chap6 creating directories

Archaic archaic at
Sat Apr 17 22:21:10 PDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:49:17AM -0400, Robert Connolly wrote:
> This is related to trying to keep the installation without fragmentation. I 
> wouldn't expect LFS to adopt every method to do that, such as the added 
> patches for coreutils, zlib, ncurses, etc.

Of course not, and I'm not advocating they bend for each of our

> I can suggest it to lfs-dev but I wouldn't want their decision to
> have any influence on the hlfs book for something like this. I think
> it teaches better habits; one install() command instead of a
> touch+chmod.

It's reasonable enough to do this. In fact, if you dug around the
archives long enough, you might find that it was due to the *-utils
packages being separate at that time and the install command amay not
have been available. I'm not sure, that seems a reasonable assumption.
Likewise, it seems reasonable, if presented to lfs-dev, that they
would accept the change. Not because of HLFS, but on it's own merit.


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