anduin.linuxfromscratch.org - RFC
bdubbs at cis.sac.accd.edu
Tue Jan 25 14:59:42 PST 2005
Justin Knierim wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> The BLFS Editors are in the process of constructing a new Web/FTP
>> server to host LFS/BLFS source code.
> Hello, this is Justin Knierim, the current ftp maintainer. Sounds like
> a good idea, we can sure use some more help with hosting packages.
>> Right now the organization of the site is quite crude
>> (non-existent). We are looking for suggestions about how to set it up.
> The current ftp structure worked well for lfs, but because blfs has
> quite a few more packages, it might not be optional. We setup a
> /conglomeration/<package name> directory with symlinks going to
> directories for 5.1.1, 6.0, testing and unstable. If you are not
> keeping older versions of the book, then this work in maintaining
> symlinks might not be worth it. Just throwing out my info on how it is
> done now.
>> It's an open question whether we put the books themselves on the site
>> because they are really mirrored fairly well right now.
>> The BLFS book probably should not point to this site for the
>> individual packages, but we are planning to put in a section saying
>> that the site is available, but the references to the original sources
>> are in the book for researching different versions of the packages.
> Sounds reasonable. That is why the ftp mirrors are not directly
> referenced in the book, since before we had only a few servers and not
> too much bandwidth. It has changed a bit in the last year or so, and so
> we could more directly reference the ftp servers.
> Please let me know how I could continue to be a part of the ftp
> project. I could help coordinate rsync times or do some other
> administrative tasks.
Thanks Justin. My latest thought for BLFS was to have a set of
alpahbetical directories for stable and one for svn. Something like:
repeat as above
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