r4731 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/important introduction/welcome

tushar at linuxfromscratch.org tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jul 17 00:05:05 PDT 2005


Author: tushar
Date: 2005-07-17 01:05:03 -0600 (Sun, 17 Jul 2005)
New Revision: 4731

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general.ent
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/important/unpacking.xml
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
Log:
Updated Generic Build Notes

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general.ent
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2005-07-16 22:45:36 UTC (rev 4730)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2005-07-17 07:05:03 UTC (rev 4731)
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!ENTITY day          "16">
+<!ENTITY day          "17">
 <!ENTITY month        "07">
 <!ENTITY year         "2005">
 <!ENTITY version      "svn-&year;&month;&day;">

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/important/unpacking.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/important/unpacking.xml	2005-07-16 22:45:36 UTC (rev 4730)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/important/unpacking.xml	2005-07-17 07:05:03 UTC (rev 4731)
@@ -37,15 +37,28 @@
   code, but if in doubt, start from a clean tree.</para>
 
   <sect2>
+    <title>Building Package as an Unprivileged (non-root) User</title>
+
+    <para>The golden rule of Unix System Administration is to use your
+	superpowers only when neccessary. Hence, BLFS recommends that you
+	build the package as an unprivileged user and only "become root"
+	when installing the package. This philosophy is followed in all the
+	packages in this book. Unless otherwise specified, all instructions
+	should be executed as an unprivileged user. The book will advise you
+	on instructions that need root privileges.</para>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+  <sect2>
     <title>Unpacking the Software</title>
 
     <para>If a file is tar'ed and compressed, it is unpacked by running one of
     the following commands:</para>
 
-<screen><userinput>tar -xvf filename.tar.gz
-tar -xvf filename.tgz
-tar -xvf filename.tar.Z
-tar -xvf filename.tar.bz2</userinput></screen>
+<screen><userinput>tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz
+tar -xvzf filename.tgz
+tar -xvzf filename.tar.Z
+tar -xvjf filename.tar.bz2</userinput></screen>
 
     <para>You can also use a slightly different method:</para>
 

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2005-07-16 22:45:36 UTC (rev 4730)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2005-07-17 07:05:03 UTC (rev 4731)
@@ -24,6 +24,10 @@
 
   <itemizedlist>
     
+	<listitem>
+		<para>July 17th 2005 [tushar]: Updated Notes on Building Software.</para>
+	</listitem>
+
     <listitem>
       <para>July 14th, 2005 [randy]: Added Finance::QuoteHist module and
       dependencies to Perl Modules instructions.</para>




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