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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 04-23-2005, 02:47 AM   #1
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BLFS - NewBie


hi all,

i am building LFS now, but am curius to know what is BLFS and what do we do in BLFS?..i would be happy if someone could help me undesrtand what BLFS is....i did go thru the website but it didnt make me clear......

thanks in advance,

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C.C.Chakkaradeep
 
Old 04-23-2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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it's just extending on the LFS system, adding things like desktop environments/window managers ( as well as X), utilities, etc...
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:41 AM   #3
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Hi J,

thanks a lot.......so thats BLFS,building desktops and other stuffs.......hmm.........coming back to LFS,am using LFS for building my own distro.....i want to know abt Package Management and where can i find a intro for this and how to choose package managers..........am really confused on this becoz am a newbie to this package managers......

thanks in advance......

with regards,
C.C.Chakkaradeep
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:16 AM   #4
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on LFS, it's whatever you implement in. some people use a homemade solution, other use existing package managers like debians, slackwares, or rpm's. a good place to start is on the hints section at a LFS mirror ( look at the top of the page, there will be a link for hints).
 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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IMHO, a base LFS install isn't very useful. LFS simply gets the system "up and running" (which is what it is intended to do). For me it was very educational, but the end product is not very useful for any type of environment. In order to get a really useful linux system, you need to complete *atleast* chapter 3 of BLFS and pieces of chapters 4, 5, 6 and 8. In my experience the entire (B)LFS process isn't difficult, so much as it is time consuming.

And if you want to know what BLFS is all about, read chapter 1 of BLFS.
 
  


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