Software Packaging (was Re: Scope?)

ashes cendres at
Tue Dec 30 09:59:40 PST 2003

On December 30, 2003 12:47 pm, Bennett Todd wrote:
> I think HLFS will be a lot more credible if it's based on an ALFS
> that uses very strong software packaging --- rpm is a current
> technology leader, although it's getting a little long in the tooth.
> Building systems LFS-style, tar xzf / ./configure / make / make
> install, is wonderfully educational, and the detail documentation
> LFS maintains on precisely how to work out a dependancy-satisfied
> toolchain is priceless for distro developers. But for various jobs,
> including automated building of vast numbers of machines, automated
> upgrading from release to release, and (here's HLFS's hook)
> automated patch deployment, a strong software packaging tool is
> really important.
> -Bennett

I'm very interested in exploring ideas of how to use user lfs for chapter 6 
and beyond hlfs. We might be able to do something with chroot to sandbox make 
install, and be able to make packages from scratch. This would need a lot of 
discussion first but its doable.

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