LiveCD and CLFS.
johngay at eircom.net
Sat Nov 25 03:27:52 PST 2006
I finally decided to play around with the stable Live CD and see how much
support there was for CLFS on an Opteron.
Imagine my surprise to find a clfs script in the jhalfs directory, and to
find, after a bit of playing around with it, it mostly worked! The one
sticking point was after fetching the branch-1.0.0 CLFS book, it could only
find a random selection of the packages to D/L. Not much of a prob, I just
fetched what I needed. Strangely, the linux-headers it was looking for was
different from what the on-line book listed? A quick google found the
relevant headers, though.
Then I hit the problem that I didn't have enough room in the partition I was
playing with. But it seems to work. This will greatly simplify the rebuild of
my box for pure-64!
Shame that the blfs script isn't working yet (-;
So, now to the point of this mail.
I just wanted to say . . .
GREAT JOB TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED PUT THIS TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!
The LiveCD people who added a 64-bit kernel image to allow a chroot build
rather than the longer boot method.
The CLFS people who have put so much time into expanding LFS to cover builds
for other archs.
The jhalfs people for the handy scripts that can fetch the book, extract to
build details and generate a Makefile to build from.
And all the people who've followed these developments, added their comments
and bug fixes and generally made the system work so well for those of us who
are sadistic enough to try to build a Linux system from scratch.
I hate people who cross-post, but I wanted this thank you to reach most of the
people I've mentioned above.
Thank you again for your work, dedication and persistence. I, for one
appreciate it, and I'm sure there are others who just haven't gotten around
to thanking you too.
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