Ch5: "Locking in" glibc, Ch6: Adjusting toolchain

Donald Smith dss-lfs at
Wed Jun 4 22:28:38 PDT 2003

The Cheeze wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jun 2003 15:15:57 -0400 (EDT), Bill's LFS Login 
> <lfsbill at> wrote:
> <snip>
>> As you are aware, small doses of new knowledge of limited scope are more
>> easily assimilated (resistance is futile) than huge amounts which have
>> no foundation upon which one can build.
>> If the shorter sed commands are used, and a single line of explanatory
>> text accompanies it, the new user learns a small distinct bit of
>> knowledge that is immediately used (and so reinforced) without having to
>> "go to the book" and reading all about sed/regex. Hopefully, that also
>> whets the new user's appetite to know more.
> I couldn't agree more. Even though now with my current level of 
> knowledge I could understand the shortened sed command, when I first 
> built LFS my knowledge going in to the project was how to compile, make, 
> shell script (slightly), and use apt-get. I did LFS because I wanted to 
> learn and I wanted more direct control over what was running and 
> installed on my system. I don't think some one going in to LFS like I 
> did would learn from the shortened sed command but would be able to 
> learn from the longer one. Again, though, just my $.02.

My only comment would be that the book is showing you how to build a 
Linux system. It is not a regex tutorial. The important concept is 
changing the location of those libraries, not some tricky bit using sed. 
Therefore, it really doesn't matter which sed expressions are used.

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