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From: Alon Keren <alon.keren@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Creating a LFS system with Portage
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:12:47
1 Hi,
3 I'm considering using Portage to build a Linux From Scratch system
4 (LFS basically means building a completely customized Linux machine,
5 using a toolchain).
6 The little documentation online regarding such a feat, along with my
7 little experience with Portage, means that I would have to go
8 knee-deep (in creating ebuilds) before even knowing if it is feasible,
9 so I thought I'd ask here for some insight.
11 I noticed that the Catalyst project deals with toolchain building, but
12 it is Gentoo-centric, and with virtually no documentation.
13 I also noticed that Portage allows defining the ROOT environment
14 variable (in '/etc/make.conf') in order "to specify the target
15 root filesystem to be used for merging packages or ebuilds". I wonder
16 if emerging this way is enough to build a runnable OS, or if there are
17 special prerequisites the host system (aside from running emerge) or
18 destination file-system must meet.
20 Thanks in advance,
21 Alon
23 PS.
25 Please CC me your replies as I'm not subscribed to messages from this list
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Creating a LFS system with Portage Hans-Werner Hilse <hilse@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Creating a LFS system with Portage Alan McKinnon <alan@××××××××××××××××.za>