LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Linux From Scratch
User Name
Password
Linux From Scratch This Forum is for the discussion of LFS.
LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
kornerr
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Russia, Siberia, Kemerovo
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 893

Rep: Reputation: 35
Can I build LFS using Slackware10.1 sources?


Is it hard? Easy? Please, don't send me to read LFS book (i'm reading it now... but want a fast answer).

Thanks.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
kjordan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: LFS, I felt the itch and scratched it
Posts: 227

Rep: Reputation: 31
I'm sure there's some way to. Are you thinking of using the *.slackBuild scripts to build LFS? If so, you'll have to build at least through chapter 5 in LFS and then also do the Slackware package manager since the scripts use that to make packages.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:20 PM   #3
kornerr
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Russia, Siberia, Kemerovo
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 893

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 35
Seems that I need to procceed with reading LFS book
But maybe anyone here was doing what I want?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
kjordan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: LFS, I felt the itch and scratched it
Posts: 227

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Seems that I need to proceed with reading LFS book
But maybe anyone here was doing what I want?
Perhaps if you described what you want to do a little clearer. The main differences between what you want to do and straight LFS is maybe a few patches are added or removed, some installation places changed, and the build scripts in Slackware make Slackware packages. If you're not using the Slackware build scripts, then I'm not sure what you're trying to do.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 01:25 AM   #5
blood_omen
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Canada
Distribution: OpenBSD 3.6, Slackware 10.1
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'll extend further here.

I found myself with a little bit of time this summer, so I have decided to give LFS a go.

I would like to know if beside pkgtool, I can use BSD init style instead of System V style, I haven't read about this in the book yet.

If I install pkgtool, I'm guessing that I need to do it right after I finish chapter 5 and right before I start chapter 6, so I can use the .Slackbuilds to compile and install the whole system.

Any hint will be appreciated,
have a nice day
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:05 AM   #6
Harmaa Kettu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 196

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
I would like to know if beside pkgtool, I can use BSD init style instead of System V style, I haven't read about this in the book yet.
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint...s/bsd-init.txt
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:51 AM   #7
blood_omen
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Canada
Distribution: OpenBSD 3.6, Slackware 10.1
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks a lot for the hint
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:19 PM   #8
kjordan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: LFS, I felt the itch and scratched it
Posts: 227

Rep: Reputation: 31
In case you haven't found this, here's a hint on installing the Slackware package management tools
http://lfs.osuosl.org/hints/downloads/files/tgz.txt
 
Old 07-01-2005, 10:50 AM   #9
blood_omen
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Canada
Distribution: OpenBSD 3.6, Slackware 10.1
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks a lot kjordan. Now to one of my questions.

if I install pkgtool, I would have to do it right after I finish the procedures of Chapter 5 and right before I start chapter 6? Because Chapter 5 deals with the preparation, while Chapter 6 deals with te actual installation of the system.

Once again thank you all for the hints.

Have a wonderful day,
 
Old 07-01-2005, 01:09 PM   #10
kjordan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: LFS, I felt the itch and scratched it
Posts: 227

Rep: Reputation: 31
Yeah, install it first thing after you get set up in Chapter 6 since I believe it doesn't need any dependencies except for bash.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
in Book 6.0, chapter 6, where do I build the sources? microsoft/linux Linux From Scratch 2 07-18-2005 08:30 AM
Download sources, doing LFS offline? microsoft/linux Linux From Scratch 7 07-06-2005 09:38 PM
Can't build from sources - gcc problem jaybee Linux - Software 1 06-19-2004 10:26 AM
LFS sources Tez218 Linux From Scratch 4 11-04-2003 08:40 PM
Looking for LFS sources on CDROM Tanyakolee Linux From Scratch 1 08-28-2002 05:05 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Linux From Scratch

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration