New package installation page format

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Thu Jan 2 16:07:44 PST 2003


On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 05:48:44PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> >On January 2, 2003 04:20 pm, Bill's Linux From Scratch Login wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>Downside is we *know* the stupid "why don't you have this in the book..."
> >>postings start again.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Which can be rebutted with "Because we try to discourage copy-n-pasting of 
> >the commands. You're supposed to type out commands. If you don't like 
> >this, there's lfscmd and nALFS."
> >
> >There, a nice rebuttal, yet friendly enough.
> >
> >I think I'm persuaded to remove all the &&'s from the book now (well over 
> >time as pages are transformed into the new layout). Let me mull over it a 
> >bit more though, I don't want to make rash decisions.
> >
> My students learned about the && operator from LFS so it is a learning 
> issue.

This was one of the very first things I learned about when I first started
looking at LFS. At the time, I considered myself to be a reasonably
experienced Linux user (but in reality I actually knew sweet FA :-)

Greg
(still learning all the time)
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