Proposal: ditch pre-made "console" and "network" scripts

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu Jan 6 03:25:51 PST 2005


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> Steve Crosby wrote:
> 
>> Although the LFS book currently installs packages that provide support
>> for internationalisation (known as i18n), LFS does not provide
>> instructions on how to configure your system to use these features.  Some
>> pointers to documentation on configuring i18n are shown above, and your
>> host distribution may have some configuration information you can use.
> 
> Again inexact. Instead of "LFS does not provide instructions on how to
> configure your system to use these features", I'd rather see (but please
> make it more compact):
> 
> "LFS provides only generic recommendations on how to configure your system
> to use these features (i.e. it tells you to set some keyboard layout, some
> screen font, and some locale-related environment variables). Exact values
> of these parameters for your country are most likely unknown to the
> editors, and if you ask on the lfs-support list, chances are high that you
> will receive a wrong answer. Such settings, and your country-specific
> quirks, if any, are really supposed to be already known to you."
> 
> (BTW for Russia, no quirks are needed)

Forgot to say that I think it's important to mention that "LFS supports no
more and hopefully no less than packages built properly from pristine
upstream sources" (that's why no UTF-8).

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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