aLFS-3.1 profiles

Mark Ellis mark.uzumati at virgin.net
Wed Dec 19 15:50:32 PST 2001


On 2001.12.19 22:26 Chris Lynn wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 04:07:31PM +0000, Paul Campbell wrote:
> > It's finished, and I've uploaded it to:
> >
> > http://www.cmm.uklinux.net/alfs/
> 
> Cool, i'll grab it in a bit have a look-see ;-)
> 
> > It works, and boots, and I followed the LFS-Changelog and book as
> closely as
> > possible.  Although I think Neven has one anyway.
> 
> Yes, i recently had a look at Neven's profiles; very clean - i like the
> layout.
> 
> > Yep.  I was going to add another level of sections, like the LFS
> chapters, but
> > it doesn't work, I mean there are gfx libs before X, after X, before
> KDE/Gnome,
> > after KDE gnome.  and so on.  So just a long list like:
> >
> > &zlib;
> > &openssl;
> > &openssh; and so on.
> 
> Yeah, it is possible to have a an external .xml the just lists which
> profiles to use.  i.e.
> 
> <!DOCTYPE alfs [
> 
> <!ENTITY % xfree-ents SYSTEM "xfree-ents">
> %xfree-ents;
> 
> <!ENTITY xfree SYSTEM "xfree.xml">
> <!ENTITY xfree-41 SYSTEM "xfree-41.xml">
> <!ENTITY zlib SYSTEM "zlib.xml">
> ]>
> <alfs>
> 	&xfree;
> </alfs>
> 
> ----------------
> 
> <!-- the xfree.xml file -->
> &zlib;
> &xfree-41;
> [...]
> <!-- end xfree.xml file -->
> 
> Now while this _is_ valid XML, the current perl ALFS doesnt support it,
> appently XML::Twig is screwed in this regard the '%' entity pointers dont
> get expanded during parsing... Another way of doing it would be to use
> the
> <include /> tag, but i havent had a play with that as yet, from memory I
> found a demo set of profiles on Neven's site the was demostrating the
> <include>, so you want to have a look.
> 

I'm glad to have it confirmed that it wasn't just me :)

> > I have been getting more prolific of late, and my devel dirs are in a
> total
> > mess.  I think I need to start looking into the ways of keeping
> versions from
> > getting intermixed and all confused.  It's a nightmare sometimes.  Take
> my
> > profiles directory on my webserver.  If anyones been that way they will
> know
> > just how much of a mess it really is.  ( I've tidied up, for your info
> )
> >
> > So please, plesae give me a little more info, on CVS and what's
> involved etc.
> 
> /me nods
> 
> I did start on a cvs primer a while ago, i'll see if i can get a few
> moments
> in the next couple of days to update it with all the cool new things i've
> learned about cvs recently, branching et al...
> 

Check out
http://cvsbook.red-bean.com/cvsbook.html

Mark
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