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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 01-01-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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how easy is LFS to start with?


I mean, how easy is it to compile and configure for a stable workstation? I don't have the bandwidth to download Fedora core 3 and I am curious about making my own version of Linux (that is a long way down the road). I just want to play with it a little I guess.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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As a first distro?

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Old 01-01-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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No, a second. I have RedHat Linux 9 installed. I just wondered about learning Linux and if this was a good way to go about it.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 06:33 PM   #4
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I'd suggest going to their website (here's a link), pick the nearest/best mirror for you and reading the install book to see if you want to do it that way.
 
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Yeah as long as you don't just blindly type the commands but try to understand them and why things are being done the way they are. It takes a while to build everything depending on how fast your computer is but all in all it's an excellent tool for learning. Also, with LFS you can implement just about anything you want into it (personally I prefer slackware package tools and bsd init scripts over the default sysvinit style). Be sure to check out the linuxfromscratch.org hints section it has a lot of good stuff in it.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #6
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Thanks. I try to read commands when I post the problems I have to make sense of what they do (I.E. mkdir is make directory). I just figured that this would be a good tool for me to use to learn.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 06:52 PM   #7
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Yeah you will be using a LOT of commands. Do like XavierP said above and read through it before you start so you can get an idea of whats going to be expected of you to do and how much effort its going to take.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 05:18 PM   #8
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Time

About how long does it take to complete making LFS assuming that your computer is relatively fast and therefore not a factor.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:48 AM   #9
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Well its hard to put a time on it. When I build one I do some extra things that I want done so those take up extra time. Also, it depends on whether you mean just the base or everything you would want (such as gnome, kde, X, etc...).

On relatively modern hardware building the base usually takes me around 5-6 hrs (usually over multiple sessions).

As for everything else, it just depends on how much software/libs you want to install.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:57 AM   #10
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tamoneya: That question was just asked about a week ago. No need to hijack this thread to ask again, just scroll down the list of threads.

digitalgremline: See this thread for a relevant discussion that was, again, about a week ago.

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