pointless -R on chapter 5 chown?
krisp at wanadoo.nl
Tue Jan 28 13:48:52 PST 2003
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Alex Groenewoud wrote:
> >I think it's because the (CVS) book doesn't contain any advice
> >on where to store the downloaded source balls that readers put
> >them in the only directory that seems available.
> Everybody does things their own way. I personally put my chapter
> 5 sources in /static/packages while building chapter 5 and then
> everything in /usr/src/packages at the start of chapter 6. Not a
> big deal, but it helps me in automating an LFS build.
People that regularly build LFS have their own ways. They probably
don't even read any of the text and look at the instructions only
to see if anything has changed.
First-timers don't look at the book that way. They could use a
little guidance in matters that are not plain obvious: where to
store the tarballs, where to unpack, where to build. And they have
no need for mildly-confusing switches -- and I think the presence of
the -R on the first chown should puzzle anyone who sees it for the
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