Probably been talked about before.

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Tue Sep 23 23:35:05 PDT 2003

Hi Paul Campbell. You said the following on 09/24/03 04:15:
> Are you/we missing something here?
> The LFS book, is in XML, the BLFS book is in XML...  they already describe in 
> more than enough detail how the packages are built.

The book is NOT in XML but in Docbook, which is SGML. But that doesn't 
mean what you suggest is therefore not possible...

> How much work would there be in modifying the book XML sources to be parsable 
> directly by a ALFS parser, or even transformed to ALFS syntax?
> I realise that the actual <configure> <make> stuff might be too far to go 
> within the book source but the command set could be extracted from a <code> 
> tag, or whatever is used there (sorry been away a while).  Download locations
> etc. can easily be lifted, and an estimated time to build calculated etc. etc.
> Anyone have any thoughts?

Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at
FAQ and Website Maintainer

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