Download packages question

Justin R. Knierim lfs at lfs-matrix.net
Mon Jun 27 08:25:08 PDT 2005


Stephen Liu wrote:

>>From following website;
>ftp://ftp.linuxfromscratch.org/pub/lfs/lfs-packages/
>  
>
Hi.  Yes, I maintain these packages.

>Please advise;
>
>1)
>Whether both tarballs 'lfs-packages-6.0.tar' and
>'lfs-packages-6.1-20050625.tar' include all packages
>listed on
>http://www.sg.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.0/chapter03/packages.html
>  
>
The 6.0 tarball contains all packages needed to build LFS 6.0.  The 
6.1-20050625 contains all packages for the soon-to-be-release 6.1 or 
testing version.

>2)
>If I use 'lfs-packages-6.1-20050625.tar' packages can
>the manual
>http://www.sg.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.0/
>still work?
>  
>
It is not recommended.  If you want the newer packages, please use the 
testing version.  It is in a rather stable state at the moment.

>3)
>If I use 'lfs-packages-6.1-20050625.tar' packages can
>I still use version 6.0 patches
>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/lfs/6.0/
>
The patches may apply, but the patches were written for the 6.0 
versions.  We cannot make any guarantees that they will apply cleanly 
and/or cause compilation problems.

If you want the 6.1 (testing) packages, please just build testing.

-- 
Justin R. Knierim
LFS FTP Mirror Maintainer / Website Maintainer



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