plans and wishes

Archaic archaic at
Sat Jan 17 18:40:31 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 11:15:25PM +0100, Alex Groenewoud wrote:
> d) Move Conventions, Resources and Acknowledgements to the Preface.  
> Move Book version to the beginning of the Changelog, and all of that to 
> an appendix.  Combine 'How things' with 'Structure' in the Preface.  
> Chapter 1 is gone, all numbers drop.

>From what I have seen in technical docs, Changelog is always near the
top, and it seems totally logical to me to be able to see changes
*before* you continue on with a book.

> h) Move the stripping of the binaries from chapter 9 to the end of 
> chapter 6.

I see no validity in exiting chroot just to re-enter it.

> i) Alphabethize the order of the packages as far as possible, mostly 
> requiring only an extra /bin/gawk and /bin/sed symlink.

If you have to add instructions, then it seems alphabetical isn't all
it's cracked up to be. I have never liked the idea of overwriting files,
especially when there is no hard reasoning for them existing.

> j) Change from using $LFS to /lfs.  If we can make a symlink on the
> host's root dir, we can also make a mount point.

And lose tons of flexibility.


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