before I begin

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Sat Oct 14 02:49:52 PDT 2000

I'm going to build my LFS this weekend but before I begin I have a few 

a) Why is the download location given for Is 
that some special version not available elsewhere?

b)  Why should I install with prefix $LFS/usr/ and then manually move 
stuff to $LFS/bin, ... ?

c) Do I really need to distinguish between /bin and /usr/bin or can I just 
make the latter a symlink to the former (or the other way around). After 
all, I don't want a separate /usr partition. 

d) Is it important that the kernel is 2.2.16? I have a 2.4.0 lying around 
on my disk that I'd like to try out.

e) I'd like to log everything I do. What's the easiest way to do that?


If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

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