Linux From Scratch 8, a new version of an old distribution

Linux From Scratch 8

One of the most loved projects in the world Gnu / Linux has recently been updated. Linux From Scratch has reached version 8, a version that will help us create a more updated and stable Gnu / Linux distribution if possible, all without the famous systemd.

LFS or BLFS are projects aimed at helping the user to create a GNU / Linux distribution from scratch by himself. Thus, in addition to libraries and compilers, LFS 8 updates guide texts as well as numerous scripts that are used to compile and create the distribution.

In total there is talk of more than 700 packages and files that have been updated and changed by this update. These updates include packages such as GCC that is updated to version 6.2.0, Glibc to version 2.24 or binutils to version 2.27.

Linux From Scratch 8 updates not only its libraries but also the way it is built

It is worth mentioning at this point the changes made in Linux From Scratch 8 towards the Lib symbolic link, a link that has been changed to lib64, so that the system is oriented to the 64-bit architecture. Another link that has been changed, in this case disabled, is /usr/bin/ld.gold, a link that will no longer be enabled and that will make life easier for many users who wish to use the project.

There are many projects that are based on LFS or BLFS so it is expected that after this update, other famous projects will follow this update. To mention one, gNewSense, the famous GNU distribution is based on this project. But there are more distributions that follow this project.

If you are interested in this distribution or in using this project for your personal projects, in this link You will find not only the latest version of Linux from Scratch but also all the information to create your personal distribution.


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  1.   m37r0 said

    Why do you never put the links of the software you comment? We can all search the internet, but it would help :)