pointless -R on chapter 5 chown?
jeremy at jutley.org
Sun Jan 26 10:46:49 PST 2003
Alex Groenewoud wrote:
> J_Man wrote:
>>I regularly put my sources under $LFS/static/sources. I can't
>>why I got started doing it this way, but it's always worked for
>>me, so I
>>don't plan to change :)
> Well, think again. Otherwise you might one day begin putting the
> manpages in $LFS/sbin/man and music files in $LFS/usr/bin/mp3, and
> never again get away from it. :)
> Of course it works and of course you are free to do whatever you
> like, but this doesn't make putting source tarballs in $LFS/static
> any less silly. The $LFS/static directory is intended to be thrown
> away -- you want to throw away the sources? Or do you first move
> them elsewhere, to $LFS/usr/src/system maybe? Why not put them
> there right away?
I think I got started doing that with one of my machines that I use
limited size partitions, and only had one partition big enough to hold
the sources and static directory - so I ended up putting the sources
there. Now it's just force of habit. And yes, I usually do throw away
the sources - I have high bandwidth, and it's not that big of deal to
redownload a package. Plus, I usually keep a copy of the latest LFS
source packages burnt onto a CDR.
I've heard it said that there are two types of *NIX admins, those that
have done something EXTREMELY stupid while logged in as root, and
those that WILL do something extremely stupid while logged in as root.
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