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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 08-16-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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hi im a newbie to LFS i was wiondering would there be some sort of file where i can donwload that consists of al the packages instead of going to freshmeat and downloading one by one. If not could you tell the most important packages that i should download or are they all important.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie

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. If not could you tell the most important packages that i should download or are they all important.
yes, you do need all the packages listed in the book as well as all the patches..............

here is a link for the patches you need......be it LFS 5.0 or 5.1 or 5.1.1

http://linuxfromscratch.idge.net/patches/lfs/

<edit/> here is a link for a tarball of all the packages of LFS 5.1

ftp://ftp.linuxfromscratch.org/pub/lfs/lfs-packages/

Last edited by 320mb; 08-16-2004 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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um i need a user name and password for that, i guess i should sign up...
 
Old 08-16-2004, 03:48 PM   #4
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its not working, it needs a user name and pass i tried logging in as annonymous it doesnt wokring got any clue?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:24 AM   #5
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Worked just fine for me simply by clicking on the link (in Mozilla). I didn't even have to enter a user/pass.

How did you spell 'anonymous' ? ;-)


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Old 08-17-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
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with two n's duuuuuh
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:33 PM   #7
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Probably the quickest way to get up and running is to start with the CD ISO at:
http://stockwith.co.uk/iso/

Of course you'll still need "the book" to understand how to take the partial system that gives you and make it into a complete standalone system (need to chroot properly, need to populate the dev directory, need to build a kernel, etc), but it gets you quite a ways in short order.

FWIW,
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Old 08-18-2004, 02:12 PM   #8
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Try this link

This already includes all the packages and patches. Just hope this ftp is not down.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:10 AM   #9
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Um i think that only contains the packages and not the patches, anyway what do the patches do...
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:34 AM   #10
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well I'm not sure if that's the exact file I downloaded, but the .tar file I got included the patches and the kernel 2.4.26 source.


Well the patches are important because you'll use them along the way.

BTW just finished my LFS system just now.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:06 PM   #11
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Was it hard to make LFS? and are there any special features in your LFS? heh give us a screenshot we can admire...
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #12
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It wasn't hard if you stick to the book. Well as for the screen shot, I don't know what command to use or program to download for the console. It's just a base install, will install Xorg, but I want to put in some form of package management, at least for the additional software I plan to install.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 06:04 AM   #13
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well if you're thinking of adding protage as this "some" kind of package management then just download gentoo. You need beyond linux from scratch to install X and i think it uses XFree and not Xorg. Would you know the difference between beyond lfs5.0 and blfs5.1?
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:45 PM   #14
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Ah check out the BLFS manual Xorg is supported

I plan to use the package management scripts found in the hints section of LFS.

Don't know the difference between the two, probably the packages that are recommended.
 
  


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