Tree of HLFS base?
jastev at alumni.rice.edu
Sun Jan 8 00:22:39 PST 2006
Robert Connolly wrote:
> The most advisable way to construct a server system would be to build a
> complete hlfs system first, as a mother system. Then follow something like
> the boot-floppy howto, copying programs and libraries you want to an image or
> tarball. This was you have a proper mother system, and you can avoid
> installing development docs, headers, and other unneeded files to the server.
I figured something like this would be true. Thanks for the tip on the
HOWTO. My first google searches turned up some rather ancient (~2000)
docs, that referred readers to LFS for more info ;)
> It can all be done from the chroot without rebooting to the mother system,
> and /mnt/hlfs wouldn't need to be on its own partition either.
Good point. In my admittedly special case, however, I'm building
/mnt/hlfs inside a VM, so the "partition" ends up being a file on the
host system. The nice things about this are that (a) it can be
versioned, and (b) I can easily mount it on any other VM that I want to
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