Incremental upgrades

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jul 17 17:14:52 PDT 2007


On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 05:48:15PM -0600, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> A minor Glibc version upgrade can typically be done a lot easier. Often
> there aren't any problems as far as I can remember.
> 
 No doubt if I keep casting aspersions on the likely appearance of
2.5.1 I'll aggravate one of the developers sufficiently and it will
be released (meanwhile, I note that 2.6.1 is still not out, despite
the malloc debug issue Greg pointed to in
http://www.diy-linux.org/pipermail/diy-linux-dev/2007-May/001040.html
) so please forgive my scepticism that glibc will ever issue minor
version upgrades again.

 More to the point, I've long thought that we don't really cover
"the long-term care of your LFS system" (e.g. I don't think we point
out that people need to monitor security lists).  I periodically see
mails from people who built LFS in a single partition using all of
their disk - maybe we should admit that long term you should be
rebuilding your LFS to get to a new version, and therefore you might
want to consider your partitioning (e.g. perhaps put /home on a
separate partition as well as leaving space for the next build) ?

 OTOH, I think I can remember a large effort to prevent the book
being dumbed-down, so maybe this is something that should be obvious
to builders who intend to stay with LFS.

ĸen
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