Kernel page, once again
jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Jun 15 21:17:03 PDT 2004
Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> Summary of your long post (please correct me if I misrepresent you):
> 1. we should include configuration and documentation for all possible
> combinations of packages which a user can optionally install. This is
> because the current docs about hotplug/udev are insufficient, and
> there are too many problems a user can run into.
> 2. if a package is optional and has alternatives, we should include at
> least one alternative.
> This goes IMHO exactly against the currently default principle that we
> should provide instructions and support for one default choice, but
> point out alternatives. Arguments:
> * including more then one alternative means you have to include all
> * there is no educational benefit for providing more then one package
> which serves the same function
> * we try to keep the number of packages in the book down because LFS
> does not try to be everything to all people
> * we have to assume the reader follows the book, because it would
> require not only a lot more support issues, but also testing and QA
> issues if we account for every deviation.
> Furthermore, in my POV, optional only means that the package is not
> required for a fully functional LFS system, not that the book provides
> instructions in case you leave it out. Perhaps we should declare all
> packages mandatory...
> Lastly, your points that udev's documentation is incomplete and it has
> a lot of possible traps are only arguments to reconsider the decision
> to include it in the book, not a reason to expand the book just
> because the package is not ready yet! I have repeatedly stated that I
> didn't consider udev ready for prime time (bleeding edge); seems that
> you just confirmed my opinion.
Please, can we stop beating this horse, it's DEAD already!
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