[OT] Where do the distros find their howtos???

Jon Eisenstein jeisen at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 29 16:00:38 PST 2001


> On the weekend I was looking at some of the stuff on a Mandrake 7.2
> installation.  When I got to the howtos, I was pleased to find that it
> included Linux From Scratch.  But that soon changed when I saw that they
> included version 1.3!  I would have thought that they would have at least
> had LFS 2.2 or perhaps 2.4.  I guess that explains why there's a lot of new
> LFSers are using obsolete versions of the book.
> 

>From what I've gathered, distributions get the text from the Linux
Documentation Project. The LFS Howto there is old because that was the
last one released in HOWTO form. Distros aren't in the habit nowadays of
packaging web sites. :)

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