[RFC] The Future of the ALFS project

M.Canales.es manuel at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 28 11:04:33 PST 2006

El Martes, 28 de Febrero de 2006 19:20, Jeremy Huntwork escribió:

> Did I read you right, though, that you don't think a new alfs tool is
> necessary?

I see some different tasks here:

1) *LFS commands generation. nALFS uses hand-edited XML profiles to do that. 
jhalfs extract automatically the commands using XSL, but work is in progress 
to use a pure bash parser. Plus, a C parser is also under development.

2) Automatized *LFS builds. That is what currently do nALFS when using an *LFS 
profile. Has been proved that jhalfs can do that task also, at least for 
{C,H}LFS builds. IMHO, having a way to automatize the build extracting the 
commands directly from the book's sources make useless to maintain a set of 
*LFS profiles.

3) Administrative tasks. Using local profiles nALFS can be used to automatize 
several system administration tasks. jhalfs could do that also creating a 
separate module.

4) Remote builds/administration. That is what is supossed that the new alfs 
server/client tool should to do, using nALFS, jhalfs or anything else as a 

Based on that, I think that jhalfs is a working nALFS replacement for 1) and 
2), and maybe 3). But 4) will require a new different tool.

Manuel Canales Esparcia
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