problems with iproute in lfs 6.0

Matthias B. msbREMOVE-THIS at
Wed Jan 5 09:03:53 PST 2005

On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 07:23:47 -0700 "Kevin P. Fleming"
<kpfleming at> wrote:

> an LFS builder should be able to read and understand the scripts
> involved 

The boot scripts have gone a LOOOOOONG way since this was true. 

Especially the network bootscripts are much too complicated. You can't
expect the average LFS user to read and understand them. They look like
they were written with the primary purpose of being l33t. They could be
replaced with something that is MUCH MUCH MUCH simpler (both with respect
to the scripts themselves as well as configuration) but works just as well
for all but a small handful of LFS users (who are well capable of writing
their own scripts).

If LFS is supposed to have education as a goal wrt the boot process and
the boot scripts, then the complete lfs-bootscripts package is a bug. It
should be moved to BLFS and LFS should go back to scripts that are KISS
enough to be included in the book itself as they used to be.


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