Answering an age old question (upcoming LFS related project)

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sun Mar 16 14:59:36 PST 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:50:23PM +0000, James Iwanek wrote:
> hi all,
>         ive noticed that many people build the packages in chapter6 two or more
> times to get an extra clean system. over the last week ive been testing
> lfs-cvs to see if this would really be of any benefit or just paranoia from
> clean freaks ;-). from my current research ive decided that rebuilding
> *certain* packages may benefit a final system. anyway i need test results
> from as many people as possible to get conclusive results. the end product
> will be a hint and possible patches to the lfs-book.

I'm working on exactly this right now and have been for the past 2 weeks.

> if you want to submit test results all you need to do is save the source
> code from the first chapter 6 build in a different place, rebuild chapter6
> a second time (in the same location as you built the first) and diff (using
> diff -urN) the different source directories (script to automate the diffing
> comming soon).

I'm using a different (better) approach. My detailed analysis will be posted
soon. Stay tuned..

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