ALFS shortcomings

Roger Merchberger zmerch-lfs at
Thu Sep 20 11:01:01 PDT 2007

Rumor has it that Jeremy Huntwork may have mentioned these words:
> wrote:
> > Thus, if making the progress bar optional, maybe the full make output 
> should
> > be optional (or redirected to a log file) to allow users to do a " cd
> > $JHALFSDIR && make &".
>Yes, that could work.

Having just gotten back into working with LFS on my new (refurb) dual-core 
Turion lappy, I thought I'd really like the progress bar, until it hit 
100%, wrapped around & started over. That's when I figured out (correct me 
if I'm wrong) that it doesn't show the status of the package being built, 
it's just a graphical second count-off timer... am I right?

That being the case, I like having the time roll to show how long it's been 
working on a particular package, but if the progress bar doesn't show the 
actual progress of the package, it's just fluff to me.

Just IMHO from the village idiot... ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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