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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 11-03-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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which distro is the most desirable for the host

Is there any distros which work better than others for the host system?
Old 11-03-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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I would recommend the LFS LiveCD as your first choice. It will have the proper tools at the proper revision levels for success. Additionally, it contains a copy of the book and all the source tarballs.

Any distro that provides all of the packages you need on the host system at the proper revision levels should work. If you use a source-based distro like Gentoo, you can jump right in. If not, you may need to install additional packages before you start the LFS build.

I used Gentoo to build CLFS. I had no problems during the build.
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If at all possible use the LFS liveCD. Works like a charm, all packages needed are on the CD and no need for tuning/upgrading to make it work.

Slackware (10.X) also works. It needs to be upgraded first to meet the LFS base requirements. Based on what I've read about 11.0, this also needs some upgrades (need kernel 2.6 to name just one).

I've also had good results with a Knoppix live cd as a base (this info is based on installing (B)LFS 5.X!!, haven't used Knoppix to install LFS 6.X).

Hope this helps.
Old 11-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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I have successfully built LFS-6.1.1 (and BLFS-6.1) on FC3.
P.S.: Hm, ... I'm going to try building another LFS on an ... existing LFS! Supposed to work, right?
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I would highly recommend the Live Cd to do a LFS build, as other systems can present problems that may not be apparent until you are well into the build chains. when built my first LFS I tried from ubuntu but because they had some proprietary code in their build tools it caused immense problems that didn't appear right away.


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