[lfs-dev] ANNOUNCEMENT - Major Proposed Changes to LFS

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 05:46:11 PDT 2020

In the last few weeks, the LFS editors have been working on a major 
overhaul of LFS.  This work can be reviewed at


The elements of building LFS using cross compiling techniques have 
changed a lot.  The old Chapter 5 has been split into three chapters 
that have a different focus for each chapter.

Some of the advantages include not requiring a /tools symlink on the 
host system and not requiring a lot of hackish symlinks when starting 
the final build system.

In addition, a lot of work was done to minimize the number of test 
failures in the different packages.

Finally, every page in the new book was reviewed and textual updates 
made to clarify different elements of the LFS process.

We welcome comments and criticisms large and small.

   -- Bruce

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