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Old 04-23-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Gui-installer standard for LFS


Hi all the world
the LFS is a best project that help many people
and personally thank the founder of the LFS project
so finally I decided to create an installer gui full and standard for LFS like ubiquity or much efficient as debian-installer.
who want to participate with me on this project???
 
Old 04-23-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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Do you need installer scripts to work from? Keith Hedger has a whole list of published install scripts on his site for his stuff.

BTW... if you get this created you should submit a Hint regarding this to Bruce Dubbs who is one of the Project Managers. He can probably get your Hint posted.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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What is the point of a GUI installer on LFS?
 
Old 04-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #4
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It's just another method. In truth it won't be any faster. It's just a way to get through stages 1 and 2 less painstakingly.
 
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What is the point of a GUI? I am not talking about being faster and if you want a installer you can use jhalfs
 
Old 04-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #6
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If the guy wants to build a GUI installer good luck to him I say, if you prefer jhalfs then that's OK too, just point it out as an alternative, a lot of stuff gets built on LFS as a learning experience and 'just because we can', whether it gets used or not it may still be helpful at some later time for someone else.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 12:12 PM   #7
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Thank you OP. LFS is a wonderful learning tool. And building a GUI to install it will only further your knowledge, and help other people.

If you post your project up on github and post the link, I'm sure you'll find contributions given to your code.

Just remember that you will have to update the installer with every new edition of LFS!!
 
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I honestly think a GUI installer would take out all the learning process behind building LFS.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #9
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I honestly think a GUI installer would take out all the learning process behind building LFS.
Nobody is forced to use it and it will for sure not become the default, so anyone that wants to go after the book can still do that.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 02:03 PM   #10
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Certainly. The OP is not suggesting that everyone use his GUI. He is just interested in making one, and asking for help doing so. I think its nice that he is attempting to learn LFS and giving back to the community that he supports.

Its a step in OP's learning experience. Perhaps his contribution will spur others on to do the same.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #11
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I honestly think a GUI installer would take out all the learning process behind building LFS.
A number of people have posted about automating LFS in various ways either through installers, scripts and package managers, and though all this is welcomed anyone who has been involved in LFS for any time would always recommend that newcomers do their first couple of builds by hand first to get a feel for what they are doing and what is involved in LFS and to learn what make a basic Linux system, another installation method would not in my opinion detract from that, whether anyone would use it is a different matter, I myself offered up a package manager and build scripts, I don't know that many people use them 'as is' but I'm sure they do get used as a source of information.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 09:32 AM   #12
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I feel the same way about my Arch install scripts. I use them, because it gets my laptop back up and running with a clean install faster than typing in commands. But it detracts from the Arch experience if you haven't already done the install 20x times.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 09:48 PM   #13
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LFS is true as it can be to the very first ways some of us built linux.

If the OP wishes to create a gui, then I say good luck and best wishes. Hope he gets some support and builds it. It may fail or it may be a next step. Might be a way for those less dedicated to build a custom system. Who knows.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #14
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Thanks for your opinion
and thanks for the motivation
 
  


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