Linux From Scratch 7.4 RC1 发布
Linux From Scratch项目简称LFS，它提供必要的步骤，帮你一步一步地创建自己定制的Linux系统。关于为什么有人希望安装一套LFS系统，我们可以给出很多的理由。人们问得最多的问题是，既然可以下载到一份成型的套件比如Debian或者Red Hat，为什么还要去争论从头开始手工安装一份Linux系统呢？这是一个很合理的问题，我将问答你。LFS存在的最重要的原因就是教给人们一个Linux系统其内部是如何工作的。自己创建一份LFS系统将让你了解到Linux工作的每个细节，以及它们是如何彼此依赖和协同工作的。最重要的在于，你可以按自己的喜好和需求定制它。
Bruce Dubbs has announced that the first release candidate for Linux From Scratch ( LFS) 7.4 is available for testing. Linux From Scratch is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source. From the release announcement:
" The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS Version 7.4-rc1. This is the first release candidate on the road to LFS-7.4. It is a major release with toolchain updates to binutils, glibc, and gcc. In total, 32 packages were updated from LFS-7.3 and changes to bootscripts and text have been made throughout the book. We encourage all users to read through this release of the book and test the instructions so that we can make the final release as good as possible. Please direct any comments about this release to the LFS development team. "
As usual, the Linux From Scratch book is available for online viewing and for download. The LFS project primarily serves as an educational exercise for those who are interested in the nuts and bolts of a Linux system.