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, email@example.com. Thank you.
- At least 1 GB of disk space.
Webserver or equivalent with the following options enabled:
- XBitHack on
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
- At least 40 GB of disk space.
- The path to the mirror being "/pub/lfs/" and "/pub/blfs/" if possible.
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
If you are still interested in becoming a mirror, please email the following information to the appropriate list or person listed above.
- Location (City and Country)
- Hostname and IP Address
- Contact Name and Valid E-mail Address
Make a donation
One of the ways to help the Linux From Scratch project is by making
Financial donations can be made through PayPal using a major credit card.
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.
|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|