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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


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Old 04-04-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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Host System's LFS installs with

Can somebody tell me where exactly I can find out which Distros, kernels, and GCC versions work with LFS?(and the LFS book version.)

Also if ALFS works on it, which version?

If not, could someone tell me about the host system they used?

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Old 04-04-2005, 08:53 PM   #2
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I don't know that such a listing exists. After all, LFS is about personalizing the Linux experience. I can tell you that I installed LFS and most of BLFS using the most recent versions of all software including Gnome 2.10 (except gcc; I'm running 3.4.2) without any problems.
Old 04-07-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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I've just built it using Mandrake 10.0 as a host. Went surprisingly well - didn't really encounter many problems, and those that did crop up were solved fairly easily, reading documentation, etc.
Old 04-08-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
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I see from your profile you are using slackware. If you install slackware 10.1, don't just upgrade to the latest versions of everything or you'll have problems. Compile the latest kernel (or 2.6.x) and you can use slack as the host for the latest release (lfs6).
Old 04-11-2005, 12:18 AM   #5
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I've installed LFS on slackware 10, Linux version, and gcc version 3.3.4 (the one that comes with slack10).

But, I still want to know which Host Systems other people have successfully installed it on.
Old 04-12-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
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I've managed to succesfully install LFS 6.0 using suse 9.2 as host system.

Overall the build process went very well. I don't know which kernel and gcc i was using, but you should be able to get to know that (i just made a clean suse installation with devel packages and without X or whatever).
Old 04-12-2005, 10:27 AM   #7
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AFAIK, if you're capable of setting up LFS, you can probably make it work from anything with a >2.6 kernel.
I say this because I just finished my install using a stripped-down server/gateway as the host (Only because I happened to have it around.) All it needs then is some rpms to set up make and gcc libraries.. just make sure you have flex, m4 and bison as well.. i found out from experience you can get about halfway through setting up the temp system before having to start again because of THAT little issue...
Old 04-16-2005, 04:26 AM   #8
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well, for the fun of it i used the command histories to make some scripts and with them built an lfs system using the bare-bones lfs as host. the derived lfs seemed fine, however i only tested ftp and lynx. that was with Slack 9.1, 2.6.7 kernel and gcc-3.2.3 as the original host.

binutils time is ~1m44s on an AMD XP3200+ 64bit system, 1G RAM, 32-bit Slack. surprisingly, this was about the same time it took when using the lfs build as host (~1m43s).
Old 04-16-2005, 03:34 PM   #9
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Building a custom linux system, be it using the LFS recipe or rolling your own, is the only GOOD use I've found for those silly Ubuntu disks everyone seems to be giving me lately.

PS - they work great for the base to install gentoo with as well


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