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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 02-13-2003, 07:12 PM   #16
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Core may be OK, but I tend to like building it bit by bit, testing
checking and logging...
Generally stay as close to the bleeding edge as possible, and tailor the entire build and toolchain to suit my needs...
All skills learnt from much doing it from scratch :-)
i noticed in the gentoo install that i could edit my make.conf for my cpu. can i do this with lfs? i tried to install it three times and i kept getting "can't find/read c compilers" so i went with core. core doesn't have a make.conf. i'm thinking about writing one for it, based off of gentoo's. i use mdk now and it doesn't have on either. is the best place to learn how to write one man make or would you have another suggestion.

thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:40 PM   #17
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i noticed in the gentoo install that i could edit my make.conf for my cpu. can i do this with lfs?
You can manually set the environment variables that tell your compiler what optomization level to use.

http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hi...timization.txt

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i tried to install it three times and i kept getting "can't find/read c compilers"
Did it give you this on the first package? What base distro are you using? Start another thread and there'll be plenty of help if you want to try again.

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core doesn't have a make.conf. i'm thinking about writing one for it, based off of gentoo's. i use mdk now and it doesn't have on either. is the best place to learn how to write one man make or would you have another suggestion.
All of the mentioned distro's are set up differently (odviously Just because gentoo has a make.conf file, doesn't mean that the other ones should. Make is basically a utility to assist in compiling large programs. Gentoo must apply this to the entire system, but that is by no means necessary (I'm guessing they just use that file to configure the installation anywase). Core has their own way of configuring the system, and LFS has another.... do it by hand

If you're really interested in writing your own system config stuff, you should definitly give LFS another try.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:57 PM   #18
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thanks for the reply. i've had to do alot of cheating with core already, just so that i would see some of my hardware.

i'm looking at giving gentoo another go over the weekend so i might try the install from there this time. mandrake has been used before. for the error, it's on the second stage of the install, after you install all of the base stuff and are moving on to the next section.

so when the time comes i'll start another thread.

thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 04:42 PM   #19
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OOf, I knew with this kind of stuff, ( linux) And that sounds like a trip already lol. If i were a newbie at this would i actually want to delve into it? or hold my ground with rh8 and slack and eventually build on to learning more to go to LFS?
 
Old 03-11-2003, 11:02 PM   #20
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I would definitely start with the basics and test the waters, so to speak, especially if you are a Windows user.

I spent about a month with Red Hat, then moved on to Slackware. After about three months with Slack, i've just started "Linux From Scratch"
 
Old 03-12-2003, 12:54 AM   #21
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If you are going to try LFS, you may want to check out

a) the CVS version

or the newer dev build

b) http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~greg/pure-lfs.txt
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~greg/scripts/pure-lfs/

Gives a very nice explanation of the toolchain, and a clean build regardless of your original host system glibc or c-compiler...
 
  


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