So how do I get packages??

DJ Lucas dj_me at
Wed Nov 20 11:31:37 PST 2002

brian auld wrote:
> Csaba Henk wrote:
>> I download all stuff I need, build my lfs, reboot, stay in my new
>> lfs, but if I need a utility of the host system that my LFS lacks, I
>> chroot into the host distro from LFS.
> Starting with LFS was my first introduction to the power of the
> chroot command.
> Question: Regarding the comment above, how is it possible to chroot
> back to your
> host system after booting into LFS ... when LFS's root filesystem is
> found in the
> path of the hosts root filesystem at '/mnt/lfs'.

Once you've booted into LFS, that's not the path anymore as it's not
mounted /mnt/lfs but  /.

> Hmmmm ... would you create a '/mnt/host' directory under your LFS
> root path, mount
> it to the parition of the host's root filesystem, and then chroot to
> '/mnt/host'??

Sounds about right to me.


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