nALFS CVS snapshots?

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 21 11:33:13 PDT 2003


Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 12:07, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> 
>>Because the new build system resulted in a CVS repository that is not 
>>directly usable by end-users (they need to have 
>>autoconf/automake/libtool/etc. and run the bootstrap script), I wonder 
>>if it would be valuable to have a daily snapshot made on belgarath so 
>>testers can download a tarball that's ready for use? The script to do 
>>this wouldn't be difficult, I imagine even less so than the scripts 
>>for the daily book snapshots. Belgarath seems to have adequate 
>>versions of all the required tools (including libxml2).
> 
> 
> Even if not adequate at some point in the future just let me know and
> we'll get it upgraded no problems.
> 
> The script can be run by anybody's personal cron job or I can make it a
> sytsem wide one, I'm ok with either. As for the download location,
> downloads.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/ might work? Or
> www.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/download/ this way the snapshots get
> mirrored as well and can be mentioned on the website (talk to the
> website team to have this setup).
> 

Moving this to the website list...

I think the www.lfs.org/alfs/download thing would be great, especially 
if that means they get mirrored. I can create a personal cron job for 
now to create the snapshots, if one of the website people can tell me 
where to put the resulting .tar.bz2 file.





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