A couple of suggestions
tush at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 8 21:10:03 PDT 2002
Jim Mischel wrote:
>1) An FTP client as part of the LFS install. I know that this isn't
>strictly necessary for all systems, but neither is shadow. I found it kind
>of funny, though, that once I booted my LFS system, I couldn't continue to
>add stuff to it without first booting the host system and downloading the
>source for ncftp (as recommended in the blfs book), or mounting the host
>system's partition and running the frp client from there.
>2) More complete network configuration. When I booted my LFS system, I was
>able to ping IP addresses, but there was no name resolution. I had to
>configure /etc/networks, /etc/host.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf, and
>/etc/resolv.conf files. Truthfully, I don't know if all of those are
>necessary. I just followed the directions in the "Manual Network
>Configuration" section of the SuSE 8.0 documentation. It would be very
>useful for this information to be in Chapter 7 along with creation of the
>/etc/hosts file. Or maybe I'm all wet, which is always a possibility.
Both the topics you mentioned have been the subject of some of some huge
wars on lfs-dev:) Check out the archives.
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