[lfs-dev] chapter05/expect.xml

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Fri Jul 10 12:11:09 PDT 2015

On 10.07.2015 19:16, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Armin K. wrote:
>> On 10.07.2015 17:01, Nathan Coulson wrote:
>>> On 10 July 2015 at 07:13, Milton Ott <milton at mettech.me> wrote:
>>>> All apologies lfs-dev, this a great start isn't it. The patch is no
>>>> good. I forgot to double check
>>>> before sending and its come back to bite me.
>> Patience is the key. Main developer is from USA, which means you're
>> almost a day ahead of him. Having no response doesn't mean it's not
>> good, but rather it's not read at the moment.
>>> Originally chapter 5 was written that way due to older versions of sed
>>> not supporting -i (allowing it to work on older hosts).  Not sure if
>>> this is still a concern or not.
>> Minimum listed sed version is 4.1.5 and that version supports -i.orig
>> just fine. I just downloaded the version and built it to test. Note
>> that the requirement is GNU sed, not any other, so the change is fine
>> by me.
> The change is fine, but I don't think necessary.  One of the objectives if LFS is to show how commands are used so users can become familiar with them.  You still see the two line format occasionally and we certainly use the -i form in most places.
>   -- Bruce

That's exactly a good reason to use it. There's no example that I've yet
seen using such command but there are several ones with renaming the files
and utilizing a sed after that.

Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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