Top things to see in first ALFS

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Tue Feb 1 20:15:06 PST 2005

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> The only thing I would take issue with here is "source files are kept 
> there". In reality, the profile will specify where the source files will 
> come from, and it could likely be any number of places; I had proposed 
> even adding URIs so that the server end could request the file from the 
> client end over the already-open connection (this would be the ideal 
> scenario for a package upgrade to a dozen machines... just connect to 
> them and tell them to do it, they get the instructions and the tarball 
> from your machine).

Nice to know we're thinking alike here. ;) I had something similar in 
mind and I don't recall reading your suggestion for this before. 
Something similar could be done if we want to tell the server to first 
parse a LFS book to retrieve the commands.  URI's would be helpful in a 
scenario like Gerard brought up, where you're instructing several 
machines to build the same thing.

Jeremy H.

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