New design, what is the Goal here?
mark at diaganos.com
Mon Nov 28 12:52:39 PST 2005
I've been trolling the ALFS threads since September so I might have
missed something or just plain got lost in the communications. But what
is the overall goal of the new design being suggested?
It sounds like to me a Client/Server system is being purposed that would
allow us to setup LFS installs on a remote computer. Sounds neat, but
why? I've setup 5 computers now with ALFS. I did my first install
under a RedHat distro, after that I did 3 install with the LFS Live
CD. The other 2 systems are only Pentium processors and they can't boot
off CD (really old, but work great). So for those, I installed the
drives in my builder system and did a cross build. Once I had the drive
setup for boot I then reinstalled it in the other computer. Worked great.
They only reason I could see doing a Client/Server like install would be
if I wanted to do more then one computer at a time. But then why
wouldn't I just build one drive and then copy the image to each drive on
the other systems? I can see flaws with my suggestion, like the trouble
of removing drives or using a tool like Norton Ghost for the images.
But there are a few problems with remote builds also.
I'm not trying to be negative about the project and the suggestions.
I've really enjoy using LFS and all it's sub-projects, and would like to
contribute to the project. I just don't understand the goal and overall
benefit of the suggestions. I've only seen technical suggestions on
implementation at this time, not about design concepts.
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