[RFC] ALFS implementations

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at mcmurchy.com
Tue Aug 9 10:28:50 PDT 2005

Jeremy Huntwork wrote these words on 08/09/05 12:17 CST:

> I am anxious to hear the entire LFS community's thoughts, so please, if
> you have an opinion about this, speak up.

I have an automated procedure for building LFS which uses Bash scripts
as well. Probably many do. And though these scripts all probably have
their basic differences, end result is the same.

Here's the bottom line.

Whatever mechanism is used to automate the build, must be checked for
accuracy against

1) version changes
2) build order changes
3) command differences (including seds and patches)
4) all other changes

This is what the hard part is. Keeping those things pointed out
above in sync with LFS. nALFS has a team which does this already.
For every other automated build method, someone must ensure that
these things take place.

Hopefully, this makes sense. My point being that we have an automated
tool. To attempt to add more to the project is simply more work to
achieve the same thing.


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