LFS is at 6.5 BLFS is at 6.3 Why?

Nicolas FRANCOIS nicolas.francois at free.fr
Tue Nov 24 13:26:32 PST 2009

Le Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:03:36 -0500,
stosss <stosss at gmail.com> a écrit :

> > I think one thing is not in the book : the answer to the question
> > "why is this package not in the book/why is this version so old/why
> > doesn't the book evolve any faster...".
> >
> > Come on, guys, what do you think you are dealing with ? This is an
> > entirely free, cooperative work. Nothing advances if noone provides
> > work for it to move on.
> >
> > So the correct answer to those questions should be : "move your ass,
> > you bl...y bas...rd !!!".
> I just got to the point of doing BLFS. I know the project is
> volunteer. All the books say use whats recommended in the book. Why
> release something just because it is ready when the next part (the
> more important part) is not. I was just asking straight forward
> questions.
> In response to your sh_ty attitude... FOAD!!!

This just shows that you missed the point of the LFS project : show how
to build a base system so that you can do about everything with it.
BLFS, though it can be used as a working desktop system (I'm using one
myself), is just an example of what you can do after LFS. It is not
meant to be the followup of the LFS book.

To be more precise, LFS is not a Linux distribution, it's a learning
book. If you don't understand that, you miss the main point of the

And my attitude is not shitty as you say, I just noticed a bunch of
questions on the same subject these last days on both LFS and BLFS
list. You know, people in this project (which I'm not part of, just
a user like you) sometimes spend a lot of their time on the book. So
one thing they surely don't want to hear is : "Hey, guys, your book
sucks, if I did it myself, it would be much better, faster... etc.". I
think those posts are quite rude. And I'm comfortable with this
statement because I was once or twice reminded myself about this !

To answer your initial question, if you want a more up to date
distribution instruction set, you may want to look at the CBLFS


PS : As a matter of fact, I'm french, so I don't quite understand
FOAD :-)


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