I've been thinking, a dangerous thing on a tuesday I know, but still, i've been thinking.
One of my thoughts was that LFS is great becuase you can install from scratch only the software that you want to install, nothing new there, but one thing that is quite difficult is remembering what you have actually installed after the base system. I mean, I have been trying to get galeon to compile, and I must have installed at least 20 new librarys, programs, to get through the configure phase of galeon. Not that I mind, its just that I can't remember half the things I have installed, and if I was to install more software I know my memory would just collapse!
Is there a way of simplifying this process? What I don't like is the rpm system, because it has caused so much trouble for myself. So my LFS comp is going to be rpm free! But if there was a way to re-call everything installed, that would be great.
Another thing that I thought about was that all I did during the installation was to copy and paste the commands from the book. This lead me to think that maybe it would be possible to automate the installation process. I realise that most ppl who use LFS are going to be mostly wanting to configure individual packages for their machines, but there may be some who just want a from scratch machine, and an automatic installation would be the way for them.
It is just a thought, but maybe something for the far distant future.