BLFS starting point

Donal Farrell 0161977 at
Fri Apr 8 05:32:54 PDT 2005

Thanks guys, not being able to read the html-book on the new LFS system
was my main problem. Now as my host and LFS kernels are different (minor
number), I think I'll print out some of the BLFS book and plug away that



On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 13:02, TheOldFellow wrote:
> Andrew Benton wrote:
> > Donal Farrell wrote:
> > 
> >> Hi there. Is it possible to build BLFS from my host system (SuSE) until
> >> I have a GUI-based LFS-system to view the BLFS manual, etc?
> >>
> > Do you mean "is it possible to do BLFS in chroot"? I think the answer is
> > yes, provided you're running the same kernel on your host system as
> > you'll be using with your BLFS system. I don't recommend it though as I
> > think you're missing out on an important part of LFS if you don't learn
> > to become comfortable at the command prompt (and wear some sackcloth and
> > ashes while you're at it). If you get bored of entering the commands and
> > want to avoid typos, think about putting all the commands in a script
> > which can be left to run unattended.
> Andrew is right.  What I do is to print out the BLFS pages for xorg and
> all it's dependencies.  I then download those packages using the host
> system and store them on the new one.  I also build the xorg config file
> using the host - saves typing 'cos you can cut and paste.
> Then reboot into your LFS system and build the xorg dependencies, and
> finally xorg itself.  Building X11 outside X11 considerably speeds it up
> too (will on my hardware).
> Don't script it the first time round, it spoils the fun.  And spend some
> time reading the man pages on the packages after you install them.
> Well done for getting this far,
> R.

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