Ticket #2115 - another note about unpacking and changingdirectories

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 20 13:55:26 PDT 2008

On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:50:15 -0400, Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2115
>> I am starting to address the subject ticket.  I propose to follow Chris'
>> suggestion and move the 'Toolchain Technical Notes' section to the
> appendix
>> between Acknowledgments and Dependencies.  I will then change the
> Introduction
>> to refer to 'Toolchain Technical Notes' and tidy up any other wording
> changes
>> that are needed.
>> Any objections?

I'd really rather leave the Toolchain Technical Notes where they are.  In terms of my ability to learn something, I much rather have what I'm about to do explained to me before I do it, rather than do it 'blind' then be told why I just did what I did.  If, after completing the exercise, I don't understand what I just did, I can refer back to the previous explanation and then the repetition of that instructional material, coupled with the practical exercise I just completed, helps stuff to sink in...sometimes :)

I understand that folks will have different methods of teaching & learning that they find the most effective, but the above is my own experience.

My preference would be to keep the first 3 'Introduction' paragraphs where they are, then have the Toolchain Technical Notes, then the rest of the 'Introduction' material, maybe labelled as something like 'General Compilation Instructions'.  That new page would make it clear that all of the information on that page applies to each and every package.



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