Dead Project? (I hope not)
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 19 07:26:01 PDT 2006
Joe Ciccone wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> Noted that there is some minor trivial updates to CLFS recently, the
>> occasional package updates to LFS, and updates to jalfs (which is only
>> as good as the [x]LFS books), there really is no development going
>> on at all any more within the LFS project.
As far as the LFS book is concerned, I've been doing my best, given my
limited time, to keep the packages up to date and fix any other bugs
that can easily be tackled within those time constraints. We're down to
10 tickets in trac now, which is the lowest I've seen it for a long
time. Another two shouldn't be too hard as they're just package
upgrades to glibc and shadow. The shadow one I've held off on because
there's a known upstream bug and I've been expecting to see a fixed
version out from upstream though it's not materialised yet. Glibc I've
not upgraded because I was put off by upstream's recommendation not to
run it in production environments coupled with a couple of bugs I've
read about on the lfs lists. They've probably been fixed by patches,
but I've lost track of those! If anyone can recall what's required to
get glibc-2.4 in the book, I'll gladly put it in.
> There really hasn't been much technical discussion on the lists
> recently, There hasn't been any major changes in a while. I think it's
> about time that LFS gets bumped up to gcc-4.1.1 and glibc-2.4.
LFS is already on gcc-4.1.1. As for glibc-2.4, see above.
> And switches to a newer linux-headers package.
I'm waiting on linux-2.6.18 so we can use a supported upstream
implementation, rather than rolling our own. That's been delayed
somewhat by Linus' recent break.
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