Future of LFS

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:28:07 PDT 2008

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>>  > I would also like to add the boot scripts to the book as appendices
>> Do you mean the source code of them as-is? I can see this become a bit 
>> of a hassle as the actual scripts are updated. We'd then have to 
>> remember to copy each change into the appendix as well so it matches.
>> We could consider an automatic method where during each commit (of the 
>> entire book or only have it trigger when a certain appendix is updated) 
>> it finds the bootscript code and imports it verbatim.
> What I had in mind was a way to include each script.  A page in the appendix 
> would just pull in the actual script, probably into some kind of <pre> 
> structure.  We can't use an xinclude though because it isn't a proper xml 
> structured file.  We may be able to do something via entities though.  I'll 
> research it and see what I cna come up with.

OK, this is a proof of concept, but it kinda works.

I created test.xml in the LFS main directory:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN" 
"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
<!ENTITY script SYSTEM "../bootscripts/lfs/init.d/rc.test">


I had to process the rc file with:
   sed -e s/\&/\&amp\;/g -e 's/</\&lt\;/' rc > rc.test

to put ampersands and less-than symbols into xml friendly forms.

I then ran

   xmllint --nonet --noent -o testout.xml test.xml
   xsltproc --nonet stylesheets/lfs-chunked.xsl testout.xml

and it created index.html like I had in mind in my above post.

In other words, we can easily automate including the current bootscripts into an 
appendix.  Adding a new bootscript will require a manual entry of course, but 
that would be only a few lines of xml.

Do you want me to start on adding this to the book as Appendix D?

   -- Bruce

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