About LFS

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Tue Jul 11 07:46:16 PDT 2000


By what you just said - you are already out of the realm of the Linux
newbie - and probably know more about linux than most.  :)

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Filip Joelsson <filip at blueturtle.a.se>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 9:41 PM
Subject: About LFS


> Hello!
>
> I'm currently building a system using the Linux From Scratch book, and
> it's loads of fun. I'm definitely a Linux newbie, and I must say that
> the book really helps for figuring out how stuff is interconnected, and
> what tools are at my disposal.
>
> Now for the "bugs": In version 2.3.5b, Appendix A, the Automake entry,
> under 'Contents', it says "The Autoconf package contains the aclocal and
> automake programs", that must surely be a typo, right? And under
> 'aclocal' it says "Automake includes a number of Autoconf macros which
> can be used in your package; some of them are actually required by
> Automake in certain situations." Isn't the last mention of Automake
> supposed to be Autoconf?
>
> I have two suggestion too:
> 1 Could you perhaps mention in the package listing in the appendix which
> packages the current one requires to be installed?
>
> 2 I learned the hard way that on one of my computers it's a big deal
> where the kernel image is, and it took some time to get it booting
> (though I've finally conquered it now :). Could you perhaps mention
> about the choice of a boot partition in a future version of LFS? There
> may be more people than me who thinks that it's a good idea to do the
> experimenting on an old 486... ;)
>
> Anyway, thanks for a great resource! :)
> /Filip
>
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