The Linux From Scratch project is intended for Linux users who want to build their own custom Linux system. Reasons for wanting to build such a system are diverse. Perhaps you want to get into more detail as to what happens behind the scenes. Perhaps you are fed up with the bloated standard distributions. Or perhaps you don't want to rely on pre-compiled binaries out of concerns for security.
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Release Notes: This release includes a large number of package upgrades (including Linux 126.96.36.199, GCC 3.4.3, Glibc 2.3.4) and security fixes (including the recently disclosed zlib vulnerability). It also includes a large amount of editorial work on the explanatory material throughout the book, improving both the clarity and accuracy of the text.
Release Notes: The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 6.0. This major revision of the book includes a number of major package upgrades, including GCC 3.4.x, Linux kernel 188.8.131.52, and the Udev software package, allowing for dynamic creation of device nodes. The text has also been vastly rewritten for improved readability.
Release Notes: This release fixed several release-process related problems and minor spelling and grammatical errors. The package and patch versions remain unchanged.
No changes have been submitted for this release.
Release Notes: This major milestone features a new method with strong emphasis on building a correct compilation environment and base libraries independent from the host system. It features Linux kernel version 2.4.22, the GNU C Library 2.3.2, the GNU Compiler Collection 3.3.1, and a bootloader change from LILO to GRUB, amongst other package upgrades. The book's explanatory texts have also been enhanced.