Building a LFS system

Harold Hartley wheelie207 at
Wed Mar 30 20:57:15 PDT 2011

So are you saying I have to use .deb files to build a lfs linux box and not
able tyo just install and compile without a host linux box.

I'm not to cool about using a host linux box to start the files to build my
new linux box, but it looks like I may have to do it that way.

Once I got just the few files compiled on a host linux box to start the lfs
box, I could recompile the same files on the lfs box to replace the ones I
had to start with from the host linux box.
I just don't feel all the directories on the premade linux system are
needed  and I will feel better when I put together my own linux box without
the bloat and other crap they stick in the distro's that are out there.

There are so much stuff I don't need on my linux box, such as .mono/.net
files and other files unneeded.

I think when I get my new box built, all this type of work should come back
to me soon enough as it's been almost 10 years since I have done this type
of stuff but it was with unix though.


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Rick Shelton <rick.shelton at>wrote:

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