Bootscript Future

Nathan Coulson conathan at
Thu Jul 15 23:52:10 PDT 2004

> On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 02:31:27PM -0600, Nathan Coulson wrote:
>> >
>> > I like the new network stuff as well.  I need to learn iproute2 now.
> <..>
>> in the past, it appears the LFS Project prefers to point to
>> documentation
>> over including it themselves.  (although I dont think there is a
>> suitable
>> location for such a link as of yet).  In the other packages included in
>> the book, we usually dont say how they work and therefore it'll have to
>> be
>> mentioned in relationship to the bootscript configuration themselves
>> if/when we provide more information.
> This is one of the concerns many people have about the book hand
> holding. The page (like all the rest) will have a list of programs that
> are installed. A simple man [program] will do most of what one needs to
> do. Otherwise, we would have been remiss all these years not having
> links on every page to external (and redundant) information. Some
> things, like the kernel, are obvious exceptions, so this is not meant as
> an absolute.
>> I do not believe much can be done before the LFS 6.0 release, unless we
>> had more volunteers familiar with the bootscripts able to write some
>> nice
>> documentation on how to use some of the options, or to document how the
>> functions in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions work.
>> BTW, if you notice things that do seem overly complex, just drop me a
>> line.  If the scripts themselves are their documentation, it helps when
>> they're readable.
> I believe Matthias raised this concern. They have become quite complex
> relative to the old 1.x scripts and I can definately see MSB's point.
> However, I am not of a strong opinion on that. I will say I like the
> 2.0.5 scripts. But then again, I've been doing this for so long it's a
> convenience to just do make install now. The very first set of scripts I
> did were printed in the book and I wrote them out by hand. Then I
> graduated to CnP. Then a package was made and we did a manual copy of
> the dirs in the package. Now the current state of affairs. While I
> definately enjoy the convenience, I do think I learned more doing it the
> old fashioned way before packaged scripts.
> --
> Archaic

alright, thanks for the input.

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