LFS 6.3 Chapter 6.9.1 readelf Problem

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 14 06:20:07 PDT 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:29:57PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:49:14AM +0200, lifrsc.m.klswlff at spamgourmet.com wrote:
> > Ken Moffat wrote:
> > > 
> > >  I'm also puzzled why anyone would build 6.3 now.  It's old.
> > > 
> > > ĸen
> > Maybe because the last stable version of BLFS is BLFS 6.3 ?
> > 
> > Klaus
>  Sure it is.  But, most of the time people can use development BLFS
> without problems.
 OK, so I'm back in business - didn't need a replacement set-top
box.  I'll try to elaborate:

 The development BLFS is almost always "coherent" within itself.
Worst case, it might be necessary to rebuild a small group of
packages if a version turns out to be problematic (e.g. xine-lib,
ffmpeg, kdemultimedia a few months ago).

 The tradeoff for using an old released BLFS with the matching old
LFS release is package bugs including vulnerabilities.  Usually, we
prefer to update to a new release of a package to fix bugs, but
sometimes too much ha changed.  Last week I decided to stop
maintaining my own LFS-6.3 installation because I couldn't find a
vulnerability fix for the old version of poppler which compiled.
Now, there is another possible source for a fix for that (rhel5)
so I might reconsider, if time permits (but I've already spent far
too long on computing, and too narrowly focussed on x86, this year).

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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