Future of LFS
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
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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