LFS 7.0-rc1 Release

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 20:07:56 PDT 2011

The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of 
LFS Version 7.0-rc1. This is the first release candidate on the road to 
LFS-7.0. It includes numerous changes to LFS-6.8 (including updates to 
Linux-3.0.4, GCC-4.6.1, and Glibc-2.14).

A somewhat major change was made in this version of the book by adding a 
new top level directory, /run. This directory has a tmpfs mounted and is 
used by programs like udev to store run time information. The 
directories /var/run and /var/lock are also linked to this directory. 
The bootscripts have been updated to accomodate this change. The 
bootscripts have also been modified to place supporting scripts in 

Note that the changes in the bootscripts will probably affect BLFS 
bootscripts that have not yet been updated.

Changes to the book also include editorial work on the explanatory 
material, improving both the clarity and accuracy of the text. We would 
encourage all users to read through this release of the book and test 
the instructions so that we can make the final release as good as possible.

You can read the book online at 
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/7.0-rc1/, or download to read 
locally from http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/7.0-rc1/.

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