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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 12-29-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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wiki.linuxfromscratch.org ?


Does the wiki.linuxfromscratch.org still exist?

I have tried to access it several times during the last week without success.

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Old 12-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/support.html is a list of the LFS support options - no mention of a wiki. And both Google and Google.com/linux come up a blank when I searched.

What makes you think one exists?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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I first installed LFS several months ago using a hard copy of the text. At that time, there was a wiki that listed problems and their solutions by chapter and section.

A search of this forum also mentions it several times.

I guess it is no longer available. It was a very good resource.

I have tried a couple of wikis on my sites. They are very difficult to keep clean since any one that happens along can modify the pages. They require constant attention.

Thanks, Jeff
 
Old 12-30-2005, 05:12 AM   #4
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You could always add to the LQ Wiki - that's a resource that's crying out for information.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 05:39 AM   #5
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The Linuxquestions wiki are quite nice but very very broad.
I believe a true LFS wiki would be better, I myself often wanted to
be able to add something to existing official Documention, especially
problems + how I solved them (or, in some situations, have not solved
them).

Ok this is probably the wrong place to ask this, but maybe even LFS
devs read here and can say about the look and feel of a LFS wiki in the future
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:30 AM   #6
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The joy of a wiki is that you can add to it and change it. If you want a more focused LfS portion to the wiki, edit the existing pages and put in links to the pages you want to see. Then create the pages.

What's wrong with using the LfS area of the LQ Wiki as the LfS Wiki?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by jlgreer1
I first installed LFS several months ago using a hard copy of the text. At that time, there was a wiki that listed problems and their solutions by chapter and section.

A search of this forum also mentions it several times.

I guess it is no longer available. It was a very good resource.

I have tried a couple of wikis on my sites. They are very difficult to keep clean since any one that happens along can modify the pages. They require constant attention.

Thanks, Jeff
Have you tried LFS Hints?

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/read.html

This is where I got a lot of tips from.



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Old 12-30-2005, 01:44 PM   #8
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Hi cuij,

Yes, the LFS hints are very good but they don't always answer specific questions. The old wiki listed specific questions by users listed by each section of the book.

A hint by Joseph M. Dupre about installing lfs with livecd was very helpful.

Personally, I have found the LFS mailing lists less than useful. I guess I'm not expert enough to ask questions.

Jeff
 
Old 12-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #9
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Hi cuij,

Yes, the LFS hints are very good but they don't always answer specific questions. The old wiki listed specific questions by users listed by each section of the book.

A hint by Joseph M. Dupre about installing lfs with livecd was very helpful.

Personally, I have found the LFS mailing lists less than useful. I guess I'm not expert enough to ask questions.

Jeff
I didn't like the mailing list either. And I wish I had the opportunity to see this wiki as it sounds like it was a great help, which I could use right now. I've put LFS on the back burner as it would no install on my test system. So when I make some changes to that system I'll give it a go again.



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