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Old 09-12-2005, 04:59 AM   #1
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How can I write Installation scripts for my LFS-5.1.1 distribution

sir ,
i have build LFS-5.1.1 and now i want to build a distribution of it.
So tell me how can i start . Is there any installation packages available for this...?
or how can write my own installation pachages for it ?

I will be very thankful to you.
Old 09-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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the BLFS book or the hints texts should give you ideas on how to do this..........
Old 09-13-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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I took some real thought on this topic my self and i came to the understanding that what's common in distrobutions is they have:
  • built a working linux system on a bootable CD with a kernel that can handle it.
  • built the binaries to support a general system type like i586.
  • packaged them.
    (Slackware uses tgz which is really tar.gz so you can tar and gzip then and it would be the same.)
  • given the bootable CD support for extracting them. (You need to have the programs like tar and gzip installed on the CD.)

Thoughs are the basics as I understand.


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