Planning an overall direction for LFS

Benjamin John xlfs at
Fri Feb 29 03:28:25 PST 2008

Alexander E. Patrakov schrieb:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
>> The main LFS module can be about the final system. Teaching users
>> _concepts_ of the system, locations of key config files, useful shell
>> tricks and tips, information about packages, examples of how to use the
>> packages in a practical way, etc, etc. This should make LFS somewhat 
>> more accessible and easier for end users to pick and choose what it is 
>> they need out of it.
> +1
+1 from me, I don't want a new "distribution", there are enough out 
there, what I want is how to build my own system

>> To cover PM, we can create a very generic spec file for each package in 
>> such a way that an end user can either use it in their own custom 
>> scripts, run the commands manually, or with any number of PMs available. 
>> To that end, it may be necessary to maintain specific modules for the 
>> more advanced PMs with directions on how to employ the PM of your choice.
all I expect from a "package manager" is what file belongs to which 
package or vice versa (that's why I use paco)

>> To automate it all, again, when designing the system from the start, we
>> make provision to snap-in whichever PM module a user has chosen.


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