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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 06-06-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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Why cant I just install it


So I've finished chapter 5 and I'm going on to 6 but I have a question. What if I didn't whant to do all of this and I just wanted to start on BLFS? Since everyone is doing basically the same thing why cant they release it like a distribution?

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Linux From Scratch...

Gee, why do we have to compile Linux From Scratch from scratch? Could it be that the objective of this type of project is to build a distribution of Linux from scratch? I do not know, it is just a theory.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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LMAO It's a learning project. That's the whole point.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 08:45 PM   #4
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If LFS involves a little too much scratching then perhaps Gentoo will cure your itch to build your own.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 01:59 AM   #5
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Another advantage when you build your system, it's that your binaries are optimized for your platform ... It's not the case with a generic distro ...
 
Old 06-07-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
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Another advantage when you build your system, it's that your binaries are optimized for your platform ... It's not the case with a generic distro ...
Thank you biniou for giving me a real answer.
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LMAO It's a learning project. That's the whole point.
For me its about customization.
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If LFS involves a little too much scratching then perhaps Gentoo will cure your itch to build your own.
actually It's not that its hard it's just tedious.
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Linux From Scratch...

Gee, why do we have to compile Linux From Scratch from scratch? Could it be that the objective of this type of project is to build a distribution of Linux from scratch? I do not know, it is just a theory.
I was just asking why there wasn't a similar cake mix I could use for BLFS so I didn't have to start from scratch. Why would I make a cake from scratch if I could just buy the mix? So I can learn but maybe I don't want to.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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I was just asking why there wasn't a similar cake mix I could use for BLFS so I didn't have to start from scratch. Why would I make a cake from scratch if I could just buy the mix? So I can learn but maybe I don't want to.
Then I do not think LFS would be for you. There's an Automated LFS project (I think), but I never tried it. If you want a Linux system that is Linux From Scratch like (you can either build it from scratch, or have a base system already installed), then Gentoo is for you (considering you don't want to build LFS from scratch, you'd want to do a Gentoo Stage 3 install)
 
  


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