[lfs-support] LFS 7.2 GCC pass 1

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 5 08:46:19 PDT 2012


>
> On 2012-09-05 15:34, Baho Utot wrote:
> > On 09/05/2012 09:55 AM, Jasmine Iwanek wrote:
> >
> > Leaping before looking is what I do well and it has taught me a great
> > deal.  Following a path by others may be a very good guide, but to
> > truly
> > learn requires ones to deviate from the beaten path and strike out on
> > your own.  How else can you create a truly giant mess in which to
> > learn
> > from?  Like taking LFS and adding pacman packager.
> >
> > By scripting your builds you learn a great deal about linux and
> > admin.
> > One also has the opportunity to learn some debugging skills.
> > Scripted
> > builds also give one repeatability once they are working.
> >
> > I have scripted my LFS builds and incorporating the pacman package
> > manager. I started with 6.8 and I am currently completing 7.2.  I did
> > so
> > that I can confirm that my scripts produce a proper build, i.e. it
> > was
> > tested over the four builds which gave me the opportunity to weed out
> > non apparent errors.  I then took those same packages produced by the
> > build and installed them onto 5 other machines so I could check to
> > see
> > if the build was generic for the i686 and x86_64 platforms.
> >
> > I now have a solid platform in which to create a distribution system
> > (
> > as well building BLFS ) as for the computers under my care.  I have
> > learned many things.
> >
> > I still think that helping others even if they have failed to follow
> > the
> > book is a worthy goal as it shows where the book my be improved.  Who
> > knows by some not following the book new things are learned?
> >
> > Helping others is always good.
>
> Oh, I agree with you fully, don't get me wrong, but people should be
> starting at the start, not the end.
>
> --
> Jasmine Iwanek
>
>
> What is that supposed to mean?  Really, if you have nothing useful to say
then don't say anything.

Thanks for your positive post Baho.

Richard
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