[lfs-dev] Concerning iana-etc

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 19:36:35 PDT 2019

On 7/19/19 6:30 PM, DJ Lucas via lfs-dev wrote:
> On 7/18/2019 10:12 PM, Bruce Dubbs via lfs-dev wrote:
>> 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.
> End of Glibc?

I was thinking of a very simple separate page where the iana-etc page is 

tar -xf iana-oages.tar.xz -C /etc

Perhaps a page in Chapter 7 right after the bootscripts would be better.

   -- Bruce

   -- Bruce

> --DJ

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