[lfs-support] Host Distribution

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Mon Sep 24 18:11:00 PDT 2012

On 09/24/2012 09:03 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 08:14:33PM -0400, Wally Lepore wrote:
>> Hi Members,
>> I hope to begin the journey of learning to build my own LFS distro and
>> have been reading the Essential Pre-Reading Guide for Life with LFS
>> (over and over) as well as the LFS book itself. I'm beginning to
>> become familiar with all the terminology and would like some advice on
>> choosing a host distro. This first step is daunting to say the least.
>   Umm, why ?  Seriously, most people came here after either starting
> to loathe their current distro (can you say package management? :)
> or else because they were using a distro and wanted to learn more.
>   In theory, any recent distro should do.  At times, fedora has been
> *too* new, or difficult (linker options, security features), but I
> haven't seen any such reports recently.  Conversely, debian and its
> derivatives have a liking for old packages (e.g. mawk instead of
> gawk) and will need some additions and changes - see William's
> reply.

I used fedora 17 to build LFS-6.8 to LFS-7.2, both i686 and x86_64.
I just use the kde spin variant.  If I remember correctly all you need 
to do is to add gcc.

I can wait to finish the base build of LFS-7.2 and get on to BLFS. This 
distros of late are just terrible!

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