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Linux From Scratch 7.5
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Description: "The Linux From Scratch community announces the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) stable version 7.5. It is a major release with toolchain updates to Binutils 2.24, glibc 2.19 and GCC 4.8.2. In total, 32 packages (of 62) were updated since LFS 7.4 and changes to bootscripts and text have been made throughout the book." Other notable changes include updates to Linux kernel 3.13.3, kmod 16, Perl 5.18.2 and systemd 208.
Keywords: kernel-3.13.3 toolchain-updates

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Old 04-14-2014, 04:56 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2006
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: Everthing works as per the book.
Cons: you need the correct host.

Great for learning how a linux os worki and compiling software packages.

Old 10-24-2014, 09:15 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Lfs,Gentoo, LinuxMint,PuppyLinux
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Pros: Straitforward And detailed instruction.
Cons: Keeping track of the dependencies without package management.

This is an excellent learning tool, I have used several linux distributions over the years but

felt I just wanted to learn more about the works. I found that building a basic LFS system was

straightforward with clear detailed instructions.

You just need plenty of time for this mainly because there is no package management, but this

is a better way to learn and you can see what the various dependencies do.

My thanks to Gerard Beekmans and the team for producing this.



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