Originally Posted by McZ
Now that is very few commands compared to manually build the LFS...
Please don't misunderstand this. I'm not arguing. We're just talking here. Right? If not, if you're angry, then I apologize for interfering and won't return here after this. At least I legitimately bumped your thread. Maybe somebody with the rolling release idea will see its activity and come here.
You're completely entitled to do what you want. I just think you missed my point about time and effort. I've done the scripts, too. So I am well aware of the difference. But when you compared running your script to rebuilding the whole system, you didn't include the development time for the script. That
is what I meant by a script not saving time or effort. It didn't for me anyway.
And regarding updates, it is often the case that more than package version numbers is involved. Often the dependency requirements change too. Often that leads to new seds in the commands to fix things. The order of packages changes sometimes. And so on. What I mean is that maintaining a script over time may not be so easy to do. If it were, I think everybody here would be building with scripts. But it doesn't appear to be the case by my observation of the topics. Not only that, and I may by wrong about this, but the ALFS projects seem to be long dormant when I look at them. The current and development versions of nALFS have dates no later than 2006. And for jhalfs, the current version is 2009 and there is no development version. But maybe that is normal and people are still using those. That I don't know.
Anyway, good luck with your project ideas and happy scripting. I, for one, will be interested to find out how it turns out. So long.