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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 11-05-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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LFS based distro


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!
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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I like the idea and want to help out in any way I can.
Unfortunately you seem to be lacking a forum/mailinglist/irc channel or any other means of communication.

And the sticky at the top of this board titled "Important Information when posting in the LFS Forum." specifically says not to discuss creating your own distro whether LFS based or not.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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I don't know of any. Can you get a sourceforge or sunsite.dk account? And I'm still interested and want to help.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:37 PM   #5
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I hadn't thought of Sourceforge. I'll try it.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 05:36 AM   #6
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k cool And I'll download and install it today.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:08 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 05:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
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...I might just experiment with violating my ISPs contract and running a web server to give Snootix a homepage.
hmm. I'm pretty sure that most ISPs check for that.

edit: Just thought of something. Does snootix have a specific goal? Like some distros are designed to be easy to use, secure, etc.

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Old 11-06-2003, 09:24 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 05:46 AM   #10
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Well have you applied for hosting at sunsite.dk or berlios? When applying try point out features that make snootix unique from any other distribution,
 
Old 11-07-2003, 06:17 AM   #11
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I have an account on ibiblio.org.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:58 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 11-18-2003, 09:31 PM   #13
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To put your mind at ease...

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

Cool
 
Old 11-19-2003, 03:48 PM   #14
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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.
 
  


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