[lfs-support] Host Distribution

Wally Lepore wallylepore at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 18:50:01 PDT 2012


On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Baho Utot wrote:

Hi Baho,

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

By learning to build my own distro, I will soon discover (ok,
"someday" discover) "what makes a great distro" (IMHO). :-)

Regards
Wally

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> 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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