Building a LFS system

Rick Shelton rick.shelton at
Wed Mar 30 20:34:54 PDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Harold Hartley <wheelie207 at> wrote:
> I would like to build a LFS system, but I don't want to use a .rpm or .deb
> compiled files.
> I just want to build a simple linux box and I looked over the lfs book and
> it talks about .deb or .rpm files or using a linux system to compile the
> files to the operating system they currently run.
> I'm interested in using the tar files on the system or being able to compile
> the files on the new box without using a current linux box.
Where in the book are pre-compiled packages mentioned? I haven't read
it in a while, but I don't remember that part. In what context are
they mentioned? Your host system must provide some basic tools. How
those initial, basic tools are installed on the host system is between
you and your distro. The host system becomes optional after a certain
point in the build. LFS is a system built from source, often found in

> I hope someone has the answer for me to what I'm looking for.
LFS has the answer for you.

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