[lfs-support] lfs live cd and being blind

Andrew Benton andy at benton.eu.com
Fri Mar 30 06:15:32 PDT 2012

On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:12:08 +0100
Eleanore Boyd <cara117 at cox.net> wrote:

> On 3/29/2012 11:03 AM, mike wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > I am blind and build my lfs's usually using grml and an ssh session but was
> > wondering if their is a way to get the lfs live cd to start with speakup for
> > building?
> >
> I am working on getting accessibility support back into the livecd in 
> general, and am trying to replace the GNOME window manager with fluxbox, 
> so it might be a while before it can without breaking. To be honest, I 
> didn't expect my announcement to generate this much interest, especially 
> seeing as I'm just a high school student working during a computer class 
> and after school on such things as LFS. Plus, I originally meant the 
> announcement as wanting to know if anyone wanted to see what I did and 
> take a few ideas from it, maybe improve on it.
> Has anyone else thought of remastering the Ubuntu livecd for building 
> purposes? It would be slightly horrific if I was the only one, as I 
> don't think I can develop and maintain this sort of thing by myself, 
> there's a little too much that needs to be done yet......

You're a hero for even contemplating such a thing. If you build it
people will use it. It will be a lot of work and as you've already
found out, people will ask you to support things that you've never even
thought. On the plus side, you get to be the big cheese in your own
If you start from another distro like Ubunut you'll have to do a lot of
work getting to know how they work. An alternative is to resurrect the
moribund LFS LiveCD. I think doing that would have a very steep initial
learning curve but once you got an initial version working you'd be
working from an LFS base so you wouldn't need to learn about another
Personally, I'd just run away if I were you ;)


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