r6475 - in trunk/BOOK: introduction/welcome pst/ps

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jan 28 10:30:27 PST 2007

DJ Lucas wrote these words on 01/28/07 12:15 CST:

> OK...that's better.  Now I can reply...that was odd.  Anyway, Yes.  The 
> reason for the change is that the previous instruction edited the 
> downloaded file directly.  We don't do this. A second pass would mean an 
> alternate set of instructions for those who build from their sources 
> directories.

No, it wouldn't. In this case anyway. However, I can see your point.
Additionally, the md5sum doesn't change in the original download, so
this ends up being a good thing.

> however, precedence was set March 14th, 2006 by 
> Bruce in the binary JDK installation.  I had seen the same issue in fop 
> so I 'fixed' it.

Well, I hardly call adding needless commands to the instructions as
"fixing" anything, but for consistency purposes, I suppose we should
leave it as it is now. :-)

Thanks for the clarification, DJ.


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