Patches dir has disappeared completely!

Mark Hymers markh at
Wed Oct 8 04:22:39 PDT 2003

On Wed, 08, Oct, 2003 at 09:07:10PM +1000, Greg Schafer spoke thus..
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 12:06:17PM +0100, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > I believe the phrase rhymes with "clucking bell". </blackadder>
> Can't stop laughing after that one! :-)
> > I'm on it now.
> > 
> > Again apologies for this though I'm at a loss to understand why
> > tightening CVS permissions has buggered this lot.
> If that stuff really has been nuked, then at least the LFS one should only
> take me about 10 mins or so to recreate. It was essentially a bunch of
> symlinks.

So it's done manually?  I've spent the last ten minutes digging through
the update script to see where they're created.

Shouldn't we do something like have a {B,LFS}/BOOK/symlinks.txt file with
one symlink per line - the symlinks could then be refreshed by the
update-website script everytime the website is updated (or alternatively
[more sensibly] the render-lfs-book script).

> Can't vouch for the BLFS one tho'

Ah.. I see a long series of ln -s's in my future if it is done manually.

> Don't worry man. These things do happen!

Not a good start to my job as CVS bloke though :-(

I'm cc'ing Jeroen, Gerard and website on this to see if they think we
should have an automatic symlink creation system.  Hope that's OK.


Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>

"I got off at Durham... and fell in love with it instantly.  Why, it's
 wonderful - a perfect little city.  If you have never been to Durham, go
 there at once. Take my car. It's wonderful."
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