ALFS Status: Past and future [was Re: new guy, newbie questions.]

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee highos at
Fri Jan 25 04:46:42 PST 2002


On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 06:56:14PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> The "educating the user" becomes "see it work, then look at the code".


> ALFS could theoretically be the most open and accessable system installer 
> there is.  No english description can replace compilable source code, and the 
> linux from scratch book is not quite the same as a working XML based 
> from-source package installer.
> If you're REALLY successful, source tarballs might start including ALFS XML 
> snippets to act as suggestions for other package management systems.

Yeah, yeah.. but that's all in the future, and anything could happen.
So let's just get to work then and make it happen ;)

> (What would be involved in automatically making an RPM .spec file from an 
> ALFS XML snippet?  Does one of them contain data another doesn't?)

It wouldn't be that huge of a talk.  An RPM .spec file is fairly
structured.  This is a clear example of where ALFS could shine.  And a
real example of where XML is usually used alot. (B2B, etc)

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee  ( highos at linuxfromscratch dot org )
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