andy.peeters at advalvas.be
Tue Jul 18 06:56:38 PDT 2000
First of all, I must say that LFS is great. Finally, I have a Linux
installation just like I want it. Keep up that good work.
This is also my first post here, so if I'm writing something here that's
already discussed, please don't shoot me. Thanks.
I have notes about the HOWTO. Perhaps they can be helpful.
1) I'm installing LFS (2.2) using the Finnix distribution because I didn't
had a distribution installed. Finnix is booting and running straight from a
CD-ROM. It places some parts in RAM, so that everything works. You can find
some more info at http://www.finnix.org/ Putting a pointer into the HOWTO to
this distro, might be helpful to people who don't have installed a
2) In the list with URLs from where you can download the source packages, is
it perhaps nice to include some filenames in case you need to download more
than 1 file. e.g.: Vim requires 2 files to download, but there it nothing
that says you need to download 2 files. Well, at least not in the beginning
of the HOWTO.
3) If someone finds in a stable release some typos, it can help others if a
new release of the stable version is done but than with a patch level. e.g.:
stable release: 2.2, stable release with some typos fixed: 2.2.1. This is of
course only useful to correct typos, not to add some features.
Now, something else. It is a little bit off-topic. At the Debian site it is
possible to download the sources. But every package gives 2 tarballs. The
first ends with '.orig.tar.gz', the second with normal extention '.tar.gz'.
I think the first one contains all the sources like they can be downloaded
from other sites, the second one contains Debian-specific adjustments. My
question is: is this correct and can I use those tarballs to install those
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