Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Linux From Scratch
User Name
Linux From Scratch This Forum is for the discussion of LFS.
LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-02-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
Sreelakshmi Subash
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Packages required for a minimum LFS

What are the minimum packages required to build a LFS, which can be used to connect a sensor to read some data and plot graphs based on it.
Old 11-02-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: South Africa
Posts: 320

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
Hi there, and welcome.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is "LFS"? Possibly Linux From Scratch to build your own minimal Linux distro for just this one purpose?

Presumably you are referring to a hardware sensor of some sort. In that case, the software needed to drive it will very much depend on what sensor it is, what computer you are using, and how the two are connected.

One interesting possibility might be to use the GPIO port on a Raspberry Pi :-)



Last edited by cliffordw; 11-02-2012 at 02:24 AM. Reason: fixed minor gramatical error
Old 11-02-2012, 02:39 AM   #3
Sreelakshmi Subash
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I have already started with linux from scratch 7.2 using ubuntu 12.04 as host. I want to reduce the size by installing only the packages required to run my application.
Old 11-02-2012, 03:34 AM   #4
LQ Veteran
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 10,532
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381Reputation: 2381
@Sreelakshmi Subash: LFS is minimal as-is.

You might be able to reduce the size a bit by removing all the docs/man pages and strip the binaries, but that's not really worth the effort compared to the size reduction.

Here's an older LQ threads about this subject:

And one of the LFS hints;


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Packages required for an absolute minimum working Linux system? tubb Linux - Newbie 12 01-25-2012 01:26 PM
[SOLVED] Minimum 32-bit packages required for Skype? vharishankar Slackware 2 11-06-2011 01:14 AM
Minimum packages required to install kde or gnome? cola Slackware 1 05-14-2010 11:52 AM
Minimum packages required for a Custom linux toonlee Linux From Scratch 2 05-07-2006 08:18 PM
Min. required packages for minimum ready Linux bootable system. usrnm__lnx Linux - Newbie 2 07-19-2003 01:29 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration