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Old 02-22-2003, 01:52 AM   #1
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LFS (another q from the crunch)


Well I've been browsing around LFS (linux from scratch) and I was wondering; Do you actually program that your self and make it actually work the way YOU want to? Am I correct...??? or am I a little off?? From my assumtion i was thinking i was correct. Since i was thinking about giving it a go, then hearing about people talking about staying up for days on end trying to figure out a problem i sorta backed down from the programming thing since right now i'm learning the basics of C right now. So the question is "Do you actually have to program - debug and compile your own OS that is linux based?"
 
Old 02-22-2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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compile - yes
debug - most likely, unless you are very lucky
configure/optimize - most likely yes

program - most likely no;
you are supplied with the source code, but that's all. Unless you plan on hacking parts of it. but that would be considered patching it, wouldn't it?

as far as "your way":
you compile what programs you want. So thats where the freedom comes from - you're supplied with a kernel, a list of possible programs, and a place to find the code. whether you choose to heed their advice is up to you.

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Old 02-22-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
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Alright thanks, I just thought you had to program the whole damn thing my face dropped when i heard that, and i really thought the people using that were really experienced toward it.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 01:05 PM   #4
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think of it as a learning experience... you don't have to be a guru to start (b/c of good documentation), but once you do it you will be a lot more experienced b/c you know how everything works with everything else (building a web of relationships and dependencies will allow you to get a nice, big picture).
 
Old 02-22-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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lol but the staying up for days scares me just kidding, Actually i wouldn't mind trying it out now that i got that cleared up, is there anyway to order it or something? or download it???
 
Old 02-22-2003, 01:31 PM   #6
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Well, there are places that will send you a copy of the files on CD, however, the packages are all available from the website. Once you start the book, it will give you a link to their http/ftp server to get them from. It's very straight forward.



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Old 02-22-2003, 01:58 PM   #7
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remember....you'll have nights where you stay up, but you also have to take into account nights where you're comp stays up: compiling will take a "while".
 
  


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