[blfs-support] Sharing or Transferring Files Between Computers

Pol Vangheluwe pol.vangheluwe at belgacom.net
Thu Oct 16 13:51:04 PDT 2014

Op 16-okt.-2014, om 18:18 heeft Dan McGhee <beesnees at grm.net> het volgende geschreven:

>>> (…)

>>> Yes, I want to keep things very simple and do only what I need to.  Right now, I’m using LFS-7.5 without an X environment.  My plan originally was to build a total distro from 7.6.  That may even be delayed because of the UEFI stuff that I’m doing.
>>> However, it is important to me now to share files between my Mac and laptop. I the only thing I know about Avahi and bonjour is that they are zeroconf services.  In looking at the build page of Avahi, it looks like I need an X environment to have it build and run.  That’s too much to do with my current plans.  I think I’ll have to settle for only NFS and wait to do the other things until I build my whole distro.
> (…)

> The concept of bonjour and avahi looks quite simple, and since I’m dealing with only two machines, is attractive.
> Thanks again.
> Dan

You don’t need an X environment on the LFS box to run Avahi and Netatalk.
With your Mac as client and the LFS box as server, you easily transfer files between the Mac and the LFS box (in both directions) by dragging them in the Finder.  The LFS box is shown by the Finder like any other local disk/partition.


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