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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 04-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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How does one upgrade from one LFS version to another?

Just out of curiosity how does one upgrade the whole system?
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They have a live CD with the sources and an automagic script to do it. BLFS - you are on your own. But LFS is about doing it the hard way and you upgrade the hard way. HLFS is basically irrelevant I suspect. CLFS is also a way of getting linux onto the strangest of items.
Old 04-11-2010, 08:21 AM   #3
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Just start again on a new partition. If you get bored entering the commands by hand pick a language to learn and start writing scripts.
Old 04-11-2010, 08:27 AM   #4
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@Andrew Benton I know how to write bash scripts.. so doing this shouldn't be a problem, however is it possible to update the autotools without reinstalling the whole shebang again from scratch? How does other distributions such as Arch Linux or Gentoo achieve a rolling release?


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