Hi, I'm a linux newbie. I know most of the basic commands I guess, and I've read the LFS 6.0 book and even built it multiple times. ( YAY me ) Now after I have my brand spanking new LFS system running ( which I'm pretty proud of ), I start reading the BLFS book. To my surprise ( a rather bad one ), it is recommended that LFS be rebuilt if there is a minor upgrade to the toolchain package. I'm not too sure how fast these upgrades are released but I'm kind of zoned out hearing it.
So lets say now I start reading/learning/installing various package from BLFS, and 3-4 months down the line, I have it configured how I want, using it how I want and then a new upgrade for a package comes out. It is ( highly? ) recommended that I rebuild the LFS system. Which probably means all the other things I installed, I need to reinstall too. I'm kind of tired of reinstalling stuff over and over ( did it when I was crazier but kind of settled down
). I've also read the package management system, but I figured if I had to rebuild LFS, the package management system would probably do me squat anyway.
So I guess my question would be, is there any way to just install on top of the existing packages? Sort of like how M$ just overwrites a new patch/version over the existing one. Or would that break the system? Any hints, suggestion, expierences?