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    SubjectRe: man-pages-2.59 and man-pages-2.60 are released
    Michael Kerrisk wrote:
    > How about a link in /pub/linux/docs/manpages/ of the form
    > "LATEST-IS-m.xy"? Rob Landley was wanting something like this,
    > and I guess it would be easy for LFS to build a simple
    > script that looks for that link and deduces "man-pages-m.xy"
    > from it. (I've just now created such a link in the directory,
    > as an example.)

    We don't care about the latest version, so the link neither helps nor hurts
    us. What's needed is that the URL and the MD5 sum for a version in the book
    don't change, and that LFS developers have a reasonable time (say, two
    weeks) to react to version updates. We don't want every other SVN commit to
    the book source to be a version update of man-pages :)

    E.g., currently, the book at
    http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/chapter03/packages.html
    says:

    Man-pages (2.56) - 1,764 KB:
    Download:
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/manpages/man-pages-2.56.tar.bz2
    MD5 sum: 4144874a924b0a8d1f67e19f70d13f08

    The script parses this information out of the XML source of the book,
    downloads the package and installs it according to the instructions found
    elsewhere in the book.

    The script (jhalfs) and the book can be downloaded from svn:

    svn co svn://svn.linuxfromscratch.org/ALFS/jhalfs/trunk jhalfs
    svn co svn://svn.linuxfromscratch.org/LFS/trunk/BOOK lfs

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    Alexander E. Patrakov
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