doc question

David Barron David.Barron at sas.com
Wed Jan 15 12:15:12 PST 2003


Makes sense.  I like the new install format.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at linuxfromscratch.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:03 PM
To: lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: doc question


On January 15, 2003 12:32 pm, David Barron wrote:
> Since program and library files and dependencies are listed in the
> Appendix, is there a particular reason why they are also listed in Chapter
> 5 and 6?  Also, it seems to me the listing of which files to download

Easier access to info. While a package is building you can read what you are 
actually installing.

But, this is being changed, see the CVS book (about a third is done already). 
Now all you see in chapters 5 and 6 are what is installed but not an in-depth 
description of what everything does. The dependencies are still listed and 
there is a different installation format. Go read 
www.linuxfromscratch.org/view/cvs/ and browse through chapter 5.

> should also be in the Appendix, instead of in Chapter 4.

No, the book is to be read in a sequential manner. You can't do anything until 
you download all the packges, so we need to put that in a chapter. 
Alternatively it could be put on the package's installation page, but we feel 
its better you get a full list before doing anything. This way you can 
download everything you need, then work on installing LFS, which may very 
well be on a non-Internet capable Linux machine for all we know.

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