Xorg wget download links
randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 12 12:29:42 PDT 2007
taipan67 wrote these words on 07/12/07 14:16 CST:
> I think the 'Package Information' section would be more appropriate,
> personally, perhaps with a title like "Wget download list-file"...
I thought about this after reading the above and I'm convinced that
it would not be the right thing. *All* the other 400-something packages
(don't know exact number) only put the package download URL there.
Having just a few a bit different would be, well, um, different
than all the other packages. And different is not really a good thing
as it breeds confusion.
Just my opinion.
> ...I also think it's a bit redundant having the same 'md5sum' link on
> every page. The ideal would be to split it into categories, & then each
> md5sum-file could be saved at the same time as the sources & used with
> the '-c' option to check the downloaded files en masse.
There is no "en masse" in BLFS. I'd bet very few people download all
the packages in one chapter before building a single one of them. The
book is designed to be non-linear, and each package stands on its own
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