Which is best?

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Nov 16 08:47:12 PST 2010


"Randy McMurchy" <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

>DJ Lucas wrote these words on 11/16/10 09:29 CST:
>
>> Method 3:  Install same versions of AC and AM. In a local directory,
>and add the bin sure at front of the path, and then generate the patch,
>see if that reduces the size. Should make a pretty considerable size
>difference.
>
>Sounds like a lot of hassle. I already have the two patches. Let's just
>pick one and run with it. The large patch is 1.5 mb, the tarball is 5
>mb.
>The patch only modifies two files: configure and the .m4 file.
>
>But you are right, your method would reduce the size, but do we really
>care? Of course, I've been using broadband since I can't remember. Can
>it be there are still dial-up users? Probably in countries other than
>America and most of Europe, but how many dial up folks build LFS?
>
>I know Alexander used to complain about the cost of downloading in
>Russia. I wonder if that is still an issue?
>
I keep multiple versions around just for this purpose.  Each is less than 0.1 SBU.  Readability is my only concern, but really, just the patch to the two files is easiest taking that into consideration.


-- DJ Lucas

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