As promised: LFS compilation summary

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at gmail.com
Thu May 8 13:47:42 PDT 2008


On Fri, May 09, at 12:02 Philipp Christian Loewner wrote:
> 
> First I had installed udev-120 but my system didn't
> boot. It turned out to be a problem due to missing
> kernel features, but I didn't recompile 120 after
> I had installed 113 then.
> Perhaps a hint in the book saying which kernel
> features to enable (e.g. Unix domain socket) to be
> able to boot at all would be good in the book...
> I stumbled across these problems a few times now,
> always enabling randon kernel features und deleting
> them one-by-one, rebooting... until I have all the
> features I need.
> I don't think of a kernel features compendium,
> just some short side note or something.
> 

In my opinion the kernel page is too sparse and static for its
significance. 
Linux development is rapid these days, so its mission impossible for a
man to follow all that new exciting stuff.

Years ago, I suggested a whole chapter or a new book, for the Kernel
related stuff [boot process (init ...), udev, filesystems, virtual
machines, etc...].
We did also found the man (Alexander) who could actually write and 
support this chapter/book but the community or a part of the community
didn't want that change at the time, so it was rejected.
I never stopped to say that it was a big fault.

Now I am in a position that I don't know if we should continue with LFS,
as development doesn't simple happen anymore. 
The new gcc is out for months, binutils had a new version and we still
don't know if we'll have a release and who is going to take this out
and ... we still struggle in BLFS for a release for almost a year.

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