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Old 05-27-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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need instructions on package building

I'm asked to build some packages(mysqld php-for-apache) for a customized Linux system, which is something like a Linux From Scratch. It's aimed at stability and simplicity, it is used to construct a server system(there're apache, ftpd, pie, webadmin interface, etc. on it).
But I don't have much knowledge on mysqld and php, neither do the other server software on that system, except some basic components like kernel, supporting libraries(because I have built a small system from scratch for tv capturing).
I guess I should take some time to learn the basic things about the two packages I'm working on, only then can I build the packages for a 'stable' system, and to reduce the size of the executable files. But I don't have much time to do this, so I'd like to take a shortcut to have my work done. I think there must be someone who has done what I'm doing, and perhaps they left some invaluable instruction on doing it. But I can't find it with some googling. So I post here hoping someone help me out.
If you know anything relating to build such a system or information about building a package 'rapidly', please tell me, thanks!
Old 05-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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Maybe the best recommendation for a shortcut here is to use Gentoo, and craft the use flags and build flags to customise the system. I really wouldnt try going Linux From Scratch until you are experienced and confident enough to actually do so.

You could also consider Debian. Generally RHEL and FC are not as craftable as Gentoo and Debian, although RHEL is simpler to use, and is often considered simply because it has CYB (cover-your-butt) value that other distro's cant give you, even if it isnt as stable or well built. Debian Stable is very, very stable, but not cutting or bleeding edge. The latter are attributes that should not interest you if you are trying to build for stability.



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