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Posted 10-13-2010 at 01:31 PM by55020 Updated 10-13-2010 at 04:43 PM by55020(Doh! Right at the end, should be 'find $LFS...')
This is a brief set of notes on bootstrapping a self-hosting Slackware toolchain, using the process described in Chapter 5 of the LFS Book. Future notes will cover LFS Chapter 6, and then the rest of Slackware (or some of it, anyway).
The motivation for doing this arises out of a number of recent threads on the LQ Forum, but it's also just a generally cool thing to do.
Note that my host system is Slackware64-current. The target system is Slackware64-13.1. I also...
Posted 10-12-2010 at 07:45 PM byKenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-14-2010 at 11:36 AM byKenny_Strawn
Many of you are already aware of the roadblock with Ubuntu upgrades: if you skip a release, Update Manager doesn't permit you to upgrade without upgrading to the skipped release first. Here is a tutorial to work around that.
Please note: These commands are meant to be typed in a terminal!
All upgrades are in Linux is this: Essentially, they're additions of software repositories and installations of updates of your software from those new repositories. The difference...
Posted 10-12-2010 at 09:29 AM byLufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Once again I'm writing about another "distribution" purely from a Slackware user's perspective. But this is a little different. I put distribution in quotes because Linux from Scratch (LFS) is a distribution in the same way that corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and an egg is corn bread -- you have to make it yourself following a recipe. Everything is built from source.
Recently I've been using openbox but it has been driving me crazy! Mainly because when you hold down a key it does not repeat like it does on all other WMs and OSs. After googling around forever I found I can enable my auto repeating keys in ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh with the following code.