Planning for Cross-LFS/Multi-Architecture 7.x Release
theoldfellow at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 03:49:41 PDT 2005
Jim Gifford wrote:
> Just a note about what is planned about the next release, and some
> concerns that have been raised. The development team is asking for
> community opinion.
> Testers will be approved by the LFS Development team
I, for one, welcome the news that Ryan's cross-compilation method will
become mainstream. Some thoughts though:
1) Some of us hate scripting builds - prefering to read the output as it
comes rather than pour over logs. Even after many years of building LFS
by hand, I still do so. So, this implies some means of reading the book
while building - remote is not an option for me as I build on just one
machine - and cut and paste if there are complex sed's to enter.
2) I hope that the method change doesn't delay the incorporation of new
3) I know there is a head of steam building for non-x86-32
architectures, but we should also remember that lots of people enjoy the
use of old machines in the x86 series. Most of mine are sub-gigahertz
pentiums. One thing I like about the method is that it caters well for
this group. Of course if someone were kind enough to donate a non-x86
machine for my use, I might change my mind...
Finally, a note about Ryan's scripts. They are, no doubt, extremely
clever. This is the problem. I will not expend the energy to
understand someone elses complex script. I will also not trust it to
build my systems - because I don't understand it. I use LFS because the
method is explained in a book. This, for me, it the everlasting appeal
of the LFS books series. I can't yet find an explanation of Ryan's
method, the wiki just presents it, and the scripts hide it in complexity
that I'm not prepared to disect. So you can't get a draft svn out fast
enough for me :-)
And I'll test it, but on my terms. My distro my rules.
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