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Old 03-14-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
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Which distro?

which distro is the best for begin LFS?
Old 03-14-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by chandusuresh13 View Post
which distro is the best for begin LFS?
LFS itself is the best base, but assuming that this is your first LFS build I would choose either of these two:

- Slackware: This one should work out-of-the-box (vii. Host System Requirements are satisfied).
- Debian: Minor changes are needed to make it compliant.

If you are using Ubuntu at the moment: This one can also be made compliant but it needs more work then Debian.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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I used Slackware for my first try at LFS and no problems at all.
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+1 for Slackware 14
(complaint out of the box)

I am able to complete stage 1 (building tools) without installing any other packages. did a full install of Slac.

-1 for Debian wheezy
Not complaint, eglibc in place of glibc.
64 bit cpu/32 bit os - no stubs-32.h and later crt0.o compilation error for building GCC.
Though I have downloaded a 3.7gb DVD, it did not install many packages including GCC. I couldn't find any specific option for development during install (not serious problem).

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If you have a favorite distro loaded it can be made compliant If your not sure if it's compliant you can post the output of the script in this forum ppl will put you staright if things need to be changed
It looks like slack is a good option if you dont have a favorite 1.
I have used many different distro's as a host they all worked.


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