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Old 02-11-2002, 11:18 AM   #1
Chijtska
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Lfs...


I am reading the LFS book (3.1 i think... if there is a newer version please let me know)... now am i way too presumptuous to assume that i need to create /usr/src on a hard disk somewhere... (btw... i have totally erased my mandrake distro and have about 10GB of empty space left on my hard drive)... if i do then how do i do that with no utilities installed?

"Throughout this document, we will assume that all the packages that were downloaded are placed somewhere
in $LFS/usr/src.
A convention you could use is having a $LFS/usr/src/sources directory. Under sources, you can create the
directory 0−9 and the directories a through z. A package like sysvinit−2.83.tar.bz2 is stored under
$LFS/usr/src/sources/s/. A package like bash−2.05a.tar.bz2 is stored under $LFS/usr/src/sources/b/, and so
forth."
 
Old 02-11-2002, 11:21 AM   #2
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what really is the difference between lfs and blfs?
 
Old 02-11-2002, 11:36 AM   #3
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you know we have a LFS forum in the Distribution forum..
 
Old 02-11-2002, 11:38 AM   #4
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Re: Lfs...

Quote:
Originally posted by Chijtska
I am reading the LFS book (3.1 i think... if there is a newer version please let me know)... now am i way too presumptuous to assume that i need to create /usr/src on a hard disk somewhere... (btw... i have totally erased my mandrake distro and have about 10GB of empty space left on my hard drive)... if i do then how do i do that with no utilities installed?

yes, the current official release is LFS-3.1, yesterday LFS-3.2-RC1 (release candidate 1) was released. The final LFS-3.2 will be released within a week or two.

You need Linux installed to be able to install an LFS system.

you don't need to create a /usr/src , it already comes with whatever distribution you install. You will be creating a /mnt/lfs/usr/src directory during the course of the book. Just follow the instructions and all will be ok.
 
Old 02-11-2002, 11:39 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Chijtska
what really is the difference between lfs and blfs?
blfs=beyond lfs

it continues where the lfs book ends (see http://beyond.linuxfromscratch.org). The blfs book has additional installations for things like X, networking, etc, etc, etc.
 
  


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