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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 05-27-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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How many time before a new LFS book version?


Hi,

I had just downloaded the LFS 5.0 packages and had a small problem and now there's a new LFS bok(5.1). Is it worth to download all the packages again or should i just try the 5.0?

How long will it take for a new version to appear?
And how about the BLFS book? Is there a specific version of this book that follows one LFS book version?

Thanks.

 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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in order to get BLFS up and going first do LFS..........
just stick with 5.0 for now.........no since in d/l all those pkgs again....
there is also a BELFS...........bleeding edge LFS
if you want an LFS with all the latest packages and kernel......IE--2.6x
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:31 AM   #3
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in order to get BLFS up and going first do LFS..........
just stick with 5.0 for now.........no since in d/l all those pkgs again....
there is also a BELFS...........bleeding edge LFS
if you want an LFS with all the latest packages and kernel......IE--2.6x
That's ok, but i my question was more like this:imagine you just finished you LFS 5.0 book. Can you trust that everything in BLFS will work with your not-so-up-to-date system, or is there always a correspondent BLFS to each LFS version?
My idea is that both books are independent and are developed in different time rates. Am i wrong?

Anyway i am going to continue to build the LFS 5.0 system. Wish me luck!

 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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I think the only real danger is the slight (hope so~) possibility that a package you want to compile and install has a required package whose version number is higher than what is offered in LFS 5.0. That is, you may have to occationally get a newer version of a required package for the package that you actually want to install. For instance, I think I had to upgrade a few installed programs in order to switch to a 2.6 kernel. I dont recall the details. My bad! (Lunch time hacky sack)

I am using 5.0 and have no problems. Good luck!
 
  


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