Future of LFS

TheOldFellow theoldfellow at gmail.com
Sun May 18 23:35:16 PDT 2008

On Sun, 18 May 2008 16:03:36 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>> Take a look at http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/wiki/LFSFuture
> In some cases, the changes proposed only require general agreement of
> what to do and the accomplishment of the task would be relatively easy. 
> In others, the changes would be pervasive throughout the book.
> This is my take on the issues:
>     1. Educational content
> This is still the most important aspect of the book.  Adding more
> educational content is always good.  A couple of things that I would
> like to see is elaboration of the meaning of what the configuration of
> packages mean with the emphasis on udev and the kernel.  A discussion of
> modules vs compiling in drivers would be useful.
> I would also like to add the boot scripts to the book as appendices with
> some more comments in the scripts as to what is happening.
> I'd also like to expand Chapter 7 to explain the boot process better
> starting with how the kernel finds init and what happens when it is
> found.  Pointers to alternative boot methods and a description of what
> they do differently from System V in the book would not be
> inappropriate.

It's always seemed to me that the current book scripts were too much of a 
'finished work' for an educational book.  The temptation to just install 
them blindly is overwhelming.  The same goes with the udev scripts 

My own view would be not to have a scripts package at all, and just 
maintain pages in the book that have to be understood to be used at all.

Of course, being one of the anti-sysvinit brigade, I would say that.  But 
I venture to say that I probably understand LFS's scripts better than 
most people because I don't use them!


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