This is version 6.8 of the Linux From Scratch book, dated March 4, 2011. If this book is more than six months old, a newer and better version is probably already available. To find out, please check one of the mirrors via http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/mirrors.html.
Below is a list of changes made since the previous release of the book.
[bdubbs] Release LFS 6.8.
[bdubbs] Fix several urls in Chapter 3. Thanks to splotz90 for the patch.
[bryan] Fix the sed in the CD-ROM symlinks section, to sync with upstream changes to the file being modified.
[bdubbs] Add a sed that modifies incorrect defines in glibc. Thanks to Bryan Kadzban for identifying the proper fix. Fixes #2820.
[bdubbs] Add a note about optionally building popt before pkg-config. Fixes #2781.
[bdubbs] Move chroot man page to man8. Fixes #2782.
[matthew] Ignore failing tests in Man-DB as they're only due to a change in Groff-1.21's warning output. Fixes #2823.
[matthew] Change password hashing from MD5 to SHA-512. Fixes #2814.
[matthew] Upgrade to File-5.05. Fixes #2821.
[matthew] Upgrade to IPRoute2-2.6.37. Fixes #2817.
[matthew] Upgrade to Coreutils-8.9. Fixes #2815.
[bdubbs] Move XZ-Utils to before Man-DB. Tweak install instructions.
[bdubbs] Added XZ-Utils as a new compression utility package for independent use or with tar. Fixes #2619.
[ken] Allow shadow to install its korean and chinese man-pages, since man-db can now format them. Thanks to William Immendorf for the report.
[matthew] Upgrade to Glibc-2.12.2. Fixes #2804.
[matthew] Add security fixes for Glibc. Fixes #2790.
[matthew] Upgrade to Man-Pages-3.30. Fixes #2788.
[bdubbs] Add an example on how to use wget-list. Fixes #2778.
[bdubbs] Clarify text in Chapter 5 GCC Pass 1 concerning supporting packages.
[matthew] Following r9370, fix the Autoconf underquoting bug in Autoconf itself, rather than just the one affected LFS package, Pkg-config.
[matthew] Upgrade to Linux-22.214.171.124. Fixes #2761.
[matthew] Upgrade to Grep-2.7. Fixes #2760.
[matthew] Upgrade to Bzip2-1.0.6. Fixes #2759.
[matthew] Add patch to fix "Unknown HZ value" error in some procps tools. Thanks to DJ Lucas for the report and patch. Fixes #2758.
[matthew] Upgrade to Tcl-8.5.9. Fixes #2753.
[matthew] Upgrade to Perl-5.12.2. Fixes #2752.
[matthew] Upgrade to Psmisc-22.13. Fixes #2751.
[matthew] Upgrade to Man-Pages-3.27. Fixes #2750.
[matthew] Upgrade to Udev-162. Fixes #2747.
[matthew] Upgrade to M4-1.4.15. Fixes #2744.
[bdubbs] - LFS-6.7 released.