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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 01-09-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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BLFS Book Outdated Needs Updating.


I just downloaded Mozilla 1.6 as recommended by the BLFS book and then went over to get the Enigmail dependency. This is available only for Mozilla 1.7 and upwards.

I use a dialup for downloads. In any case considering the instructions and everything the BLFS book if updated would greatly help users.

Vijay
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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http://linuxfromscratch.nixsystems.c...ontribute.html looks to me to be the link for you. Also, Mozilla is now up to 1.7.5, I would always get the most recent version of software - especially if I were doing this from scratch.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: BLFS Book Outdated Needs Updating.

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I just downloaded Mozilla 1.6 as recommended by the BLFS book and then went over to get the Enigmail dependency. This is available only for Mozilla 1.7 and upwards.

I use a dialup for downloads. In any case considering the instructions and everything the BLFS book if updated would greatly help users.

Vijay
The users who write and test LFS and BLFS as far as I've seen try to keep up to date as much as they can. But what you have to and should realize is that there are hundreds of packages used out there in LFS and BLFS, even a small team could stay busy with all the ongoing updates and new releases of software, as I'm sure most do this in their spare time, also having full time jobs.

If you feel that a book that so many put together to give away for free for you to follow should be updated more often, why don't you contribute your own time to help with the cause instead of making threads that come off as complaining cause you downloaded an older version of software that was recommended from this free book.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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Trickykid, glad to see you back here. Not sure if you recollect, but over a year ago when I was thinking about switching to Linux and joined/posted here, you were almost one of the first posters to encourage me to give Linux a shot. Now, I am glad I decided to try Linux.

Agreed that these books must be a community effort. If everyone gives feedbacks and shares correct info. with the Authors then this will be good for all concerned.

Yes, Linux is efforts are free/voluntary done by people in their spare time. So, in the future I need to be consider this also. Thank you for pointing this.

Vijay
 
Old 01-10-2005, 04:18 AM   #5
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Both LFS and BLFS *are* being updated continually.

On the BLFS page, click where it says 'Current development' under 'Download', or where it says 'Development' under 'Read'.

BTW enigmail isn't actually a dependency of Mozilla, it's an extension. So if you don't want to download the newer version, then 1.6 should compile just fine without enigmail.

Also, rather than downloading the newest tarball, you may be able to use CSV to upgrade the version you have. I say 'may' because I'm not sure if you can upgrade across major versions. Anyone here have specific knowledge of this?

Enjoy!
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:28 PM   #6
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whats so confusing about this is

Beyond Linux® From Scratch

Version svn-20041222

contains Mozilla-1.7.3

this post was made 01-09-2005 02:23 PM

so what you are essentially saying is you downloaded an old book that had old information in it
DUH

don't try this at home folks you might injure yourself
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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I was always told to use Stable versions as a newbie and hence went for the Stable version. Later I was adviced to use the developmental
version.

Also, I have decided to pause the LFS project for now as I am short of disk space on my PC, I tried to use another PC with Knoppix but this is short of RAM etc.,

Vijay
 
  


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