Pure Lfs Latest Hint - Whoa there!

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Wed Mar 5 14:48:36 PST 2003


On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 10:07:01AM -0500, Bill's LFS Login wrote:
> In the latest "pure Lfs" hint, Tue Mar 4 03:18:53, is the following.
> 
>   In other words, release coordination between the projects is not a
>   priority. In reality, this means that Alan Cox is right when he says
>   that you cannot just go to ftp.gnu.org and grab the latest of every-
>   thing and always expect it to just work. Unfortunately, the LFS pro-
>   ject does exactly that.
> 
> I believe the last line should be replaced with a more *accurate*
> statement, maybe something like this.
> 
>   Although the LFS project *appears* to do just that, what is really
>   happening is that new releases are quickly added to the CVS version of
>   the book so that more aggressive users may rigorously exercise the
>   newly released packages to determine strengths, weaknesses,
>   incompatibilities and needed install instruction changes. So if you
>   habitually work with the CVS version of LFS you may experience some
>   surprises. If you don't like surprizes, stick with the official re-
>   leases if you can.
> 
> MHO

Bill, thanks for the suggestion. But I don't like it much :-/ But I'll get
rid of that last line coz it's not quite accurate as you rightly point out.

That paragraph is meant to convey a message (in the context of the
toolchain) that is fairly important IMHO.

Greg
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