Sunday, September 2, 2012

Linux From Scratch 7.2

Bruce Dubbs has announced the release of Linux From Scratch (LFS) 7.2, a book of instructions on how to build a base Linux system from scratch by utilising an existing Linux system or a live CD: "The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS Version 7.2. It is a major release with toolchain updates to both glibc 2.16.0 and GCC 4.7.1. In total, 28 packages were updated from LFS 7.1 and changes to boot scripts and text have been made throughout the book." Other updates in this release include Linux kernel 3.5.2, GRUB 2.00, Perl 5.16.1, udev 188 (extracted from systemd 188), Coreutils 8.19 and most other GNU utilities, switch from module-init-tools to kmod. Visit the project's news page to read the release announcement. As always, the book is available as an online resource, but it can also be downloaded in PDF and HTML formats. The 352-page publication serves primarily as an educational exercise for those who would like to learn about Linux internals in a hands-on, practical manner.

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