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I have made a LFS based distro, Snootix. It's at 0.4.2, and a 0.5 release will be out by the end of the month. As of 0.5 building a slightly modified (lfs-utils-0.3 added) LFS-4.1 will be a stable feature. Then I'll create the config and install system for installing BLFS and Snootix specific packages. The entire thing is licensed under the GPL. As soon as kernel 2.6.0 is declared stable it will be used in Snootix. Link is here. Enjoy and flame me for adverting all you want!
I wish I had a forum. I can't run a server on my home machine, I only have "home" ISP service, and don't have a public IP address or domain. If you know where I could get some decent hosting for a homepage and forums (will have to be able to host downloads), please tell me.
Wait, I was thinking of something else. Sourceforge rejected Snootix. If you want to download Snootix you can do it with the link in my post. I might just experiment with violating my ISPs contract and running a web server to give Snootix a homepage.
Snootix is designed to be build-it-yourself. You get an LFS system, and then you can build on it by configuring an installer that will build and install BLFS and Snootix packages of your choosing with dependencies.
OK, in case you were wondering, and before this's locked, the link to Snootix's Freshmeat page, which has a tarball for download, is Snootix I'm testing the LFS install for the 0.5 release right now. Hopefully it'll be out soon. Also, tell me if you think I should switch Snootix to the 2.6 kernels even though they're not stable yet.
I speak for myself, however, I think what you have done is perfectly within the limits of posting in this forum. Yes, it's sorta on the gray line of the general distro forum and LFS, however, being based on LFS, and even terminologies pertaining to LFS, I'd say it's just fine right here. Other than that, you really aren't advertising, it's all GPL, and I can only assume you have good intentions with all of that behind your distro
So feel free to discuss your distro, however, if the discussion lies outside of LFS's "portion" of your distro, I ask that you post it in the general "Distributions" section of this site
OK. I still haven't been able the thing to compile past Vim. Also, if anyone has a PPC version of the bootcd, please feel free to say so. One thing it'll need other than LFS is a tarball of the precompiled chapter 5 packages. Snootix installs $LFS/static from this tarball because it's faster.