Parsing the LFS book as a profile

Boris Buegling boris at
Fri Dec 3 04:13:09 PST 2004


On 03.12.2004, Daniel Baumann created this extraordinary piece of modern literature:
>parallelcompiling, crosscompiling, distributedcompiling...

Paralell-compiling is probably possible. Most of the time it's just 
adding -jN to make, isnt it?

Cross-compiling needs other instructions and will therefore not work 
with the book. You will have to create an external profile for that, but 
we've discussed having a override mechanism which would make it possible 
to alter parts of the book transparently (it's not a fully developed 
idea, yet, so don't ask specific questions :) ).

Distributed-compiling doesnt alter the instructions afaik, so it should 
be possible, I'd also like to see that.

The BookAsProfile is intended to be an additional syntax not a 
replacement for the current or other possible syntaxes (moongoo supports 
4 syntaxes ATM, one of them the old nALFS syntax).

Boris Buegling <boris at>

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