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Last Update: 2023-09-18 10:34 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-09-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 12.0
 • 2023-03-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 11.3
 • 2022-09-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 11.2
 • 2022-03-01: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 11.1
 • 2021-09-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 11.0
 • 2021-03-02: Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 10.1
 • 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
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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 12.0 12.0-BLFS 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.1 10.0 9.1 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 2023-09-17 2023-09-01 2023-09-01 2023-03-01 2022-09-01 2022-03-01 2021-09-02 2021-03-01 2020-09-02 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
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 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 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 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 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, 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 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   12.0 12.0-blfs 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.1 10.0 9.1 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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  •  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
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Version: 11.3-BLFS
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-07-10
Votes: 6


I've been using LFS since version 10.0 (9/2020). It was and continues to be a great teaching tool for me.

First, you download all the souce code from the individual developers onto your host OS (one wget command). Then you partition, setup a file system, and start compiling. First you build the tool chain, then you build all the components of the system itself. The first time, it may take a day to understand and follow all instructions. After that, less than a day. There is even an automation tool to automatically build, which can make a bootable system in a few hours.

Then comes the real fun, "Beyond Linux From Scratch" (BLFS). This is all the extras you might need. Desktop environments like Gnome, XFCE, KDE. Web browsers, LibreOffice, Transmission, too many to name. As full-featured as most distros out there (except the package management system). And if your package is not available. The knowledge you have acquired in building the system will allow you to build almost any open source software. Be the ruler of your desktop! As with any system, just be sure to back up. I use Timeshift, which is not included, but is a simple build.

Pros:

- Learn a lot. Learn to install almost anything from souce code.
- Make the system you want, not someone else
- Choice of systemd or SysV
- Hundreds of packages to choose from
- Always being updated (quick security notifications, updates and patches)
- Automated system works on LFS and BLFS
- Great for learning to configure and build kernels.
- Rewarding feeling knowing you compiled everything.

Cons:

- Can be time consuming, but not that bad after you get to the desktop stage, IMO. Go get a coffee.
- No package management, although some people have devised management systems.
- When new, incompatible glibc updates come out (about once a year or less), most people will just start over.
- Some people don't care to learn
- Rarely, the development branch won't build because of incompatibilities among components.


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Version: 11.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-03-31
Votes: 13


Very good for education but when it comes to package management, even though some techniques are shared, you'll probably end up forking Portage or Pacman. Having that in mind, you might want to check the Gentoo or Arch Linux route. Yes you can create your own repositories with your own package manager but A LOT OF WORK is already done with Arch by the fact that the pre-compiled binaries are also tested by many people. As for gentoo, there's plenty of ebuilds that exist already and have been proven to be solid. There's no limit to how far you can go but I think it's a better thing for the Linux world to strengthen what's already available out there. My suggestions to the people behind LFS would be to teach people how to make immutable OS such as Nixos or how to manage your distro so that when you update your system, it acts as swupd which only gets the changed portion of software leading for faster updates. I give LFS a good 9 out of 10


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Version: 11.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-02-18
Votes: 23


An operating system in its purest form: a book/collection of text files.

Although obviously different, it reminds me of Starting FORTH/Thinking FORTH.

RTFM ("Read The Fundamental Manual"), and get building.

When you operate Slackware you learn about Slackware.

When you apply LFS, you learn about Linux.


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