cvs commit: www/lfs faq.html

jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 15 00:09:44 PDT 2003


jeroen      03/09/15 01:09:44

  Modified:    .        website-bottom.html
               blfs     faq.html
               faq      index.html
               hints    adoptahint.html
               lfs      faq.html
  Log:
  Removed all direct links to hints. The links are in flux right now due to the move to a new hint format.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.28      +1 -19     www/website-bottom.html
  
  Index: website-bottom.html
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/website-bottom.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.27
  retrieving revision 1.28
  diff -u -r1.27 -r1.28
  --- website-bottom.html	8 Sep 2003 06:21:25 -0000	1.27
  +++ website-bottom.html	15 Sep 2003 07:09:42 -0000	1.28
  @@ -19,25 +19,7 @@
   				<em>Status: <strong>in progress</strong></em></dd>
   		</dl>
   	<h4>Make the hints lists dynamically generated</h4>
  -		<p>Requirements for this script: generate a list (hints/list.html) of a CVS export of all hints.</p>
  -		<p>The format for each hint entry in the list.html is as follows (everything between <li> and </li>):</p>
  -
  -<pre>
  -	<ul>
  -		<li><h4><a href="files/hint_file.txt">The synopsis line from the hint file.</a></h4>
  -		<dl>
  -			<dt>Author(s):</dt>
  -				<dd>All Author lines from the hint seperated by commas</dd>
  -			<dt>Date Last Updated:</dt>
  -				<dd>Date Last updated picked from the hint file.</dd>
  -			<dt>License:</dt>
  -				<dd>License Line from the hint file.</dd>
  -		</dl>
  -		</li>
  -	</ul>
  -</pre>
  -		<p>The hints should be sorted in the reverse order based on the Date Last Updated, so newest hints would go at the top. The script only needs to index the hints that are in the root directory (in CVS: hints/) and should ignore any subdirectories. </p>
  -		<p><em class="highlight">Status: <strong>not started yet</strong></em></p>
  +		<p><em class="highlight">Status: <strong>working solution</strong></em></p>
   
   <h3 id="thanks">Acknowledgements</h3>
   	<p>The following people and organisations have been more than a great help while creating this website:</p>
  
  
  
  1.17      +1 -1      www/blfs/faq.html
  
  Index: faq.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/blfs/faq.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.16
  retrieving revision 1.17
  diff -u -r1.16 -r1.17
  --- faq.html	15 Sep 2003 06:14:49 -0000	1.16
  +++ faq.html	15 Sep 2003 07:09:42 -0000	1.17
  @@ -151,7 +151,7 @@
   	<dt id="how-to-print">How do I print?</dt>
   		<dd>
   			<p>See <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">one of the various printing hints</a></p>
  -			<p>Before you try any of the advanced printer daemons (for example CUPS) make sure your printer works by following <a href="../hints/downloads/files/pfs.txt">the Printing From Scratch hint</a>. For most people, this hint is all that is required to setup basic printing. </p>
  +			<p>Before you try any of the advanced printer daemons (for example CUPS) make sure your printer works by following <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">the Printing From Scratch hint</a>. For most people, this hint is all that is required to setup basic printing. </p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="konsole-ps1">How do I set PS1 in Konsole?</dt>
   		<dd>
  
  
  
  1.56      +1 -1      www/faq/index.html
  
  Index: index.html
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/faq/index.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.55
  retrieving revision 1.56
  diff -u -r1.55 -r1.56
  --- index.html	12 Sep 2003 15:32:40 -0000	1.55
  +++ index.html	15 Sep 2003 07:09:43 -0000	1.56
  @@ -119,7 +119,7 @@
   		<dd>
   			<p>If you've read <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/cvs/preface/prerequisites.html">the prerequisites</a> and <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/cvs/preface/whoread.html">the preface</a> you know that the target audience of LFS are intermediate and advanced Linux users. Anybody who has a couple of months experience with Linux and especially the console should be able to successfully assemble his LFS system. </p>
   			<p>While LFS seems like a good guide for newbies to Linux, the reality is actually quite different. Experience with the support channels shows that LFS is hard to grasp and a frustrating experience for newbies because they lack understanding of the basic concepts.</p>
  -			<p>Practically, this means that newbies should get some experience before starting with LFS. The <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/cvs/preface/prerequisites.html">prerequisites page</a> lists the minimal required Linux knowledge, but please also read the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/prereading.txt">"Essential pre-reading for life with LFS"</a> hint.</p>
  +			<p>Practically, this means that newbies should get some experience before starting with LFS. The <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/cvs/preface/prerequisites.html">prerequisites page</a> lists the minimal required Linux knowledge, but please also read the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">"Essential pre-reading for life with LFS"</a> hint.</p>
   			<p>These documents and this FAQ are your basic Linux survival guide. You'll have a great time with LFS if you've read them, and may have some difficulty with LFS and the community, but most likely yourself, if you haven't read them.</p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="getting-help">Where is the best place to get help?</dt>
  
  
  
  1.40      +10 -10    www/hints/adoptahint.html
  
  Index: adoptahint.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/hints/adoptahint.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.39
  retrieving revision 1.40
  diff -u -r1.39 -r1.40
  --- adoptahint.html	12 Sep 2003 15:32:40 -0000	1.39
  +++ adoptahint.html	15 Sep 2003 07:09:44 -0000	1.40
  @@ -46,16 +46,16 @@
   <h3>Adopters wanted</h3>
   	<p>These hints are explicitly marked as <em>orphaned</em>. This means that whomever is willing to do the job may take over the hint. The original author will still be credited, of course.</p>
   		<ul>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/bootcd.txt">bootcd.txt</a> - could probably be merged with boot-cd_easy?</li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/devfs.txt">devfs.txt</a> and <a href="downloads/files/devfsd.txt">devfsd.txt</a> - should be merged into one hint</li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/bsd-init.txt">bsd-init.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/xmail.txt">xmail.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/installwatch.txt">installwatch.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/sendmail.txt">sendmail.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/lowspace.txt">lowspace.txt</a> and <a href="downloads/files/stripped-down.txt">stripped-down.txt</a> - should be merged into one hint</li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/security.txt">security.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/optimization.txt">optimization.txt</a></li>
  -			<li><a href="downloads/files/man.txt">man.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">bootcd.txt</a> - could probably be merged with boot-cd_easy?</li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">devfs.txt</a> and <a href="downloads/files/>devfsd.txt</a> - should be merged into one hint</li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">bsd-init.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">xmail.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">installwatch.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">sendmail.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">lowspace.txt</a> and <a href="downloads/files/>stripped-down.txt</a> - should be merged into one hint</li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">security.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">optimization.txt</a></li>
  +			<li><a href="downloads/files/">man.txt</a></li>
   		</ul>
   
   <h3>Wish List</h3>
  
  
  
  1.17      +3 -3      www/lfs/faq.html
  
  Index: faq.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/lfs/faq.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.16
  retrieving revision 1.17
  diff -u -r1.16 -r1.17
  --- faq.html	12 Sep 2003 15:32:40 -0000	1.16
  +++ faq.html	15 Sep 2003 07:09:44 -0000	1.17
  @@ -126,7 +126,7 @@
   	<dt id="add-grub">Why not use GRUB instead of LILO?</dt>
   		<dd>
   			<p>GRUB will very likely replace LILO in the book when the GRUB maintainers make a release they call stable. If you'd like to see that happen, you could bug the GRUB maintainers, since current releases seem perfectly stable.</p>
  -			<p>If your current setup uses GRUB or you'd like to use it anyway, you should have no trouble following the GRUB documentation and the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/grub-howto.txt">LFS "GRUB-Howto" Hint</a>.  If you do this, you can omit bin86, since it is only  used by LILO.</p>
  +			<p>If your current setup uses GRUB or you'd like to use it anyway, you should have no trouble following the GRUB documentation and the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">LFS "GRUB-Howto" Hint</a>.  If you do this, you can omit bin86, since it is only  used by LILO.</p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="why-not-new-lilo">Why not upgrade LILO to the latest version?</dt>
   		<dd>
  @@ -158,7 +158,7 @@
   			<p>Here are a few of the options:</p>
   			<ul>
   				<li>No package management is really necessary. Unless it is desirable to monitor package file placement minutely, any package large enough to warrent removal for disk space reasons can be installed in /opt as detailed by the FHS (perhaps in /opt/foo-x.x with a link from /opt/foo), and new releases can usually be installed over the old, although major upgrades and libraries are generally best done by rebuilding the system from the bottom up.</li>
  -				<li>RPM, the Redhat Package Manager, is used by a number of distributions. It is available from <a href="http://www.rpm.org/">http://www.rpm.org/</a>, and there is an <a href="../hints/downloads/files/rpm.txt">RPM Hint</a> to help with installation.</li>
  +				<li>RPM, the Redhat Package Manager, is used by a number of distributions. It is available from <a href="http://www.rpm.org/">http://www.rpm.org/</a>, and there is an <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">RPM Hint</a> to help with installation.</li>
   				<li>There is an RPM based LFS at <a href="http://www.puxedo.org/lvr/">http://www.puxedo.org/lvr/</a></li>
   				<li>There are several implementations of symlink style package management:
   				<ul>
  @@ -242,7 +242,7 @@
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="cross-compile">How do I cross compile LFS?</dt>
   		<dd>
  -			<p>It's often useful to compile LFS for one machine on another machine. Say using that fast 1Ghz Athlon to build an install for an old 486. While this is technically not cross compiling, binaries compiled for the Athlon cannot be run on the 486 because binaries compiled for the newer processor use features the older processor doesn't have. To make the newer system compile for the older, follow the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/crosscompiling-x86.txt">cross-compiling hint</a>.</p>
  +			<p>It's often useful to compile LFS for one machine on another machine. Say using that fast 1Ghz Athlon to build an install for an old 486. While this is technically not cross compiling, binaries compiled for the Athlon cannot be run on the 486 because binaries compiled for the newer processor use features the older processor doesn't have. To make the newer system compile for the older, follow the <a href="../hints/downloads/files/">cross-compiling hint</a>.</p>
   		</dd>
   	<dt id="dos-text">What's a DOS format text file?</dt>
   		<dd>
  
  
  



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