"Like nearly every other person who has contributed to this
series, I have tinkered around with my share of Linux
distributions. I happened on Linux From Scratch (LFS) about an year
and a half ago. With LFS, my choices run deep into the system--into
matters such as which shell to run, what feature of glibc to use,
and how to tailor boot scripts. LFS 6.0, which is what I have built
my system around, comes with gcc 3.4.1 (which is used to build
everything else), a fairly recent CVS build of glibc 2.3.4 (which
the LFS team provides for download), kernel 220.127.116.11, and udev.
"LFS is a source-based distribution, and that detail alone
nearly put me off it the first time around..."
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