Linux From Scratch 7.0 released

Posted: October 30, 2011 in Distros

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source. Building LFS teaches you all about developing linux and most importantly, how to customize it to your own tastes and needs.

Well if you pretend to invest your time to build a distro completely out of scratch then this is a must have for you.

Visit LFS Homepage .

Official release news – 

The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the stable elease of LFS Version 7.0. It includes numerous changes to LFS-6.8 (including updates to Linux-3.1, GCC-4.6.1, and Glibc-2.14.1).

A somewhat major change was made in this version of the book by adding a new top level directory, /run. This directory has a tmpfs mounted and is used by programs like udev to store run time information. The directories /var/run and /var/lock are also linked to this directory. The bootscripts have been updated to accomodate this change. The bootscripts have also been modified to place supporting scripts in /lib/services.

Another significant change is the addition of an md5sums file allowing users to check the integrity of all downloaded packages.

Changes to the book also include editorial work on the explanatory material, improving both the clarity and accuracy of the text.

You can read the book online, or download to read locally.

 

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