Helping Out [Was: Re: 2 New LFS Editors]

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Sep 30 20:42:45 PDT 2008

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> To me, I'd like to see two things.  First, an update to the packages.  This is 
>> relatively straight forward, but of course has a lot of detail.
> I think DJ and Randy are handling that so far? I wouldn't mind lending 
> some fingertips and half a brain here but I've not yet caught up with 
> everything that's been going on in the blanket ticket.

I've committed to testing.  I'll also make typo/minor changes if appropriate.

>> Second, I'd like to see a new page on how we are addressing building LFS as a 
>> 64-bit system.  Then add a section to each page that needs it any special 64-bit 
>> instructions.
> Well most of what is needed to allow 64-bit systems is done already, 
> since the separate branch I made a while ago was aiming for that. The 
> principles and method there should work fine, but the packages are out 
> of date. In fact, most of the current differences between the branch and 
> trunk outside of package versions and related changes are quite small. 
> The one thing I hadn't done yet was adjust the boot-loader section 
> because grub won't work with 64-bit.

Yes, I know that.  It was the motivation for doing the 64-bit instances first.

> So what do you still require in 'a new page'?

The new page would introduce the issues and provide information for a user to 
use to decide if they want a 32-bit system or a 64-bit system.  Yes, I think 
that page is necessary.

   -- Bruce

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