Host distro for Building LFS

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Tue Feb 11 22:49:56 PST 2003

I was just reviewing the current CVS version of LFS and note that there 
are no recommendations for the host distro for building LFS.  I can say 
from watching a student that we don't want to try building an LFS system 
form RH 6.2! I'd suggest putting a comment in the Introduction, probably 
the section "How things are going to be done" about what distros are 
suitable.  If you don't want to talk about specific distros, then at 
least a minimum environment (gcc, glibc, binutils, etc) needs to be 

I think that has been discussed before, but I can't remember the 
discussion's conclusion.  In any case, I feel that the book should 
discourage new LFS builders from using obsolete tools for chapter 5.

You also might want to mention the type of hardware that the book 
targets.  Although non-Intel LFS systems have been built, it would be 
beneficial to mention that the instructions do specifically target Intel 
compatible hardware.

BTW, what is the least powerful LFS system?  I know someone did it in a 
P-133, but is that the least powerful sytem that's been done?

  -- Bruce

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