Host System Requirements
In order to use LFScript, your host operating system must meet certain requirements. This page describes the commands used to make your operating system compatible with LFS/LFScript.
fsOS (Live CD)
Tested version: 4r16
The fsOS Live CD already meets all host system requirements.
Tested version: 6.0.4 ("Squeeze")
A clean installation of Debian (with GUI and basic utilities) lacks
gawk and the required symlink to
ln -svf bash /bin/sh apt-get install bison gawk
Tested version: 13.37
A full install of Slackware meets all host system requirements.
10.04.4 Live CD
Ubuntu 10.04.4 was the last version of Ubuntu to support
i486 processors. Therefore it is an excellent host system to build LFS for older systems. This version of Ubuntu is used to bootstrap the
i486 LFScript Live CD.
Update repository information:
Satisfy LFS requirements:
ln -svf /bin/bash /bin/sh apt-get install bison build-essential
Note that current LFS host requirements specify slightly newer versions of
XZ than are used in Ubuntu 10.04.4, but this does not seem to cause any problems.
If you want to use ScriptFactory, you will need
apt-get install subversion patch
If you are rebuilding LFClass, you will need
Zlib and the
Java SDK, in addition to essential building tools:
apt-get install build-essential libz-dev openjdk-6-jdk
A clean installation of Ubuntu lacks
texinfo and the required symlink to
ln -svf bash /bin/sh apt-get install bison gawk patch texinfo
The basic requirements are the same as those for Linux From Scratch. To determine if your OS meets these requirements you should run the version-check.sh script presented in LFS.
In addition to the basic requirements, your host system needs to have
wget installed if you want LFScript to download source code automatically. Having
wget installed is highly recommended, because there could be several hundred files which must be downloaded.