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