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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 10-18-2005, 02:39 AM   #16
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So can I get from there for BLFS ? If so then I must have to compile and install RPM command first. Can any one guide me for this ?
With BLFS there is no minimum or maximum package installation.
BLFS doesn't host these packages because it all depends on peoples needs and everyone uses diferent configurations. BLFS does not use a package manager, all is installed from the source, otherwise it does not makes any sence that it is called "from the scratch" It's explained in the manual...
It is possible to install a package manager but I don't see the pro's of this.
If you wan't to uninstall a source package you can do <./configure && make uninstall>
then it gets uninstalled.
Just pick the packages you wan't/need and the including dependencies...

Good luck!

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #17
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Hello mr_demilord,


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It is possible to install a package manager but I don't see the pro's of this.
Yes! That is what I want to ask. I have a dialup connection which can give me maximum 3 kb /sec speed here. With this speed, It is not practical to download all required application source specially when I have all RPMs of them. For LFS, I found some sites offereing CD containing all package sources in $3.95 and I ordered to one and get that to make my LFS system. But for BLFS I didn't find any such.

LFS rule what I learnt is "Your Distro, Your Rules" means you decide what to in and what to not. I think with RPMs I can do same. So that I asked about installing RPM package manager. Once I get a broadband connection, I will download all package sources what I require and then compile them to make another BLFS system. But for now, I want to do this with RPMs.


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Kirtimaan.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 02:41 AM   #18
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Hello mr_demilord,




Yes! That is what I want to ask. I have a dialup connection which can give me maximum 3 kb /sec speed here. With this speed, It is not practical to download all required application source specially when I have all RPMs of them. For LFS, I found some sites offereing CD containing all package sources in $3.95 and I ordered to one and get that to make my LFS system. But for BLFS I didn't find any such.

LFS rule what I learnt is "Your Distro, Your Rules" means you decide what to in and what to not. I think with RPMs I can do same. So that I asked about installing RPM package manager. Once I get a broadband connection, I will download all package sources what I require and then compile them to make another BLFS system. But for now, I want to do this with RPMs.


Thanks,
Kirtimaan.
Now I understand.
You can get the source tarball of rpm here, ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist/rpm-4.0.x/
 
Old 10-19-2005, 04:41 AM   #19
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Yup!

Hello,

Thanks! Yes that is what i want. also can you guide me what package (RPM) to select for X Window, KDE and XMMS/Mplayer. Also I tried to make mplayer on LFS system but that gave me an error in compilation. Most problably I need to keep Linux Kernel Source to my LFS system. I removed the directory in which I compiled the kernel. Is it the root of problem for Mplayer or it is other issue ?

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Kirtimaan
 
Old 10-20-2005, 03:19 AM   #20
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Also I tried to make mplayer on LFS system but that gave me an error in compilation.
What error did it gave you?


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Most problably I need to keep Linux Kernel Source to my LFS system. I removed the directory in which I compiled the kernel.
It is only required if you install a driver or want to recompile a kernel. It is not required.
You can easily build the kernel sources again. unpack the kernel in the /usr/src/ and copy the file </boot/config-[build-number]> to </usr/src/linux-2.6.[number]/.config>

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Is it the root of problem for Mplayer or it is other issue ?
Depends on the error... See my question..
 
  


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