[lfs-dev] Concerning iana-etc

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 15:28:49 PDT 2019

On 7/7/19 5:23 PM, DJ Lucas via lfs-dev wrote:
> On 7/3/2019 10:06 AM, Bruce Dubbs via lfs-dev wrote:
>> On 7/3/19 1:17 AM, DJ Lucas via lfs-dev wrote:


>>> Just a quick (but functional) mock-up using update-ca-certificates as 
>>> an example. Can clean it up if this would be good for the book. Would 
>>> need to move to chapter 7, after networking configuration (won't work 
>>> without /etc/resolv.conf).
>> This is an interesting idea, but I think for LFS it would be better to 
>> host the files on anduin for download.  The update is really not very 
>> critical.  After all we have been working with the current version 
>> since 2008 without issue.
>> (Looking at the current XML files, protocols was last updated 
>> 2017-10-13 but services was updated 2019-07-02 (yesterday). )
>> Right now we create a tarball with all packages that is available for 
>> download.  After that, for LFS, an internet connection is not needed. 
>> I'd like to keep it that way.
>> We could but the script on anduin to keep the files updated like we do 
>> with firmware.  We could also put the update script into BLFS similar 
>> to make-ca.
>> Another thought for BLFS is to just download the xml files with wget 
>> and use xsltproc and a custom .xsl file to parse the xml.

> https://github.com/djlucas/iana-etc <-- In the interim. I emailed Seth, 
> haven't heard from him in several years.

Are you going to update the book?

   -- Bruce

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