Changeset 613be50


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Timestamp:
10/05/2022 07:24:31 PM (8 weeks ago)
Author:
David Bryant <davidbryant@…>
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plabs/python-mods, trunk
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Polished the prose; eliminated pleonastic verbiage. Eschew the adverb!
Did what I could to make this chapter more interesting. We have a tendency
to use the same word ("part") over and over again. Variety is better.

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    1616
    1717  <para>Unlike the Linux From Scratch book, BLFS isn't designed to be
    18   followed in a linear manner. This is because LFS provides instructions
    19   on how to create a base system which is capable of turning into anything
     18  followed in a linear manner. LFS provides instructions
     19  on how to create a base system which can become anything
    2020  from a web server to a multimedia desktop system. BLFS attempts
    2121  to guide you in the process of going from the base system to your intended
    2222  destination. Choice is very much involved.</para>
    2323
    24   <para>Everyone who reads the book will want to read certain sections.  The
    25   <xref linkend="introduction"/> part, which you are currently reading,
    26   contains generic information.  Especially take note of the information in
     24  <para>Everyone who reads this book will want to read certain sections.  The
     25  <xref linkend="introduction"/>, which you are currently reading,
     26  contains generic information.  Take special note of the information in
    2727  <xref linkend="important"/>, as this contains comments about how to
    28   unpack software, issues related to using different locales and various other
    29   aspects which apply throughout the book.</para>
     28  unpack software, issues related to the use of different locales, and various other
     29  considerations which apply throughout the book.</para>
    3030
    3131  <para>The part on <xref linkend="postlfs"/> is where most people will want
    32   to turn next.  This deals with not just configuration but also Security
     32  to turn next.  This deals not only with configuration, but also with Security
    3333  (<xref linkend="postlfs-security"/>), File Systems (<xref
    34   linkend="postlfs-filesystems"/>), Editors (<xref
    35   linkend="postlfs-editors"/>) and Shells (<xref linkend="postlfs-shells"/>).
    36   Indeed, you may wish to reference certain parts of this chapter (especially
     34  linkend="postlfs-filesystems"/> -- including GRUB for UEFI), Editors (<xref
     35  linkend="postlfs-editors"/>), and Shells (<xref linkend="postlfs-shells"/>).
     36  Indeed, you may wish to reference some parts of this chapter (especially
    3737  the sections on Editors and File Systems) while building your LFS
    3838  system.</para>
    3939
    4040  <para>Following these basic items, most people will want to at least browse
    41   through the <xref linkend="general"/> part of the book.  This part contains
     41  through the <xref linkend="general"/> part of the book.  This contains
    4242  information on many items which are prerequisites for other sections of the
    43   book as well as some items (such as <xref linkend="general-prog"/>)
    44   which are useful in their own right.  Note that you don't have to install all
    45   of these libraries and packages found in this part to start with as each
    46   BLFS installation procedure tells you which packages
    47   it depends upon so you can choose the program you want to install and see
    48   what it needs.</para>
     43  book, as well as some items (such as <xref linkend="general-prog"/>)
     44  which are useful in their own right.  You don't have to install all
     45  of the libraries and packages found in this part; each
     46  BLFS installation procedure tells you which other packages this one
     47  depends upon. You can choose the program you want to install, and see
     48  what it needs. (Don't forget to check for nested dependencies!)</para>
    4949
    5050  <para>Likewise, most people will probably want to look at the
    51   <xref linkend="basicnet"/> part.  It deals with connecting to the Internet
     51  <xref linkend="basicnet"/> section.  It deals with connecting to the Internet
    5252  or your LAN (<xref linkend="basicnet-connect"/>)
    5353  using a variety of methods such as DHCP and PPP, and with items
    54   such as Networking Libraries (<xref linkend="basicnet-netlibs"/>) and various
     54  such as Networking Libraries (<xref linkend="basicnet-netlibs"/>), plus various
    5555  basic networking programs and utilities.</para>
    5656
     
    5959  linkend="server"/> part of the book.  Those wanting to build servers
    6060  should find a good starting point there.  Note that this section
    61   also contains information on various database packages.</para>
     61  also contains information on several database packages.</para>
    6262
    63   <para>The next parts of the book principally deal with desktop systems.  This
     63  <para>The next twelve chapters deal with desktop systems.  This
    6464  portion of the book starts with a part talking about <xref linkend="x"/>. This
    6565  part also deals with some generic X-based libraries (<xref linkend="x-lib"/>).
    66   After this, <xref linkend="kde"/> and <xref linkend="gnome"/> are given their
    67   own parts which are followed by one on <xref linkend="xsoft"/>.</para>
     66  After that, <xref linkend="kde"/>, <xref linkend="gnome"/>,
     67  <xref linkend="xfce"/>, and <xref linkend="lxde"/> are given their
     68  own parts, followed by one on <xref linkend="xsoft"/>.</para>
    6869
    6970  <para>The book then moves on to deal with <xref linkend="multimedia"/>
    7071  packages. Note that many people may want to use the <xref linkend="alsa"/>
    71   instructions from this chapter quite near the start of their BLFS
    72   journey; they are placed here simply because it is the most logical
     72  instructions from this chapter when first starting their BLFS
     73  journey; the instructions are placed here because it is the most logical
    7374  place for them.</para>
    7475
    7576  <para>The final part of the main BLFS book deals with <xref
    76   linkend="pst"/>.  This is useful for most people with desktop systems and
    77   even those who are creating mainly server systems will find it useful.</para>
     77  linkend="pst"/>.  This is useful for most people with desktop systems, but
     78  even those who are creating dedicated server systems may find it useful.</para>
    7879
    79   <para>We hope you enjoy using BLFS and find it useful.</para>
     80  <para>We hope you enjoy using BLFS. May you realize your dream of building
     81  the perfectly personalized Linux system!</para>
    8082
    8183</sect1>
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