Linux From Scratch (LFS) is an open source project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.
There are a lot of reasons why somebody would want to install an LFS system. The question most people raise is "why go through all the hassle of manually installing a Linux system from scratch when you can just download an existing distribution?".
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· It is a major release with toolchain updates to binutils-2.23.1, glibc-2.17, and gcc-4.7.2. In total, 31 packages were updated from LFS-7.2 and changes to bootscripts and text have been made throughout the book.