[BLFS Trac] #2276: Links-2.1pre33

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Feb 27 06:59:20 PST 2008

#2276: Links-2.1pre33
 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  Ag.Hatzim
     Type:  task                        |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  6.3      
Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  SVN      
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  links                       |  
Comment (by Ag.Hatzim):

 Replying to [comment:4 randy at linuxfromscratch.org]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 Ag.Hatzim]:
 > > Enabled graphics support by default.
 > This should be a non-default item. BLFS is documented in that anything
 > that requires an optional dependency or configuration (X or framebuffer
 > in this case) is not used as the default.

 Technically speaking, you are right. But then we have cases like this,
 that if you strictly follow the instructions you will get a useless
 browser in UTF-8 locales. If in doubt, make the test and try to load
 www.in.gr (a popular local news site) in text mode.

 Loading links with X driver or in the framebuffer device you will get the
 expected result. Even in framebuffer though in UTF-8, you can't use any
 web form.

 So we have this big caution note that talks about these problems and
 somewhat our instructions has to follow/obey the spirit of this note. So
 thinking more about that, either we follow the previous way (which I
 disagree) or we can move the X window system from optional to recommended
 plus also a note about enabling the framebuffer in the kernel.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2276#comment:5>
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