Originally posted by CragStar
Is it 'safe' to follow the 3.2 book but use the packages from 3.0 pre 3.
Just curious as I don't really want to download the new packages (if they have been updated) due to a limited bandwidth. Okay i'm a dial-up user happy now!
3.0-pre3 is very old, it dates back to June 22nd, 2001. Almost every package has been updated since that day, save a few GNU ones.
You really don't want to build a system with those old packages. But of course it's up to you, be prepared that some package installation instructions in the current 3.2 book may not work with the old versions you are going to use.
If downloading is really a big issue, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and perhaps we can work out me sending you a cdrom with all the lastest source code on it.