xorg build

Ralph Porter rportermail at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 19:42:15 PST 2008

On Nov 9, 2008, at 4:17 PM, DJ Lucas wrote:

> Ralph Porter wrote:
>> I just finished LFS, so, now what next?
> 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.

Thanks DJ,

good stuff.

...not top posting i guess...

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