problems with iproute in lfs 6.0

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Fri Jan 7 06:05:25 PST 2005

Shane Johnson wrote:

> Simple, easy to understand, easy to extend. This is KISS. This should be
> in LFS.
> LFS is not a distro. LFS needs to show people how to write their own boot
> scripts. It's NOT LFS's job to provide a FRAMEWORK for doing network
> initialization.

This has been discussed a lot in the past without a definite answer. The
problem is that the following two goals are incompatible:

1) LFS should be as simple as possible in order for it to be educational.
LFS is not a distro.
2) LFS should be a good base for a distro called "BLFS" and therefore cannot
be simpler than the minimum possible for a distro.

Of course the problem would disappear if the BLFS distro stopped using the
existing LFS non-distro as its base, but that is not going to happen.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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