How to Contribute

Become a mirror

You can assist the LFS project by providing an HTTP or FTP mirror. The HTTP mirrors provide the LFS website, books, patches and hints. The FTP mirrors can provide a number of services including LFS packages and BLFS packages. The requirements for the various mirrors are listed below. If you would like to become a mirror, please set it up and send an email with the data requested below to the website maintainer, bdubbs@linuxfromscratch.org. Thank you.

Requirements

Here is a list of requirements for the various mirrors. All mirrors require that you use rsync to sync your mirrors with our main servers, and a cron program to schedule it for you.

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HTTP Mirror

To set up the mirror, use the following rsync instruction in a cron script:

/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete www.linuxfromscratch.org::lfs-website /srv/www/lfs

LFS and BLFS FTP Mirrors

To set up the ftp mirrors, use the rsync instructions in a cron script:

/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete rsync.osuosl.org::lfs /srv/ftp/LFS
/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete rsync.osuosl.org::blfs /srv/ftp/BLFS

Still interested?

If you are still interested in becoming a mirror, please email the following information to the appropriate list or person listed above.

Make a donation

One of the ways to help the Linux From Scratch project is by making donations.
Financial donations can be made through PayPal using a major credit card.

USD $

If you'd like to donate but can't use PayPal, please contact Gerard Beekmans.

All proceeds of donations will be used to pay the monthly server hosting bills.

Accounting of Donations

Current as of April 7, 2014.

The following is a summary of incoming and outgoing funds.

2013 2014
Donations Received $1,606.14 CAD $386.00 CAD
USD to CAD Currency Conversion $16.93 CAD $31.92 CAD
Server Hosting Bills -$4,565.74 CAD -$1,843.16 CAD
PayPal Fees -$73.09 CAD -$21.15 CAD
Surplus/Deficit -$3,015.76 CAD -$1,446.39 CAD