REQ.: Ideas for LFS advocacy

Jonathan Wilson wilson at claborn.net
Sun Aug 20 18:56:28 PDT 2000


I think the main point - for me at least - is that it will teach you Linux 
like nothing else will. I see it as an "excellent teaching course for *NIX 
SysAdmins (Linux ones in particular ;-)"

On top of the I'll-have-it-just-my-way kinda thing for geeks, like me :-)

         JW

At 11:30 AM 8/21/2000 +1000, you wrote:
>On Sun, Aug 20, 2000 at 09:04:13PM -0400, Jason Gurtz wrote:
> > To All,
> >
> >       Here's somthing I don't see discussed to much:  What to tell the 
> person who
> > says, "Why should I go to the trouble, instead of just installing RH, Deb,
> > Slak, etc..."?  I've thought of a few reasons myself:  Learn somthing,
> > performance, "exactly how you want it", stability, ease of cutomization.
> > I'm sure there's other reasons too, in a more detailed sense.  I also think
> > it might be good to come up with an LFS-Advocacy-mini-HOWTO, which I would
> > be willing to write, givin some input.  Not coincedentaly I schedualed
> > myself to make a presentation on LFS at my local Linux users group at the
> > september meeting.  I know there's interest in the group (people have
> > mentioned it some) but maybe they've been reluctent to give it a go.
> >
> > Thoughts?, Ideas?
> >
> > ~Jason
>
>Personally, the learning aspect of it has been the biggest reason for me.
>I have been using linux on and off since around 1993, and have been around
>Solaris since 1993. But, it was not until going through the exercise of
>creating an LFS system that I _truly_ understood how things like "init"
>and shadow password really worked.
>
>IMHO, if you aren't interested in learning how linux works, LFS is not
>really for you. The other reasons you mention are already handled by one
>distro, or another.
>
>Lucas.
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