What is LFS anyway?

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat May 8 07:36:55 PDT 2004


Jeroen Coumans wrote:

> Well, that is debatable, of course.  I wouldn't make it too permissive 
> in order to keep the package set tight. It doesn't have to be minimal 
> but we don't want someone to install a lot of packages before he's 
> finished (that's very demoralizing). It is very difficult to draw the 
> line somewhere objectively if you allow "companion" packages. IMHO, if 
> a package is optional, it should be in BLFS.
>
> To take the example of hotplug: if we add hotplug because it is a 
> companion package of the kernel, should we also add ppp, jfsutils, 
> reiserfsprogs, xfsprogs, pcmcia-cs, alsa, hdparm, usbutils, pciutils, 
> (...)? How do we determine this? And if we remove hotplug, should we 
> also remove modutils, procps, psmisc, etc.?
>
> The point is that we need a set of clear, objective criteria which 
> will answer these questions. Let's try to make the criteria first and 
> then see what packages remain and not retrofit our criteria based on 
> what packages we'd like to see in LFS.
>
+1.

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