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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 03-29-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Question Is LFS still going strong?


It looks like active development on the project ended 4 or 5 years ago.
Has a similar project come along, on which people are now working?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Why do you think that?
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Current Stable

This is the latest released LFS book, well tested and mature enough for everyday use.

You may download the stable book in various formats from the stable book directory.

Note: This version of the book requires an existing 32-bit version of Linux. Adding capabilty for x86_64 hosts is a major objective of the upcoming LFS 7.0 currently under development.
The latest snapshot page is here: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...s/development/ and the dates on these files are from today.

So again, why do you think that LFS has not been developed for a few years when a simple look at the website says very differently.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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According to the LFS website:

LFS 6.4 Release
Bruce Dubbs - 2008/11/23

Looks like 4 or 5 months, not years, ago. All of the ()LFS projects are going strong.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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Because the ALFS files here are old, and there is no deaadline set on the roadmap here, and the documentation here ended years ago and because I visited a lfs forum and it seemed to have ground to a halt.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Well, LFS still keeps going, but I think it has one problem, little innovation.

With LFS 7 they finally want to provide a 64-bit version, which is great (btw. there already is a 64-bit LFS Live-CD which can be used to build a 64-bit LFS).
But that's pretty much it, aside from the perpetual upgrading of packages to the latest version.

A distro based on LFS which is under active, but slow development is my EasyLFS. The latest version (0.4) is getting a bit old (it's been over a year I think) but the version I'm working on right now (as said, it's progressing slowly, mainly because I work on it by myself and test-compiles test a couple of hours) will have a lot of improvements over 0.4.
With EasyLFS I don't simply follow the LFS-book, over time quite a few differences have come together, and I also offer some more stuff than LFS, including some advanced stuff like SELinux.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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With LFS 7 they finally want to provide a 64-bit version, which is great (btw. there already is a 64-bit LFS Live-CD which can be used to build a 64-bit LFS).
CLFS has provided 64-bit instructions for years.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
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Yes, I'm looking into CLFS from time to time for info. But personally I find it quite complicated going through this extra work with the cross-compiler-chain.
Also I somehow find the regular LFS-book more readable than CLFS.
 
  


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