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Linux From Scratch

Last Update: 2020-09-17 07:48 UTC


Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system. There are a lot of reasons why somebody would want to install an LFS system. The question most people raise is "why go through all the hassle of manually installing a Linux system from scratch when you can just download an existing distribution like Debian or Redhat". That is a valid question which I hope to answer for you. The most important reason for LFS's existence is teaching people how a Linux system works internally. Building an LFS system teaches you about all that makes Linux tick, how things work together, and depend on each other. And most importantly, how to customize it to your own taste and needs.

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Linux From Scratch Summary
Distribution Linux From Scratch
Home Page http://www.linuxfromscratch.org
Mailing Lists http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/support.html
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Documentation http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/
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Download Mirrors http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/download.html
Bug Tracker http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-09-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 10.0
 • 2020-03-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 9.1
 • 2019-09-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 9.0
 • 2019-03-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.4
 • 2018-09-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.3
 • 2018-03-03: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.2
 • 2017-09-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.1
 • 2017-02-26: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 8.0
 • 2016-09-08: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.10
 • 2016-03-09: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.9
 • 2016-02-15: Development Release: Linux From Scratch 7.9-rc1
 • 2015-10-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 7.8
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 •2018-06-05 Debian package tools on LFS
 •2016-03-30 LFS systemd 7.9 released
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Feature unstable 10.0 10.0-BLFS 9.1 9.1-BLFS 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.10 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.0 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.3 Feature
Release Date 2020-09-15 2020-09-02 2020-09-02 2020-03-02 2020-03-02 2019-09-01 2019-03-01 2018-09-02 2018-03-03 2017-09-01 2016-09-07 2016-03-08 2015-10-01 2015-03-06 2014-09-23 2014-03-02 2013-09-08 2013-03-02 2012-09-02 2012-03-02 2011-10-29 2011-03-05 2010-09-19 2010-03-01 2009-08-16 2008-11-23 2007-08-28 2006-08-03 2004-12-08 2004-05-16 2003-11-05 2003-04-28 2002-10-05 2002-04-07 2002-03-07 2001-12-03 2001-09-21 2000-08-28 2000-04-03 2000-02-11 Release Date
End Of Life                                                                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)                                                                                 Image Size (MB)
Free Download Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386, PPC i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- fr fr -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List   10.0 10.0-blfs 9.1 9.1-blfs 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.10 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6   7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3             3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.3 Full Package List

Full Package List:   Linux From Scratch 10.0-blfs
  Number of packages: 688 (download as TXT)
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  •  aalib 1.4rc5
  •  abiword 3.0.4
  •  accountsservice 0.6.55
  •  acpid 2.0.32
  •  adwaita icon theme 3.36.1
  •  alsa firmware 1.2.1
  •  alsa lib 1.2.3.2
  •  alsa oss 1.1.8
  •  alsa plugins 1.2.2
  •  alsa tools 1.2.2
  •  alsa utils 1.2.3
  •  amtk 5.1.1
  •  apache 2.4.46
  •  apache ant 1.10.8
  •  apr 1.7.0
  •  apr util 1.6.1
  •  ark 20.08.0
  •  asciidoc 9.0.2
  •  aspell 0.60.8
  •  asymptote 2.67
  •  at 3.2.1
  •  atk 2.36.0
  •  atkmm 2.28.0
  •  at spi2 atk 2.34.2
  •  at spi2 core 2.36.0
  •  audacious 4.0.5
  •  audiofile 0.3.6
  •  autoconf2.13
  •  autofs 5.1.6
  •  autovivification 0.18
  •  avahi 0.8
  •  babl 0.1.78
  •  balsa 2.5.11
  •  baobab 3.34.1
  •  biber 2.14
  •  bind 9.16.5
  •  blocaled 0.3
  •  bluefish 2.2.11
  •  bluez 5.54
  •  bogofilter 1.2.5
  •  boost 1.74.0
  •  brasero 3.12.2
  •  breeze icons 5.73.0
  •  bridge utils 1.6
  •  brotli 1.0.7
  •  btrfs progs 5.7
  •  bubblewrap 0.4.1
  •  cairo 1.17.2+f93fc72c03e
  •  cairomm 1.12.2
  •  c ares 1.16.1
  •  cbindgen 0.14.3
  •  cdparanoia iii 10.2
  •  cdrdao 1.2.4
  •  cdrtools 3.02a09
  •  cheese 3.34.0
  •  cifs utils 6.10
  •  clisp 2.49
  •  clone 0.45
  •  clucene 2.3.3.4
  •  clutter 1.26.4
  •  clutter gst 3.0.27
  •  clutter gtk 1.8.4
  •  cmake 3.18.1
  •  cogl 1.22.8
  •  colord 1.4.4
  •  colord gtk 0.2.0
  •  compface 1.5.2
  •  cpio 2.13
  •  cracklib 2.9.7
  •  cryptsetup 2.3.3
  •  cups 2.3.3
  •  cups filters 1.27.5
  •  cups pk helper 0.2.6
  •  curl 7.71.1
  •  dash 0.5.11.2
  •  datetime 1.52
  •  dbus 1.12.20
  •  dbus glib 0.110
  •  dbusmock 0.19
  •  decorator 4.4.2
  •  desktop file utils 0.26
  •  dhcp 4.4.2
  •  dhcpcd 9.1.4
  •  docbook 3.1 dtd
  •  docbook 4.5 dtd
  •  docbook dsssl 1.79
  •  docbook utils 0.6.14
  •  docbook xml 4.5
  •  docbook xml 5.0
  •  docbook xml 5.1
  •  docbook xsl nons 1.79.2
  •  docutils 0.16
  •  dosfstools 4.1
  •  double conversion 3.1.5
  •  dovecot 2.3.11.3
  •  doxygen 1.8.19
  •  dvd+rw tools 7.1
  •  dvisvgm 2.10
  •  ed 1.16
  •  elogind 243.7
  •  emacs 27.1
  •  enchant 2.2.8
  •  enscript 1.6.6
  •  eog 3.36.3
  •  epdfview 0.1.8
  •  epiphany 3.36.4
  •  evince 3.36.7
  •  evolution 3.36.5
  •  evolution data server 3.36.5
  •  exempi 2.5.2
  •  exim 4.94
  •  exiv2 0.27.3
  •  exo 0.12.11
  •  extra cmake modules 5.73.0
  •  faac 1_30
  •  faad2 2_9_2
  •  falkon 3.1.0
  •  fcron 3.2.1
  •  fdk aac 2.0.1
  •  feh 3.4.1
  •  fetchmail 6.4.8
  •  ffmpeg 4.3.1
  •  fftw 3.3.8
  •  file roller 3.36.3
  •  firefox 78.2.0
  •  flac 1.3.3
  •  fltk 1.3.5
  •  fluxbox 1.3.7
  •  folks 0.14.0
  •  fontconfig 2.13.1
  •  fontforge 20200314
  •  fop 2.5
  •  freeglut 3.2.1
  •  freetype 2.10.2
  •  frei0r plugins 1.7.0
  •  fribidi 1.0.9
  •  fuse 3.9.3
  •  garcon 0.7.0
  •  gavl 1.4.0
  •  gc 8.0.4
  •  gcc 10.2.0
  •  gconf 3.2.6
  •  gcr 3.36.0
  •  gdb 9.2
  •  gdk pixbuf 2.40.0
  •  gdl 3.34.0
  •  gdm 3.36.3
  •  gedit 3.36.2
  •  gegl 0.4.26
  •  geoclue 2.5.6
  •  geocode glib 3.26.2
  •  gexiv2 0.12.1
  •  gfbgraph 0.2.4
  •  ghostscript 9.52
  •  giflib 5.2.1
  •  gimp 2.10.20
  •  git 2.28.0
  •  gjs 1.64.4
  •  glew 2.1.0
  •  glib 2.64.4
  •  glibmm 2.64.2
  •  glib networking 2.64.3
  •  glm 0.9.9.8
  •  glu 9.0.1
  •  gmime 2.6.23
  •  gnome autoar 0.2.4
  •  gnome backgrounds 3.36.0
  •  gnome bluetooth 3.34.1
  •  gnome calculator 3.36.0
  •  gnome color manager 3.36.0
  •  gnome control center 3.36.4
  •  gnome desktop 3.36.5
  •  gnome disk utility 3.36.3
  •  gnome icon theme 3.12.0
  •  gnome icon theme extras 3.12.0
  •  gnome icon theme symbolic 3.12.0
  •  gnome keyring 3.36.0
  •  gnome logs 3.36.0
  •  gnome maps 3.36.4
  •  gnome menus 3.36.0
  •  gnome nettool 3.8.1
  •  gnome online accounts 3.36.0
  •  gnome power manager 3.32.0
  •  gnome screenshot 3.36.0
  •  gnome session 3.36.0
  •  gnome settings daemon 3.36.1
  •  gnome shell 3.36.5
  •  gnome shell extensions 3.36.3
  •  gnome system monitor 3.36.1
  •  gnome terminal 3.36.2
  •  gnome themes extra 3.28
  •  gnome tweaks 3.34.0
  •  gnome user docs 3.36.2
  •  gnome video effects 0.5.0
  •  gnome weather 3.36.1
  •  gnumeric 1.12.48
  •  gnupg 2.2.21
  •  gnutls 3.6.14
  •  gobject introspection 1.64.1
  •  goffice 0.10.48
  •  gparted 1.1.0
  •  gpgme 1.14.0
  •  gpicview 0.2.5
  •  gpm 1.20.7
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.5
  •  grantlee 5.2.0
  •  graphene 1.10.2
  •  graphite2 1.3.14
  •  graphviz 2.44.1
  •  grilo 0.3.12
  •  gsettings desktop schemas 3.36.1
  •  gsl 2.6
  •  gsound 1.0.2
  •  gspell 1.8.3
  •  gst libav 1.16.2
  •  gst plugins bad 1.16.2
  •  gst plugins base 1.16.2
  •  gst plugins good 1.16.2
  •  gst plugins ugly 1.16.2
  •  gstreamer 1.16.2
  •  gstreamer vaapi 1.16.2
  •  gtk+ 2.24.32
  •  gtk+ 3.24.22
  •  gtk doc 1.32
  •  gtkmm 2.24.5
  •  gtkmm 3.24.2
  •  gtksourceview 3.24.11
  •  gtksourceview4 4.6.1
  •  gtk vnc 1.0.0
  •  gucharmap 12.0.1
  •  guile 3.0.4
  •  gutenprint 5.3.3
  •  gvfs 1.44.1
  •  gwenview 20.08.0
  •  harfbuzz 2.7.1
  •  haveged 1.9.13
  •  hd2u 1.0.4
  •  hdparm 9.58
  •  hexchat 2.14.3
  •  hicolor icon theme 0.17
  •  highlight 3.57
  •  ibus 1.5.22
  •  icewm 1.8.0
  •  icon naming utils 0.8.90
  •  icu 67.1
  •  id3lib 3.8.3
  •  imagemagick 7.0.10 27
  •  imlib2 1.7.0
  •  importer 0.025
  •  inkscape 1.0
  •  install tl unx
  •  iptables 1.8.5
  •  itstool 2.0.6
  •  iw 5.4
  •  jansson 2.13.1
  •  jasper 2.0.14
  •  java 14.0.1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15
  •  jinja2 2.11.2
  •  joe 4.6
  •  js 68.11.0
  •  json c 0.15
  •  json glib 1.4.4
  •  k3b 20.08.0
  •  kate 20.08.0
  •  kdenlive 20.08.0
  •  keybinder 0.3.1
  •  keybinder 3.0 0.3.2
  •  keyutils 1.6.1
  •  khelpcenter 20.08.0
  •  kmix 20.08.0
  •  konsole 20.08.0
  •  kwave 20.08.0
  •  lame 3.100
  •  ldns 1.7.1
  •  liba52 0.7.4
  •  libaio 0.3.112
  •  libao 1.2.0
  •  libarchive 3.4.3
  •  libass 0.14.0
  •  libassuan 2.5.3
  •  libatasmart 0.19
  •  libatomic_ops 7.6.10
  •  libblockdev 2.24
  •  libburn 1.5.2
  •  libbytesize 2.4
  •  libcanberra 0.30
  •  libcddb 1.3.2
  •  libcdio 2.1.0
  •  libchamplain 0.12.20
  •  libdaemon 0.14
  •  libdazzle 3.36.0
  •  libdbusmenu qt 0.9.3+16.04.20160218
  •  libdiscid 0.6.2
  •  libdrm 2.4.102
  •  libdv 1.0.0
  •  libdvdcss 1.4.2
  •  libdvdnav 6.1.0
  •  libdvdread 6.1.1
  •  libepoxy 1.5.4
  •  libevent 2.1.12
  •  libexif 0.6.22
  •  libfm 1.3.1
  •  libfm extra 1.3.1
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.6
  •  libgdata 0.17.12
  •  libgee 0.20.3
  •  libglade 2.6.4
  •  libgpg error 1.38
  •  libgrss 0.7.0
  •  libgsf 1.14.47
  •  libgtop 2.40.0
  •  libgudev 233
  •  libgusb 0.3.5
  •  libgweather 3.36.1
  •  libgxps 0.3.1
  •  libhandy 0.0.13
  •  libical 3.0.8
  •  libidn 1.36
  •  libidn2 2.3.0
  •  libinput 1.16.1
  •  libiodbc 3.52.12
  •  libisoburn 1.5.2
  •  libisofs 1.5.2
  •  libjpeg turbo 2.0.5
  •  libkcddb 20.08.0
  •  libkdcraw 20.08.0
  •  libkexiv2 20.08.0
  •  libksba 1.4.0
  •  liblinear 241
  •  libmad 0.15.1b
  •  libmbim 1.24.2
  •  libmng 2.0.3
  •  libmnl 1.0.4
  •  libmpeg2 0.5.1
  •  libmusicbrainz 2.1.5
  •  libmusicbrainz 5.1.0
  •  libmypaint 1.6.1
  •  libndp 1.7
  •  libnfsidmap 0.26
  •  libnl 3.5.0
  •  libnma 1.8.30
  •  libnotify 0.7.9
  •  libnsl 1.2.0
  •  liboauth 1.0.3
  •  libogg 1.3.4
  •  libpaper 1.1.24+nmu5
  •  libpcap 1.9.1
  •  libpeas 1.26.0
  •  libpng 1.6.37
  •  libpsl 0.21.1
  •  libpwquality 1.4.2
  •  libqmi 1.26.2
  •  libquicktime 1.2.4
  •  libraw 0.20.0
  •  libreoffice 7.0.0
  •  librep 0.92.7
  •  librsvg 2.48.8
  •  libsamplerate 0.1.9
  •  libseccomp 2.5.0
  •  libsecret 0.20.3
  •  libsigc++ 2.10.3
  •  libsigsegv 2.12
  •  libsndfile 1.0.28
  •  libsoup 2.70.0
  •  libspiro 20200505
  •  libssh2 1.9.0
  •  libstatgrab 0.92
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Version: 9.1-BLFS
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-09-02
Votes: 7


Not really a distro since it is in book form,

I have this in production. Total control over which packages to install. No overhead. Light and fast. Lack of package management is not a problem as every six months, there is a new version. Which reminds me, version 10 is out, time to get busy.


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Version: 9.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-06-14
Votes: 11


LFS goes one step further from Arch, Gentoo or Slackware, as you're completely building from scratch. Even the shell must be set up using a host system. So yes, it's extremely long and tough.

But, LFS gives you unrivalled customisation whilst giving you a step-by-step guide to follow, so it's not too tough. Since you're doing it by hand, you're free to add your own packages or versions for your distro. And I say YOUR distro - it's not an Arch installation or something like that. By the end of it, you'll have a distribution you created, and it's ready to share with others (hopefully).

Add some experience in C/C++, Python, and you'll be able to extend and improve your distribution.

If you want easy, stick with Ubuntu or Mint (for example). But if you want the pride of building your very own distro your way, LFS is the way to go. It will put those "BTW I use Arch" guys in their place.

One thing to improve - maybe make the guide easier to read. Add colour, spread it out.



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Version: 8.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-18
Votes: 10


I am free to maintain this system as I see fit, no faceless admins - I have complete and total control, I can choose my own destiny with this distro, and keep package versions how I want, and disable and enable the features I WANT.


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