nALFS tarballs will no longer include an LFS profile
jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jun 20 13:09:09 PDT 2004
Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Including an LFS profile with nALFS seemed like a good idea, but it has
> become a problem to maintain. Tonight I was helping a friend get his
> system set up, and found a few errors in the LFS-5.1.1-2 profile (which
> I have since corrected). After correcting them, I realized that meant I
> would need to respin the nALFS-1.2.4 tarball, or users would continue to
> download the broken profile without realizing it.
> In addition to that problem, the profile itself now has the nALFS
> version number and md5sum, because the profile installs nALFS during
> chapter 9. This results in a catch-22: the profile can't contain the
> md5sum of a brand-new nALFS tarball, because the tarball can't be made
> until the profile is updated!
> Given those problems, I have decided to stop bundling profiles in nALFS
> tarballs from this point forward (including nALFS-1.2.4). I have updated
> the README file to no longer assume the profile is there. Any
> suggestions and/or help to document that people need to download a
> profile along with their nALFS download (including text on the ALFS web
> pages, if needed) would be greatly appreciated.
I think that is a good idea. I will put this in my todo for the UG.
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