more on required packages

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at
Fri Sep 1 13:23:04 PDT 2000

To YOU it is a development platform.  To me, it is a slim, sleek workhorse.
Different people are drawn to LFS for different reasons.  That's the reason
for "required" vs. "optional" in the first place...  :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Tie Ten Quee [mailto:highos at]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 3:45 AM
To: lfs-discuss at
Subject: Re: more on required packages


On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 10:09:19AM +0200, Thomas 'Balu' Walter wrote:
> talking about autoconf - autoconf and automake are not needed until you
> want to do your own new or (while patching a
> packet or similar), correct?

Are you sure about that? The minute you patch...

> Most other things are essential for a running system (many programs need
> perl to do this or that)

I consider LFS to be a full development needs automake/autoconf
for that

Just my 0.02 cents...

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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