[lfs-dev] Concerning iana-etc

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 20:12:12 PDT 2019

On 7/18/19 9:36 PM, DJ Lucas via lfs-dev wrote:
> On 7/7/2019 5:28 PM, Bruce Dubbs via lfs-dev wrote:
>> 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:
>> [snip]
>>>>> 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?

> Okay, I've heard back from Seth, and he is cool with me taking over 
> maintenance (he hasn't used it in some time) if we'd even like to keep 
> it in the book. I've created a 4.0 release (per his suggestion, since 
> somebody else has long ago done an unrelated 3.0 release and forgotten 
> it). Whether we continue to use it is up to y'all. I'm fine with just 
> downloading a static copy for LFS and making mention of the two awk 
> scripts at some point as well, or putting a script in BLFS to update 
> them occasionally.

My preference would be for the last suggestion.  LFS can just install 
the two files.  An optional script in BLFS to do updates would be 
reasonable, but we could even do without that since the missing changes 
since 2008 do not seem to affect any of our users.

> On that note, at some point I'd like to create an LFS organization for 
> github, specifically to host little things like make-ca, this, or 
> initd-tools as I do expect to make some fairly minor, but functional 
> changes to that one (to account for systemd-compat and missing 
> facilities). I've not yet gotten a hold of Dan (I haven't done anything 
> other than import it yet).

You can do that if you want, but we do have anduin for hosting.

   -- Bruce

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