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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 02-19-2002, 11:43 AM   #1
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is LFS harder than Gentoo?


I tried Gentoo and had little sucess and im wondering if LFS is easier, harder or the same in terms of installing the thing.

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Old 02-19-2002, 11:51 AM   #2
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Erm, it's quite different. For starters, you need to have a running Linux system in order to implement an LFS system.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 11:53 AM   #3
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hehe, you've not got a chance with LFS. the book is good enough for people who have a clue how to do stuff, but for someone how can't sort out a simple gtk-devel package or something... i don't think it's worth bothering with quite yet... when you're a bit older....

it'll take you a few weeks before you get something useful anyway, you don't seem to have the patience for that by any means.

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Old 02-19-2002, 11:54 AM   #4
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mm yeah ok...i'll take your word for it (<grin>yeah right<grin>)
 
Old 02-19-2002, 11:56 AM   #5
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Well, I haven't personally tried gentoo yet, not sure if i ever planned that since i stick to just one that works for me.. ( Slackware ) but by looking at how to install gentoo and comparing it to LFS, they are quite different.
Neither is really for newbies but both can be accomplished by following the instructions.
With LFS, if you follow the book closely, you shouldn't have any problems installing and getting it to work properly. I can't speak for Gentoo, but it looked like very well written instructions and would be a quicker and easier task than LFS.

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Old 02-19-2002, 12:01 PM   #6
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No, seriously. LFS is not like any other distros you have tried. You need to have a working Linux distro installed in order to get it running. You need to compile everything from source, including stuff like bash. It may sound like it's easy, but just read through the book first. It won't be.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:01 PM   #7
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Re: is LFS harder than Gentoo?

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Originally posted by therion12
I tried Gentoo and had little sucess and im wondering if LFS is easier, harder or the same in terms of installing the thing.

Click here to see my problem if you want otherwise close this thread
You can't compare Gentoo with LFS. Actually you can't company any distribution with LFS, since it's like comparing apples to pears. LFS isn't a distribution. LFS is a book, a teaching aid that might teach you more about how Linux works, what makes Linux work, how it works behind the scenes, etc. True, most people who use LFS get a working system out of it and they are very happy with it, but it still isn't a distribution as most think of it.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:17 PM   #8
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ok, i gotcha. I need help getting Gentoo to work. I too like to stick with a distro that works for me but no distro worked for me yet and i tried alot of them. Gentoo looks promising
 
Old 02-20-2002, 03:40 AM   #9
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Technically you can compare Gentoo to LFS. Gentoo started life as a LFS system and over time was added to. Gentoo is quite a lot easier to install than LFS especially when you get the ports installer working. From then on its a breeze but for the sheer satisfaction you get from working on a problem for a week or so and finally getting it fixed, LFS is the way to go
 
Old 02-20-2002, 12:12 PM   #10
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OK cool thanks for your suggestions, I'll stick with Gentoo linux, since i dont feel like figuring stuff out. So far Gentoo is working fine except for my mouse problem. You can see at my other post (the one i posted earlier in this thread.)
 
Old 02-20-2002, 12:54 PM   #11
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about your mouse problem. I have the same mouse and use /dev/psaux with the ImPS/2 protocol. But this didnt work until i uninstalled gpm. gpm is a program that allows you to use your mouse inside the console - it was fighting X (which im assuming is where you are having probs) for control of the mouse. Try uninstalling gpm and see if your problems go away. Here is a snippit of my XF84Conifg-4

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 02-20-2002, 03:34 PM   #12
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So Acid's comment stays true...


I love his sense of humour...
 
Old 02-23-2002, 03:20 PM   #13
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Thanks, sorry i haven't checked back in the post in a while but everything is working perfect now except for some minor bugs.
 
  


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