[lfs-support] LFS and BLFS Version 8.4 are released

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:06:26 PST 2019

The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of 
LFS Version 8.4, LFS Version 8.4 (systemd), BLFS Version 8.4, and BLFS 
Version 8.4 (systemd).

This release is a major update to both LFS and BLFS.

The LFS release includes updates to glibc-2.29, binutils-2.32, and 
bash-5.0.  A total of 33 packages have been updated. Changes to text 
have been made throughout the book. The Linux kernel has also been 
updated to version 4.20.12.

The BLFS version includes approximately 1000 packages beyond the base 
Linux From Scratch Version 8.3 book. This release has over 730 updates 
from the previous version in addition to numerous text and formatting 

Thanks for this release goes to many contributors.  Notably:

Douglas Reno
DJ Lucas
Ken Moffat
Thomas Trepl
Pierre Labastie
Tim Tassonis,

You can read the books online[0]-[3], or download[4]-[7] to read locally.

Please direct any comments about this release to the LFS development
team at lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org or blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org. 
Registration for the mailing lists is required to avoid junk email.

   -- Bruce Dubbs

[0] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/8.4/
[1] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/8.4/
[2] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/8.4-systemd/
[3] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/8.4-systemd/

[4] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.4/
[5] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/8.4/
[6] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.4-systemd/
[7] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/8.4-systemd/

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