matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 14 09:24:42 PDT 2004
On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 00:26:13 -0500
Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at swbell.net> wrote:
> I just updated my copy of LFS to Version 6.0-testing-200407012 and
> briefly scanned it. I offer these comments.
> The Next description overflows the highlighting at both the top and
> bottom of the page.
I'll leave that one with Manuel :)
> The text in the section gives a short description of the individual
> bootscripts, but the scripts themselves are not in the book. This is,
> IMO, a detriment. I suggest that the scripts be listed in the book,
> without explanation other than embedded comments, as an Appendix.
> This is especially important for a printed book where a reader is
> trying to understand the process without actually having a computer
> handy. (It does happen).
Hmmmm, while I see your point, I'm not sure of how much of a maintenance
burden this will create. I *think* we should just be able to keep a
copy of the bootscripts around and XInclude them into the Appendix.
Jeroen...is this where svn:externals come into play?
> Additionally the book should tell the user where the scripts are
> installed. Right now, the scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d and
> /etc/sysconfig are mixed together in the descriptions.
Added to the TODO.
> This is a new package to a lot of people. The description is way
> too short. Who calls udev? When is it called? How is it used?
> The book goes to great lengths to explain the tool chain. This
> element needs to be explained too. As it stands right now, the book
> essentially says:
> "Do this--and magic occurs".
Right, this is Bug #853 and is partially solved by
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~matthew/lfs_udev.txt. I just need
someone who actually knows what they're talking about to neaten the
remaining points up. (Those marked by "QUESTION" and "FIXME" remarks).
> There are several references in the description to hotplug, but that
> is not in the book. What is hotplug?
This should be part of the explanatory text that goes in for bug #853
> The definition "udevdir=/dev" is not explained.
I'd *guess* it tells udev where to create the device nodes. On
confirmation of this I'll add it to the book with the rest of #bug 853.
> The contents of udev-config-2.permissions and udev-config-1.rules
> should be listed in an Appendix.
Again, I'm concerned about the maintenance burden of doing this,
although I'm not certain that these will change very often at all.
> The text contains: "Due to the experimental nature of the current
> book"... This needs to be updated.
Ouch - added to the TODO too.
> Also, the location of this section in Chapter 5 is far too deep into
> the book. It should be placed in either Chapter 1 or Chapter 2
> *before* the user is instructed to create a new partition for LFS.
Agreed and added to the TODO.
> Ther reference to Chapter 8's building of the kerenl is to
> lfs-book/chapter08/chapter08.html but should be to
Thanks, I'll get around to that as well.
Bruce - I thought you'd resigned from your QA post now? You've got a
funny way of showing it :)
Many thanks for your comments,
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