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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 03-21-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
kornerr
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Is there anything better than LFS?


The thing I don't like about LFS are restrictions to:
1) versions;
2) patches for these versions.
This is why I couldn't succeed in installing it (in particular, gcc-3.4.3 failed to compile).
I decided to have a look at Bootdisk HOWTO. I've made a bootable Linux (~7.7M).
Then I wanted to continue from 6th Chapter. BUT!
What I found is that Glibc depends on Binutils, which in its turn depends on Glibc! So there's no way to build one without having another already installed.

So now I ask you if there exist any better and not so restricted way to build custom Linux. Any manual...

Thanks.

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Old 03-21-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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I've had the same problem with gcc-3.4.3, I've tried to build LFS five times. I just gave up and tried Gentoo and Source Mage. Both are very well documented and have been much easier to install than LFS. I'll try LFS maybe a little later this year, or next.


Peace V
 
Old 04-01-2006, 01:09 AM   #3
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Try ALFS it's "Automatic" you can't screw it up.
Make sure to configure your profile, mount the LFS partition, and then its smooth sailing.

If it succeeds then you know it's not the book.
If it fails report the bug, and try a different version.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:29 AM   #4
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Totally agree with you...
i am also trying to get something like that...
looking into the internet...
if you have some resources , please pm or mail me... thank you...

peace
 
Old 04-11-2006, 03:12 AM   #5
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Here is a different approach:
How To Build a Minimal Linux System from Source Code

But I have finished my LFS without problems. This glibc - binutils "crossbuilding" is because you need to build the toolchain first and then rebuild everything again based on this toolchain.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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As a long-time Gentoo user, I am intrigued by the LFS project.

That said, however, Gentoo becomes very easy to maintain/use/install with time.

/O
 
Old 04-22-2006, 10:06 PM   #7
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Is there anything better than LFS?

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Nope nothing. Tried them all. Yup that one too and I allways come back to LFS.

I like 'em bare bones too, LFS, X and WindowMaker.

Stick to the book the first time, then try something differant.
 
  


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