[lfs-dev] Once more: Package Management

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 21 16:27:12 PDT 2012

On 05/20/2012 04:34 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

Seems my phone ate my previous response...easier to type on a real 
keyboard anyway.
> OK, then what's wrong with a tarball of binaries that we have created
> for this purpose?  There could be a tarball of the base LFS system and
> then additional tarballs for certain packages or groups (e.g. xorg) of
> packages.
>     -- Bruce

It omits the core point of LFS...education. I dislike providing binary 
packages to users, but a working example of how to create those binary 
packages is something we've lacked for a long time, plus getting those 
packages that don't honor DESTDIR explained with a working example 
chroot...I just can't (or possibly don't want to) see a downside as far 
as education or documentation is concerned. Yes, it'll undoubtedly be a 
bit hairy at first. As far as choosing what PM to use, I guess it is no 
different than making the decision to use vim over emacs (an equally 
nasty holy war). As long as concepts learned are applicable to other 
PMs, then it is all good. I suspect a good deal could be taken from 
other consumers of pacman (that is what Arch uses, right?).

-- DJ

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