BLFS profile status

Joachim Beckers jbeckers at
Fri May 21 14:30:31 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Thomas Pegg wrote:
>> Yep, your right, although I was thinking of a new file called
>> config.ent, since configuration is a big part of BLFS, if all it was put
>> general.ent it would become fairly cluttered, plus I always think of
>> general.ent as a location to put common entities.
> That is a good idea, and I've been thinking about doing that for LFS as 
> well. I don't really like having users make changes in the file that 
> also contains things they shouldn't be touching (like version numbers 
> and related stuff).

>>> 6) The "" script is not functional, as it uses old-style 
>>> xmllint arguments (and not the right ones anyway as best I can tell). 
>>> Are you guys using that? If not, I can update it to do the right 
>>> thing and it will then be useful for maintenance of the profile.
>> I've been using it quite often, the results seem fine, but if you think
>> it's need updated by all means do so.
> OK, when I tried it didn't seem to do the right thing, but I'll look at 
> it again.
You probably don't have a files.ent file in ALFS/profiles/BLFS/ and complains about that. If so, run to fix the problem.

>> I just looked at that I see what you mean it replaces all & with &,
>> could easily just sed it back out to normal maybe.
> Maybe... but if there are actual & anywhere in the profile then they 
> would get replaced too. Anyone interested in sending a note to the tidy 
> mailing list to see if they can suggest an alternative?
Why don't we just use & ?
This won't change anything, unless of course if it's used in arguments 
like "Unpacking a package" and so.

Joachim Beckers
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