Your CVS is outdated. The new lfs-packages file is called lfs-packages-cvs-20020126-1836.tar
At this point don't use the online CVS version, we (me and two others) made a boatload of fixes to the book.They are in CVS but not online (the online CVS is just a nightly snapshot and is oudated until tomorrow when it's re-generated). yet another lfs-packages file is probably going to be uploaded later today.
I suggest download the book out of CVS and then render it to HTML using the instructions provided (see the README and INSTALL files)
For CVS, do not use lfs-commands files. The instructions therein are outdated for a bunch of packages. See the Changelog to find out exactly which packages have changed since the 3.1 release.
And no, we don't ever create lfs-commands files for CVS versions of the book. At the moment the lfs-commands have to be manually created which is a pain to do for every time we make a change to CVS. One of the outstanding bugs is to automate lfs-commands generation but it will be a while before we can get to it.