LFS 6.3 chpt 5.7 step cmd problem

Scott harview at montana.com
Sun Nov 30 17:39:25 PST 2008


On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 06:57:28PM -0600, DJ Lucas wrote:
> No.  I never meant to imply that there was _missing _information, 'out 
> of sync' information, or missing instructions.  All the needed 
> information _is_ there, like the example you showed the other day, some 
> of it could probably be presented better to assist people who are 
> unfamiliar with the build process.  If there were any missing 
> information, devs would be having a heck of a time, as even automated, 
> we build by extracting the book's commands verbatim.
> 

After working my way through to Chapter 8, coming down the
homestretch, I can say that, yes, the information is all there. It is
sometimes easy to overlook a step, as for instance when, after
considering the weighty matter of actually compiling the kernel, I
overlooked the first instruction: make mrproper.

Having lurked here for a while, I recalled many users being asked:
"Did you remember to make mrproper?" So I went back and re-did the
whole thing. It is a tersely-written document, but I do believe that,
if I were to take the time to edit it, it could easily be converted
into a script. That would take all the fun out of it, though. 

Viewing it through the eyes of someone for whom English is
a second tongue, I can imagine it being a daunting task to make it
through the book. 

Scott Swanson



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