Building a GPL-Only LFS

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee highos at
Mon May 6 05:24:34 PDT 2002


(replying on lfs-chat to try and keep this thead where it started ;)

On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 02:06:23PM +0200, Marc Heerdink wrote:
> Perl is required for the autotools and some other GNU packages. Guess
> you can't do without..

You can get away without having perl installed, thou you end up not
being able to use such things as autoconf, but it can be done.

Andrew Friedley (aka saai@#LFS) has his system configured this way
(sitting around the ~91MB mark) just running fine.  Even with a few
things like OpenSSL which he had todo some magic to get installed
properly.. but it can be done.. a pain, but well :)

About the "GPL only thing", even the GNU project has no problem using
non-GPL'ed software as part of the "system".  For example both Perl and
X11 are GPL-complaint and are hence so considered part of the "GNU
System".  So really..well, i guess if you honestly wanted a totally %100
GPL'ed only system, it wouldn't be *too hard* todo.  But then i wonder
how much free time you have on your hands ;)


Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee  ( highos at linuxfromscratch dot org )
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