9 years ago
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code.
Currently, the Linux From Scratch organization consists of the following subprojects:
Yes ! I could be very helpful for me.
I will try to understand it and i try to do my own LFS...Thank you !
The updated Linux From Scratch (LFS) stable release version 7.1 is an incremental release with updates from LFS 7.0 to 20 packages as well as fixes to boot scripts and text throughout the book. Updated packages in this release include: Linux kernel 3.2.6, GCC 4.6.2, udev 181, e2fsprogs 1.42, zlib 1.2.6, Binutils 2.22, Coreutils 8.15 and Automake 1.11.3.
Readers interested in following the book and building their own custom Linux distro can do so by viewing the latest version online or they can download the entire 345-page book in PDF format or in HTML format.
The updated Linux From Scratch (LFS) stable release version 7.0 includes numerous changes to LFS 6.8, including updates to Linux kernel 3.0.4, GCC 4.6.1 and glibc 2.14.1.
A somewhat major change was made in this version of the book by adding a new top level directory, /run. This directory has a tmpfs mounted and is used by programs like udev to store run time information. The directories /var/run and /var/lock are also linked to this directory. The boot scripts have been updated to accommodate this change.
The boot scripts have also been modified to place supporting scripts in /lib/boot.
Another significant change is the addition of an md5sums file, allowing users to check the integrity of all downloaded packages.
I can't see how this fits in the scope of the tutorials. If I want to read about Mint I'll come here. If I want to read about the hundreds or thousands of other ways of putting Linux on my PC I'll go elsewhere, e.g. DistroWatch.com .
The updated Linux From Scratch (LFS) version 6.8 release includes "updates to Linux kernel 2.6.37, GCC 4.5.2, glibc 2.13 and security fixes. It also includes editorial work on the explanatory material throughout the book, improving both the clarity and accuracy of the text." The complete 303-page book is available either for online viewing or as a download in PDF, XML or HTML formats.
The latest release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) is version 6.7 and it includes "numerous changes to LFS 6.6 (including updates to Linux kernel 188.8.131.52, GCC 4.5.1, glibc 2.12.1) and security fixes. It also includes editorial work on the explanatory material throughout the book, improving both the clarity and accuracy of the text."
Whilst LFS is a worthy project and a useful learning tool, I don't see why this needs to be posted here as it's not directly relevant to mint.