Linux From Scratch and Beyond
Posted Jul 30, 2006 5:36 UTC (Sun) by nlucas
In reply to: Linux From Scratch and Beyond
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... it's worrying the number of little patches that the LFS instructions say need applying to the upstream source: why aren't they included upstream already?
Most probably are, but usually not on the same version (they are applied to a latter version which becomes stable after the book was "frozen"), and for every version change they would need to check if the rest of the system would work with that new version.
By providing patches they can maintain the same book version and use and test the new versions on the unstable version of the book.
I'm not particulary in favor of their aproach, but they probably know better...
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