dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Nov 9 14:17:55 PST 2008
Ralph Porter wrote:
> I just finished LFS, so, now what next?
> I think I want KDE and firefox next. But what should really come
> next? I'm using this as learning tool, so working in command mode
> seems to lengthen that process.
> On the subject of package managers. Do I want to go there now, later
> or what?
What comes next depends on your requirements. You'll have to pick a
path and follow the dependencies. Tough advice I know, but that is the
way the distros have to do it too. I take it this is your first build.
I generally pick logical stop points, and make those the individual
goals. Personally, I start with a text based browser (links) and GPM
(console mouse software) so that you can copy and paste commands (add a
dhcp client if you cannot configure a static IP). Next is X, then the
Firefox stack, then all of Gnome...etc.
As far as a PM, FBBG (Folow Book, Book Good) is an old term around here,
but definitely has it merits. You definitely do not want a package
manager yet as it makes things insanely more difficult. After you get a
good feel for BLFS, although technically too late, you can then
introduce a PM (so that you know where to look, and more importantly,
how to troubleshoot _when_ it fouls up). LFS-7.0 will add some bits for
PM from the get go, however, the recommendation I think, will still be
to build without a PM for the first time.
Good luck and have fun.
-- DJ Lucas
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