Introduction Below follows a list of all the packages that you will need to download in order to build a basic Linux system. The listed version numbers correspond to versions of the software that are known to work. This book is based on those versions. If you download a newer version of some package and experience problems that you can't solve yourself, then please download the precise version listed in this book. All the URL's below refer to the Linux-From-Scratch server. But there are several FTP mirrors available from which you can download the files as well. The addresses of these can be found in . The LFS FTP archive only contains the versions of the packages that are used in this book. You can check the official download sites given in to determine whether a newer package has become available. If you do download a newer package, we would appreciate hearing whether you were able to install the package without any fault using this book's instructions, or not. Note that all files downloaded from the LFS FTP archive are compressed with bzip2 instead of gz. If you don't know how to handle bz2 files yet, check out .