Guiding Principles (Repost)

Tushar Teredesai linux_from_scratch at
Tue May 11 09:11:07 PDT 2004

Jeroen Coumans wrote:

> I hate the "hamburger" analogy and prefer to think of LFS as building 
> a house. The LFS book is much like a blueprint of your house. You do 
> the construction yourself, and thus are free to deviate up to a 
> certain point. If you deviate too much, your house will crumble. LFS 
> provides the building blocks for a solid foundation upon which any 
> kind of house can be built - a villa (BLFS), a millitary camp (HLFS), 
> an airport (router), etc. In order to allow all these systems, we have 
> to make LFS as generic as possible and also as minimal as possible.

+1 to replacing LFS's introduction with this. Very well put, Jeroen.

Tushar Teredesai
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