Originally posted by liljhand
i want to start making lfs with mandrake 10.1 as its host system. Is there anything i should watch out for? also when i am done making lfs, can i make my own cd with it . i mean like an install cd from which i can install it on my friends pc? Also i am gonna make it using mandrake. does this mean my lfs will be rpm based?
I will answer the last one first, no it will not be rpm based. In fact, It will not inherit anything from Mandrake ( no gui admin tools or anything like that, though it could probably be adapted to use that system but with alot of work). If this is your first LFS build and first time installing something like this from scratch, you are going to learn a few ( read: lot) of things about how dependencies work. My recommendation is to use this opportunity to it's fullest to learn how things depend on each other and how to find out both what makes a good development environment and how to resolve dependency issues without the aid of a package manager ( trust me, package managers that resolve dependencies for you are not as big of a deal if you know how to do things right, so do a little investigative research on why things are being done the way they are and how to do them).
As far as things to watch out for, with an rpm based distro as the host system make sure you have the complete development environment installed prior to starting LFS. Also, read the LFS hints before you start for things like package managers ( you'll want something at least to make upgrading/uninstalling software easy) and init scripts choices. There are alot of hints availible at the LFS site, I suggest you at least glance through them to get an idea of what you want.