Read the Linux From Scratch Book Online

Two versions of the LFS Book are available for viewing online, the stable released book and the daily rendered development book:

Current Stable

This is the latest released LFS book, considered stable. Most people will want to read this book.

As a result of bugs and security warnings, please be sure to read the errata page for any modifications needed to the LFS build.

Stable LFS Errata (important!)

Stable LFS

Current Development

This is the LFS Book in its current development state. Whilst it may provide more features and updated upstream packages than the stable book, it is more prone to bugs and security vulnerabilities. Use with care.

Security vulnerabilities and other bugs may be present in the bug database but there may be others not yet reported.

Development LFS

Note: There is an automatically generated wget list available to fetch all LFS Book packages automatically.

Systemd version of LFS

Current Stable

This is the latest released LFS systemd book, considered stable. Most people will want to read this book.

As a result of bugs and security warnings, please be sure to read the errata page for any modifications needed to the LFS systemd build.

Stable LFS systemd Errata (important!)

Stable LFS systemd

Current Development

This is the LFS systemd Book in its current development state. Whilst it may provide more features and updated upstream packages than the stable book, it is more prone to bugs and security vulnerabilities. Use with care.

Development LFS systemd

Translations

The LFS book has been translated in various languages. Note that these translations were done by volunteers and may contain translation errors which the LFS team cannot control. In that case, contact the translator directly.

Please note that all versions of LFS <= 5.1 contain instructions that create an English-only system and therefore will require additional undocumented work (i.e. setting LANG and font) in order for the system to be useful in another language.

If you have translated the LFS book or if you are aware of translations not in this list, please send us an e-mail to the website mailing list with a hyperlink to the translation.

Chinese

Website |  LFS 6.1.1
Translated by the Linuxsir Team, BuGuo Jin.

Czech

LFS 6.1
Translated by Filip Bartmann

Dutch

Website |  LFS 4.0
Translated by Ellen Bokhorst

French

Website |  Download |  Stable Version
Translated by Traduc.org

German

Website |  LFS 6.4
Translated by Thomas Reitelbach

Italian

Website | LFS 6.0 | LFS 6.0 (Mirrored)
Translated by ILDP

Website |  LFS 6.1.1 |  LFS 6.1 |  LFS 6.0
Translated by Giulio DaprelÓ

Japanese

Website |  LFS 6.5 |  Download
Translated by Michio Matsuyama

Polish

Website |  LFS 7.2 
Translated by Tomasz Sekscinski

Portuguese

Website |  LFS 4.1 (Tarball)
Translated by Anderson Lizardo (lfs-br-i18n)

Russian

LFS 6.0 (HTML) |  LFS 6.0 (Tarball)
Translated by Sergey Kamynski, based on Vitaly Katraev's translation of LFS 5.0.

LFS 5.0
Translated by Vitaly Katraev

Website |  LFS 4.0
Translated by Denis Kaledin, Nick Frolov, Alex Kazankov

Spanish

Website |  Mirror 1 |  Mirror 2 |  Mirror 3
Translated by Manuel Canales Esparcia (linux-desde-cero)