manuel at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Nov 27 12:53:39 PST 2005
El Domingo, 27 de Noviembre de 2005 19:03, Randy McMurchy escribió:
> I personally don't see the benefit.
Are you using customs scripts to build the BLFS packages or are you
copy-and-paste directly from the book?
> Automating LFS is one thing.
> BLFS is a whole different animal.
Agree. For BLFS only a semi-automatization is possible.
We can create the base scripts and Makefile, but the user will need to read
the book to figure-out what changes should do to those scripts and Makefile
to install the packages he want in the way that he want.
> There are simply too many intangibles
> that will have to be addressed: configuration,
That is also true for any distro. The user must to configure several packages
after installation to can use it
> which package to use
> when you have a required dependency of packageA or packageB,
User choice, via a command switch or editing the Makefile.
> dependencies not having instructions in BLFS,
I hope that no "Required" ones.
> do you run the test suites.
> I could go on but I think you get the message.
Yes, there is many issues that must be take into account to can do the system
> We have close to, or
> at, 100 bugs in BZ. Adding an automated build system is going to
> increase this plus put a drain on the Editor load.
I doubt it.
> We already have
> some packages in BLFS that won't build using GCC4. And now you want to
> add more complexity.
What complexity is added by those small tags changes?
When it place, their maitenance work will be negigible.
> I realize that now it will be suggested that Jeremy and Manual will
> be glad to help out in getting this done, however, my belief is that
> there will be one issue after another which will have to be addressed.
I hope that no others requiring XML changes. And that changes are due that
there ir no other easy way to extract that info.
> I suppose one thing is that I am just not a fan of automated builds.
> This may be tainting my opinion.
I was trying to avoid any change on the XML due that I was sure about your
Manuel Canales Esparcia
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