Gerard Beekmans hint?
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 12 15:08:16 PDT 2001
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 08:23:15PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 01:34:35AM -0400, Steve Hayashi wrote:
> > One of the things I'd be curious to read an implement is how LFS's founder
> > has setup his home system. We all know that it has to be more complicated
> > than simply the books, and I imagine it's a bit more complicated than the
> > hints.
> > Do you think you might be able to do me (and perhaps other aspiring
> > newbies) a favor and post what you've put on your home system (and maybe
> > home server if you have one)?
Ok here's the deal. I'll outline what I have installed on my workstation
and on the linuxfromscratch.org server software wise and where things
differ from the book. Mind you, it's not all that complicated as was
suggested in the original email that started this thread.
Both systems are setup pretty much by-the-book with the biggest
difference being the directory layout that's slightly modified (that
being the biggest difference, there's really not much else different).
The FHS guys and me don't agree much so I don't quite follow the
directory structure outlined in the book.
My /usr/src is only used when I'm compiling software, not for permanent
storage, so the kernel sits in /usr/linux-<version> with /usr/linux
being a symlink to whatever version I'm running at the moment.
/usr/etc is a symlink to /etc
/usr/var is a symlink to /var
I'm utilizing a very simple package manager that runs "find" before i
install something, then again after the installation and runs "diff" on
the two outputs and modifies them a bit (remove the > chars put in by
The LFS server is setup in the same way (if not, then i'll have to fix
that soon ;)
What's installed software wise? I don't think any would care for the
full list, but highlights are:
gnome+all it's libs (though I don't use it as a window manager or
whatever. It's just there so things like gftp look pretty)
and a whole slew of other stuff, lil utils like cd recording, ripper,
mp3 players, xml tools (like xml parser for apache).
The LFS server runs the following:
bugzilla+all perl dependencies
Anything else you want to know? Feel free to ask
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