[lfs-support] Scripting the LFS Book - Jason P Sage - FTP File Links

jasonpsage at jegas.com jasonpsage at jegas.com
Fri Jan 6 01:15:06 PST 2012

>> I know there is ALFS and JALFS or whatever and I might refer and or use
>> those but for me, I personally
>> like the book layout, so I'm making scripts for each CHUNK along the
>> way.
>> --Jason P Sage
>Have you read the Hint "More Control and Package Management using Package 
>Users (v1.2)"
>(www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/read.html).? Also look into the enclosed 
>script; somebody send it to me,
>but I don't remember who. There was also a discussion about this topic 
>last year or the year before
>on this support-site.


Thank you for thinking of me. This is one of those areas I've been
thinking about heaviliy inbewteen just trying to get a bootable system!
Seriously - I appreciate you pointing that out.

It's funny, I run a channel on http://www.justin.tv/jegasllc/ - and
today a student popped in and asked what I was working on ( Linux From
Scratch of Course) he got excited about it and wanted me to keep him
updated ho I was making out and wants to beta test! Gosh I love moments
like that. I give the kid credit too - just got a 99% on a Linux Exam
for a Certification he's shooting for (Good JOB!) 

Anyways.. I've been asked in the mailing list about my scripts too...
even offered help so I'm starting to cobble together some data on one of
my servers so others can look at, comment on and otherwise yank some

If this get's more traction of something, I'll put it on a dedicated
server in the cloud like the one that runs http://www.jegas.com

For now though, I'm just using servers and pc's that are an arm reach
away as I'm still just on a learning/development kick with an long term
goal to have my own distro that isn't from some pre-done blood line. I'm
greatful you and T1 exist - but after examining both - I think being
taught how to roll your own Linux in a way that can help one become self
sufficient at it if they choose .. well.. I just find that attractive.

I placed the script you sent me here:   


(I'll take it offline if you prefer) I intend to go back and read it
more later. I already gave it a once over. I also read the portion in
the LFS 7.0 book about package management and the pro's and con's of the
differing systems)

I also published all the files I'm using from the wget list on my
server. I had to make a couple changes to the original wget list
provided when servers were down for maintenance or whatever. Finally I
just grabbed them all and put them on my server. I also have two
similiar named scripts in my collection - one that uses the traditional
download sources for all the files, and the other one just grabs from my
ftp://jegas.net server.

And here - are my scripts so far - NOTE you'll find the LFS book, ALFS
and BLFS in there - and the Jegas
folder is where the README text file is and the scripts etc. 

I hope someone finds this useful/entertaining in some way.(13meg)


--Jason P Sage

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