1.5. Resources

1.5.1. FAQ

If during the building of the CLFS system you encounter any errors, have any questions, or think there is a typo in the book, please start by consulting the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that is located at http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/faq.

1.5.2. Mailing Lists

The linuxfromscratch.org server hosts a number of mailing lists used for the development of the CLFS project. These lists include the main development and support lists, among others. If the FAQ does not solve the problem you are having, the next step would be to search the mailing lists at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/search.html.

For information on the different lists, how to subscribe, archive locations, and additional information, visit http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/mail.html. For mailing lists specifically for CLFS, visit http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/lists.

1.5.3. News Server

The Linux From Scratch News Server is no longer available. Please use the other support methods listed on this page

1.5.4. IRC

Several members of the CLFS community offer assistance on our community Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network. Before using this support, please make sure that your question is not already answered in the CLFS FAQ or the mailing list archives. You can find the IRC network at chat.freenode.net. The support channel for cross-lfs is named #cross-lfs. If you need to show people the output of your problems, please use http://pastebin.cross-lfs.org and reference the pastebin URL when asking your questions.

1.5.5. References

For additional information on the packages, useful tips are available in the LFS Package Reference page located at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~matthew/LFS-references.html.

1.5.6. Mirror Sites

The LFS project has a number of world-wide mirrors to make accessing the website and downloading the required packages more convenient. Please visit the LFS website at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/mirrors.html for a list of current mirrors of the LFS website, or http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/mirrors for mirrors of CLFS.

1.5.7. Contact Information

Please direct all your questions and comments to one of the LFS or CLFS mailing lists (see above).