How to build a FHS system

Michael Osman Talayman michael at
Wed Oct 9 02:36:56 PDT 2002

Hello and thanks to everyone who was kind enough to answer my post. 

The reasson why I want a system which is only FHS compliant is that, with 
ver.4 of LFS the packages take op som 100MB and I get the same feeling when 
installing all these packages that I get when installing RedHat: I don't have 
any control over what is installe where on my system and what theses files 
do. By building a system which is only FHS compliant I feel I have more 
control of the system and I can then gradually build up the system from 

You wrote that I should just install everything and then delete the programs I 
dont want, but don't I then risc having non-used files on my computer?

Thanks again

On Tirsdag den 8. oktober 2002 19:53 Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:11:39 +0200 Michael Osman Talayman
> <michael at> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I want to build a LFS system which only contains the files and folders
> > nessesary to be FHS compliant,
> And why is that useful?
> >and nothing more. To build this system I
> > follow the LFS ver. 4 book.
> >
> > The problem is that some of the packages that I need to install,
> > contains more programs than I need.
> >
> > My question is: How do I install only those programs from a given
> > package that I need (and make the compiler disregard the rest of the
> > programs)?
> There is no general answer to this and for most packages this is too
> difficult to be worth the trouble. Simply do a full install and delete the
> programs you don't want.

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