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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 06-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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upgrading to newer packages


Hello,

I saw that for almost every package there is a upgrade.
Can i use my new build lfs for the update or do i have to start again with chapter 4 and 5 and using the livecd.

Roelof
 
Old 06-05-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Hi,

Once LFS is build/installed you don't need the liveCD or pre-build environment anymore. All can be done from your new LFS 6.4 system.

A few tips/pointers:
- Do use the same build method as described in the LFS docs (ie: use --prefix=/x/y/z and other configure options if applicable).
- Be very careful with upgrading certain core packages (glibc, linux-headers, binutils to name a few). Best to leave these alone. You can upgrade to a newer kernel, but don't do chapter 6.7, only the steps mentioned in 8.3.
- External packages (those not covered in (B)LFS) can be installed too. It might be a good idea to also use the build method described by LFS (do take a look at the README file and do a ./configure --help to see all the options).
- Also leave the original gcc alone. If you want/need another gcc version, install it in a different location (take a look at BLFS chapter 12, especially the gcc entries).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 07:21 AM   #3
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oke,

this helps a lot.
I will read on and try it.

Roelof
 
  


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