Subject: Re: base system + pkgsrc software
To: Lieven De Keyzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/2007 10:38:37
On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Lieven De Keyzer wrote:
> On 8/14/07, Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > p.s. Since you use Linux from Scratch, you should simplify it as much as
> > possible and use pkgsrc components. I have done this a lot for a few years
> > to build pkgsrc-only Linux systems.
> Could you elaborate on how you build pkgsrc-only Linux systems? Are
> there besides the kernel any other applications or libraries not
> managed by pkgsrc?
It has been awhile since I have worked on it. But I did run and maintain
it for a few years.
Even the kernel and glibc and every single component was built via pkgsrc
and maintained via pkgsrc tools. A lot of it (but not all) is in
This is old but here are some links:
(The rest of my docs would be in many emails I composed over a few years.)
> > p.p.s. If you, or anyone else, wants to help me document building Linux
> > systems from source (not specific to LFS or pkgsrc but do mention both),
> > please let me know.
> Yes, I'm interested in helping you.
Thanks. I will get back with you. I have one other person email also.
Basically, I want to work on the docs on what I did but also be more
generic so it doesn't solely focus on pkgsrc. It will document what makes
a Linux distro -- what components, how to configure, build and install,
plus add-ons. (I know LFS and other books exist already.) It will use
pkgsrc for some examples.
Jeremy C. Reed