloader and voila! You're done!
"You can figure out the specific commands on your own; it's good
Out of sight is out of mind.
-- Arthur Clough
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