I have writtern a profile for BLFS, well some of it

Giles Bathgate mail at gilesbathgate.com
Fri Jan 10 04:21:00 PST 2003

On Friday 10 January 2003 11:11 am, you wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:58:11AM +0000, Giles Bathgate wrote:
> > > You should also check one at http://vassilidzuba.nerim.net.
> >
> > Arrgh I hate it when that happens, you make something that you think
> > will be worthwhile, and then find someone else has already done it,
> > or had the same idea.
> >
> > Maybe I should have asked if there was anything like this before I
> > started writing it. Putting that link on your website would be great
> > ;)
> Hehe, it's there, but well hidden. ;) It's third from the above.

oh It probably wasn't there when I started.

> > Oh well. at least now there are two versions of the same thing.
> Well, I personally find it very useful, because I use different
> profiles for testing nALFS. So more profiles, the better.
> BTW, you can subscribe to alfs-discuss mailing list, it's very low
> traffic and you'll always know that's going on. :) Or maybe you
> already are, but just missed this bit.

no not subscribed.

> Neven

Some features for nALFS that I thought would be really usefull.

In my version of the LFS 4.0 profile, to compile the kernel I use

yes "" | make config

This builds a default (cruddy) kernel without much support for hardware.

Using make menuconfig, causes it to break nALFS because make menuconfig uses 
ncurses. If nALFS could create a new process outside ncurses that would be 

Also dependencies. If nALFS could track dependencies via a <depends></depends> 
tag writern into the package profile, then the install order could be 
calculated. which would make the BLFS profile work whilst maintaining chapter 

This tag would also provide usefull information.

I would also really like to see a <information> tag, that would be used to 
contain a short discription of what the package is, and does.

And finally has anyone ever thought of writing a script that either extracts 
the profile from the book, or gererates the book from the profiles?


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