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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 05-18-2002, 02:16 PM   #1
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no more posts ???


I wonder if there are still people that are using LFS ?

cause I have seen no post lately. maybe there are no people, or they are so good that manage to setup the whole system with complete hardare suport so well that they need no help..
 
Old 05-18-2002, 02:34 PM   #2
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subscribe to the lfs mailinglists or use the newsserver. The LFS forum here at linuxquestions.org is not the main LFS gathering place. It's an extra medium where you can get help, but the main work is done on our mailinglists. At last guess there are about ten thousand LFS users, so there are some people who use it

Just to get an idea of mailinglist traffic: anywhere between 100 and 150 messages a day on all the lists combined (the LFS SMTP server is sending out 70K emails a day, over 100K two days ago). For more stats to get an idea on LFS usage see http://stats.linuxfromscratch.org and http://linuxfromscratch.org/cgi-bin/lfscounter.cgi
 
Old 05-20-2002, 01:22 AM   #3
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yes we use it everyday
 
Old 05-21-2002, 02:14 PM   #4
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i had mine going, reconfigurations and time have kept me from starting another one that i been wanting to do, but hopefully soon i'll get mine rolling again.
 
Old 05-21-2002, 03:10 PM   #5
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only moderatos and maintenance people r using LFS...

from what I can still see...








 
Old 05-23-2002, 01:10 AM   #6
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I'm not moderator & maintenance, but I use LFS for fun
Now I'm trying automate lfs but ftp for libxml very slow and always disconnected (d/l half way).
 
Old 05-23-2002, 02:54 AM   #7
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i'm just a regular user and i prefer LFS over anything else. in fact, i wouldn't even want to use anything but LFS on my own desktop system
 
Old 05-26-2002, 10:15 AM   #8
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Wow, you guys are a bunch of hard as*es. I have problems just trying to configure an already built distro, I couldn't even imagine building my own.
 
Old 05-26-2002, 10:57 AM   #9
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it's really not that hard and u learn a lot from it
 
Old 05-26-2002, 12:34 PM   #10
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My mistake must be that I started my lfs setup during my MSc exams, and I only spend 3 hour each night without even a network connection available to check for and threads...

So i might think that I am gonna start it again the next week when my exams are over...

I believe that from the moment that I will manage to have a compete LFS setup ready with all the programs that I wanna use then I would be more easy to reinstall it....

The first time hurts . .a lot !!!!


 
Old 05-26-2002, 01:33 PM   #11
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actually, the LFS book is the easy part imo
after that ur on ur own (allthough there are great hints available and the Beyond Linux From Scratch also has some good stuff in it allthough it's nowhere near complete)

but if u read everything in the book and stick to what the book says it should be pretty straightforward
 
Old 05-28-2002, 04:08 AM   #12
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Straightforward like "to change directories type 'cd' and then the directory" or straightforward like "change directories..."

This is/was a way Oversimplified example, but you catch my drift.
 
Old 05-28-2002, 05:51 AM   #13
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Originally posted by MasterC
Straightforward like "to change directories type 'cd' and then the directory" or straightforward like "change directories..."
straightforward as in stick with the commands of the book (copy/paste them if u like) and make sure u read everything and u probably won't have any problems and u'll get there pretty easily
 
Old 06-01-2002, 09:46 AM   #14
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Tomorrow I begin my LFS project. Do I just go to the ftp and download the lfs and blfs files, unzip em, and go?
 
Old 06-01-2002, 10:09 AM   #15
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Tomorrow I begin my LFS project. Do I just go to the ftp and download the lfs and blfs files, unzip em, and go?
uhm.. u just start by reading the book and it will tell u what to do
 
  


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