fsck + localtime in BIOS

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 09:50:01 PST 2007


On 2/3/07, Bryan Kadzban <bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
>
> Looking at my shell history, it looks like when I made a udev-config
> tarball, I did an svn export, then renamed the directory to have the
> datestamp in its name, then tar/bzip2ed it, then grabbed an md5sum and
> updated the filename/md5sum in the book.  Then, I scp'ed it to belg, did
> a "chgrp wwwdownloads", and moved it to the downloads.lfs.org vhost
> directory.  Hopefully that's sufficient for the bootscripts.

Right, I asked Bruce to do it this way since the old way of generating
the tarball left you in a position of not knowing the md5sum till
after the render.

The way it is now, any of the editors can commit away on udev-config
or bootscripts. When they're ready, they generate a tarball just like
Bryan explained above for downloads.lfs.org. This gives two bonuses in
my mind:

1. A new tarball isn't created every time you make a commit. The
editor controls when things are stable enough to roll a new version.

2. You create the tarball, so you know all the stats and can enter
them in the book. This will invariably come out different in a script
since the tarball has to contain info on all the
dates/perms/ownership.

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Dan

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Dan



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