dueffert at uwe-dueffert.de
Thu Oct 16 02:36:39 PDT 2008
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, TheOldFellow wrote:
> However, I do not believe that there is much value in it as a
> bootstrap, when, as Alexander says, there is knoppix (and a plethora of
> other LiveCD distros) and maintenance resources are scarce.
Well, I really do believe there is value in a (minimal, somehow
up-to-date) LFS LiveCD. For me its an ideal starting point to bring LFS to
a machine. There is usually no other usable host system on it (no Linux at
all, a hopelessly outdated one or a non-functional one). Yes, another
LiveCD would usually work as well, but has some disadvantages:
I have to care whether it meets all requirements whereas building some
current LFS from some current LFS LiveCD would just be expected to cause
And even more important: Its a working example. If something goes wrong,
e.g. because of deviating from a book or because of testing a newer
version of some package, there is a reference. One could copy config
files, use binaries, compare the existence if files and so on easier than
with other distros.
So for me, a pretty minimal LFS LiveCD (English only, console only, just a
few basic tools like lynx (or mc for nostalgic reasons)) would be quite
handy. Sounds like pretty little effort to keep that up-to-date, but
would surely save me time and headache.
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