In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Darren
on Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:35:19 GMT
> Why not build your own Linux from scratch?
> (for some reason I filed this bookmark under "Australia")
Well, you are accessing an Aussie mirror, from the looks of it. :-)
> Then to build X from scratch on top of your LFS - grab
> the sources from:
> Once you have that done - you could easily install GNOME -
> just follow the instructions in the GNOME installation guide:
Is there a KDE variant for this as well? I'd hope so.
> And there you have it .. a raw Linux/X/GNOME box -
> no Debian, no Redhat, no Caldera, no SuSE, no Mandrake ..
> Just a pure hotrod of a PC built from the ground up.
> I must say I do like converting tarballs into RPMs - but that's
> easy: "rpm -ta <tarball>"
> RPMs makes configuration management a snap - even easier than on a
> MS-Windows box.
I'm preferntial to .deb files, myself, although I've not yet
looked up how to make them myself. :-)
> It's Linux folks - have fun with it.
I'll admit I'm contemplating setting up a basic Debian system
just to build LFS using it and then overwrite it completely. :-)
(It requires 2.4.16, as of book version 3.1.)
I should also point out that some of the stuff comes from CVS, for
those interested in near-bleeding-edge development. :-) (I'm
not sure I'm quite that crazy -- yet. But it's a nice option, for
those so inclined; I download WinE using CVS on occasion.)
But yeah, shades of the 50's. Linux is making computing fun again. :-)
> --No job is too small for dynamite.
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