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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 09-07-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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QUERY: is LFS LFS?


Is this Linux From Scratch forum based on LFS methodology?

? http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ ?

If so then that's cool.

Think it's cool as LFS gives the user more insight and deeper knowledge of the unix/linux system.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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???? This is aforum, LFS is a Linux distro you build from scratch.


Apples ..... Oranges.......

I don;t understand your question.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Okay. LinuxFromScratch I've always known as a "kindof" linux distribution, but not really. It's just a manual. I saw this website called:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ and thought that is cool.

Just wondering whether this forum is affiliated with the above url.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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Any forum on LQ is only created if the distro agrees to support it - usually by having someone associated with said distro join LQ and help out in their forum.

LFS is a distro, and the LFS website is the official LFS website.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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Any forum on LQ is only created if the distro agrees to support it - usually by having someone associated with said distro join LQ and help out in their forum.
Does that mean I can expect similar support here as in the mailing lists? Personally I find forums easier to use, navigate and simpler that mailing lists.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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We can't guarantee that your question will be answered by a member of the distro's team. But, that said, we do have a large number of LFS users here who will be happy to help.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 07:33 PM   #7
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The stated purpose of Linux From Scratch is slightly different from that of "a distro." It is an important difference.

The first and foremost purpose of LFS is education. Each and every part of a complete, somewhat-minimal Linux installation is presented in source-code form and you use your existing Linux installation to "bootstrap" your way to a complete, stand-alone system. (Or, you can use the LiveCD as your host system, which is actually a rather cleaner way to go about it.)

LFS is not the easiest way to "get started with Linux." That is what a more-conventional "distro" is all about: to provide an essentially turn-key installation of a fairly-generic Linux kernel, and oodles of interesting "extras," that can be installed on almost-any computer with a very-good chance of success.

I strongly suggest that if you are new to Linux, you start with a different, separate machine from the one you now have (e.g. to run Windows with, or to run 'production' Linux with...), and get or download a commercial "distro," and start with that. This will plunge you into the Linux environment quickly, completely, and relatively safely. Then, in due time, as you become comfortable with 'packages' and the basics of system management, you can explore LFS.

Even before you start with LFS, you should practice things like compiling and installing an application from source-code, and maybe also you should recompile your existing Linux kernel. When you are comfortable with those things, read the entire LFS manual before you consider actually doing what it says.

The experience of actually doing it, however, is priceless. Here, right at your fingertips, is a complete production-grade operating system environment, and you can "build it from scratch" right in the privacy of your own home. (Where no one can hear you ...)
 
Old 09-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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Open source is fantastic. For example, i wanted my background to be remembered in fluxbox when i switched styles. It turns out that when picking a random style, the background is not remembered by default. But after a very quick change in the source to fbsetbg the background is now saved. If fbsetbg had been a binary blob instead of a shell script, i wouldnt have been able to get things working like i wanted.

Distributing binary, closed, protected bloated software might work for a few more years, but i think customers will demand more in the future.
 
  


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