As promised: LFS compilation summary

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at
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
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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