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If you read my articles from a while back, you have seen my great interest in distributions like Gentoo and Linux From Scratch. Soil also emphasize that, although they are more complicated to install systems end up being not as complicated as they seem. Of course for an amateur (like me), requires a couple of failed attempts to understand what needs to be done and then another couple of attempts that are catastrophic to follow an instruction or type bad bad a command. I invited you to try both, you now share my experience with Linux From Scratch … Literally .
For those not in issue, Linux From Scratch is a traditional installer distribution without . Not even provide installation media. Only a book that gives the steps to, first, set up a system that can run bash temporary and compile everything we need and, second, install the system itself. Previously, he had already managed to install, that is, complete the book. Until that point, we have only the starting sad headless expecting our username and password. The idea is to continue installing everyday applications to have a little more useful. That last point, for reasons of time, I always was pending. It is a second book called Beyond Linux From Scratch ( Beyond Linux From Scratch ) that follows the same idea as above.
Before going to the video itself I want to comment a bit on camera behind . etching process itself lasted twenty hours (nine hours to Linux From Scratch and fifteen hours for Beyond Linux From Scratch). Itself does not look much but would have to add a failed attempt above (also recorded) I had to redo the sixteen hours. All over the course of several days, each fragment does not last more than a couple of hours. Furthermore, it should be noted that much of the time have to be entering commands. My point with this is that it is a work of patience but also becomes eternal depending on the microprocessor you are using, in my case an Intel Core i3.
Both books use a measurement system based on SBUs time is the time it takes to configure, compile and install the Binutils package. Each package has calculated a value of SBUs, therefore, we can approximate how long it might take. For example, most are about 1 or slightly SBU. In my case, one SBU equivalent to two minutes and thirty-three seconds. Although a couple of SBUs not seem like much time, appear critical moments of the installation as compiling GCC together with evidence that leads SBU 53.5 . Besides this there are a couple of long duration like Qt but not the majority.
On the other hand, even if the process seems long, does it become repetitive as though one should not be completely aware of everything but typing commands and expect not to leave any mistakes. Besides, one can continue to work with the computer and let it compile the packages take longer. Suppose we have a low SBU: to be doing at times packages every day, not take much longer than a month. No more words, here is the video
. If you want to skip to a particular section in the description of the video are the timestamps for each section of the book. Of course not in real time but hundred times faster
As you have seen, over the longer parts, I could not resist playing some old classics and to monitor what was going on with the build. If someone does not seem appropriate, I have in my defense xkcd strip that pretty much sums up what it means waiting for the compilation.
The # 1 Programmer excuse to laze
justifiably “my code is compiling “.
– Hey, back to work!