What is LFS anyway?

Daniel Espinoza despinoz at isye.gatech.edu
Sun May 9 07:02:34 PDT 2004


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Reading all this thread over again, I start to wonder about the problem of a 
minimal/common LFS system. It feels like everything in the book will be done 
by everyone... kind of assuming that all the readers are just 'copy 
monkeys'?. If the book provide a good explanation for why are we installing 
each packages and what dependencies it affects, and maybe simpler 
alternatives (like busybox?), then if someone wants to build a bare firewall 
system he can skip the non essential parts for him (and understand why he 
doesn't need them), while a guy building his desktop system can find all the 
basic stuff for that in the LFS book (like udev, hotplug). Does this sound 
too bad?. And in another point, we should spend more time explaining 
configuration issues, granted it is a lot of work, but we can do it slowly, 
while the versions change very often, the basic options for packages don't 
(and their implications).

Best
Daniel
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