Pure LFS / Next LFS Release

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jun 2 11:52:46 PDT 2003

On May 28, 2003 09:29 am, Jouko Orava wrote:
> Gerard, do you think such a tool would be useful for the book?

I think patches are a better way to go. I agree with what Greg said about the 
book not being a glorified shell script. In the interest of keeping things 
simple, making certain assumptions (such as the /stage1 name-to-be and 
patches that assume this directory name as well) will make it much easier to 
support. If we go introducing variables and shell functions needed to fix the 
GCC installation, there are bound to be more support questions, mistakes made 
and so on.

I also get the feeling that some kind of tool to make these changes hides 
things more than people doing it manually on a per-package basis with sed, or 
a patch. The more hands-on approach is more in line with what the LFS book 
aims at: teaching.

Gerard Beekmans

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