Building a LFS system

Harold Hartley wheelie207 at
Wed Mar 30 21:38:28 PDT 2011

The .mono project was created by the owner of the Gnome project and some of
their apps must use the .mono runtime in order to use the app, like the
Banshee application requires the .mono to run and the .mono was at one time
a project in work with Microsoft's .net so that some apps that is found on
windows can be created so that it can be run on linux.

I know I'm pretty much on target about the .mono info, but I'm sure someone
else will have more info on that.


On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Glendon Blount <r0b0sputz at>wrote:

> I would recomened you read the lfs documentation before starting if you
> have read it then read it again carefully as most of what you are talking
> about is covered in the documintation. I would also like to add that though
> I have built one complete lfs box I normally use gentoo and I have never
> seen a  .mono or  .net file I believe those are windows file extentions but
> I may be wrong it would not be the first time. Again it sounds to me like
> you have not read the documentation fully as most of the questions you ask
> are addressed in it.
> On Mar 30, 2011 10:57 PM, "Harold Hartley" <wheelie207 at> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Harold
> >
> >
> > 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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