[lfs-support] Video Tutorials

Jasmine Iwanek jasmine at iwanek.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 01:14:36 PDT 2012

On 2012-09-03 08:54, muhammadreza haghiri wrote:
> Hi.
> Will you put video tutorials of LFS book on website?
> Regards.
> Muhammadreza Haghiri

Without bruce's input I can only really speak for myself and by 

1) Video turorials would be unlikely as they would provide *no* extra 
benefit to the target audience of the book.

2) They take up valuable space and (see point 1) Provide no added 

3) It can on some systems take 12+ HOURS to do a full build, on some 
older systems this can be days instead, nobody is going to sit there for 
12 hours to watch a video tutorial.

4) If you need a video tutorial the most likely reason is because you 
dont have the necessary skill level to use the book competently.



"Building an LFS system is not a simple task. It requires a certain 
level of existing knowledge of Unix system administration in order to 
resolve problems and correctly execute the commands listed. In 
particular, as an absolute minimum, you should already have the ability 
to use the command line (shell) to copy or move files and directories, 
list directory and file contents, and change the current directory. It 
is also expected that you have a reasonable knowledge of using and 
installing Linux software.

Because the LFS book assumes at least this basic level of skill, the 
various LFS support forums are unlikely to be able to provide you with 
much assistance in these areas. You will find that your questions 
regarding such basic knowledge will likely go unanswered or you will 
simply be referred to the LFS essential pre-reading list."

However there are lots of available examples on youtube and other sites 
on how to *use* the Linux commandline and related commands, so at least 
in my opinion it would just be diverting resources to perform a task 
that has already been done:


Jasmine Iwanek

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