Please report bugs. [Fwd: extra prompt.sh]

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 05:34:05 PDT 2007


----- Forwarded message from Dale Stein <dstein2000 at gmail.com> -----

From: Dale Stein <dstein2000 at gmail.com>
Subject: extra prompt.sh
To: a.hatzim at gmail.com
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 05:15:40 -0600
Message-ID: <d04628d40707310415l1aa42e47v573592cdb8b5dd6f at mail.gmail.com>

   You know, when I got this version of LFS up for the first time, I
thought something was really wroing with Bash.   I think the extra
prompt is confusing, takes up screen space and should be removed.  At
least I had to.
   Also like the idea of a different color for a root shell.  Sounds
like a very good idea!

----- End forwarded message -----

Hi Dale,

I will take this chance (by reading your email and especially the first paragraph),
for a calling for reports of any kind, even if it is a innocent typo or
a minor inconsistency behavior of a program (like in this case of
extra_prompt.sh).
There is no way to fix the bugs in the book, without the active involvement
of the community.

This is partly one of the main (if not the main) reasons I actually accepted
to be an editor (even if I knew that I am not yet ready to be an editor - I 
bet I am one of the less experienced people in LFS-land; I started computing 
actually in May of 2004 when I first installed gentoo-)... So I accepted
this role with the hope inside of me that:
  
  - First to avoid the pressure of Dan Nicholson for almost a year. :)
  - Then, that I could push some things I had in mind (mostly small fixes), but
    that could make a difference in some cases, or to push updates of
    some programs I use.
  - To be used as a bridge between the userbase and the developer team.
  - Because I believe that, experienced editors have to concentrate in most
    difficult tasks, and leave the easy fixes for the novice editors.
  - Hoping that I will be the first of a new editor generation that will
    make possible to continue the long and proud tradition of (x)LFS and to
    guaranty the continuation/existence of the Books in the future. 
    There are many people with great experience, Simon Geard coming in my mind,
    (plus many others) that are capable to offer great help.
  - And last but not least, with the hope that people will think.
    "If a fool like him can be an editor and fix bugs, I can do it too."
    And I am not joking at this part.


There is a very simple guide in the wiki page (created by Dan) that could 
be used to create some diffs for the Book. I actually started from this
guide.
Here is the link for those who are wishing to help (I will place the
link in my signature from now and on).
http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Hacking

But, even if you don't want to install all the tools that are mentioned in
that guide, please once more, *report* any issue you found by dropping a
simple email in one of our mailing lists.

It will be much appreciated.

Thanks for listening and good summer vacations by the way (I will do
mine in a just few days :)).
-- Ag.
http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Hacking



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