What is LFS anyway?

Daniel Espinoza despinoz at isye.gatech.edu
Sun May 9 06:46:00 PDT 2004


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> > I'd like to offer some guiding principles for evaluating/changing the
> > package set which currently comprise "an LFS system":
> > - we build a system which can recreate itself without external tools
> > - we configure each package we install
> > - we only add packages if they are a (new) build requirement for a base
> > package
> > - the base system is able to perform the following functions:
> >   * recreate itself
> >   * sustain itself (thus: be able to boot, shutdown, login, repair, log
> > etc.)
> >   * provide basic file manipulation (the standard UNIX tools)
> >   * provide basic network functionality, excluding servers
>
> One more point here is that our user should not need to reboot into his
> base distro once he built LFS. He should be able to read further
> instructions online and download packages.
>
> This does mean that we should have a dhcp client, pppd and lynx in LFS.
>

I agree with this. I think that LFS should not be just a toy, so +1 for the 
last (and its configuration).

Daniel
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