LFS-3.3 install script

Conrad Newton conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Fri Aug 23 08:38:36 PDT 2002

Notes on the script:  install-lfs-3.3

The script requires that you have first downloaded
the lfs-packages-3.3 and lfs-commands-3.3

Then you have to edit the commands to suit your system,
according to instructions given in the lfs-book.

The script is a passive or "stupid" script, meaning
that it will only do what you tell it.  So if you
have special optimizations you want to include,
you have to write them into the lfs-commands . . .
The only point with the script is to save you
the trouble of sitting at the computer for five
hours typing in one command after the other.

Despite its stupidity, the script does do some minimal
error checking.  It will not execute if you have not
edited the lfs-commands, for example.  If you run the
script as an ordinary user, it will only check to see
that you have edited the lfs-commands, without changing
anything.  To install the lfs-packages on /mnt/lfs, 
you must run the script as root.

The script is located at



On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 12:02:11PM +0000, Rui Ferreira wrote:
> Hi,
> Here I am again striking on the same key.
> As I previously thought, many of you have your little scripts to automate 
> the process of building LFS.
> ALFS in the cvs is stalled and (AFAIsee) is not going the way of arranging 
> the commands in a bash script; and neither of the others do that.
> Since the book is about:"... the process of creating a Linux system from 
> scratch from an already installed Linux distribution,...", how about "one 
> way to write a script to automate the process of...". Something that you 
> run in your host distro with the packages allready downloaded.
> It has been a good exercise for me and some details have been pointed out 
> in recent threads.
> I know I'm just a proto-candidate-to-beginner but I'd like to gather all 
> into one with the best ideas all of you come up with.
> All I'm asking is to tar.bzip your scratches and send'em down, even if 
> they're broke and whatever version they're suppose to build. Just don't 
> send the sources with it.
> If people at alfs-discuss don't mind (Jesse & Co), I'll be there dusting 
> off and sweeping the floor, waiting for you. (I'll be a sitting duck - just 
> shoot me down).
> I'm posting this mail here(lfs-support) because that's where everybody is.
> This is an official newbie attack.
> Rui Ferreira
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