Alexander | 9 Jan 22:44 2011
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just build a LFS wow

Hi all!
my name is Alex, i want to thx the LFS community for great work!
Just build my LFS  and it works exactly as i imagine!

Best regards
Alex

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Nathan Coulson | 10 Jan 00:06 2011
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Re: just build a LFS wow

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Alexander <pinarlioos <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all!
> my name is Alex, i want to thx the LFS community for great work!
> Just build my LFS  and it works exactly as i imagine!
>
> Best regards
> Alex

You'll have some great day's ahead then.  Any thoughts on what you
will do with your LFS System?  server?  desktop?  3d? development?

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Alexander | 10 Jan 00:47 2011
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Re: just build a LFS wow

Am 10.01.2011 00:06, schrieb Nathan Coulson:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Alexander<pinarlioos <at> yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> my name is Alex, i want to thx the LFS community for great work!
>> Just build my LFS  and it works exactly as i imagine!
>>
>> Best regards
>> Alex
> You'll have some great day's ahead then.  Any thoughts on what you
> will do with your LFS System?  server?  desktop?  3d? development?
>
>
Thanks!
I like the idea about desktop,   i thinking about a new distro where 
whole goal is desktop environment.
I was heavy SUSE Linux user , but after 3 years of active using i was 
not happy about constant lowering in desktop quality (KDE).
So here i am , back to SOURCE and happy about it!

Best regards
Alex
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maxwell_ | 11 Jan 17:06 2011

I'm considering writing a hint.

Hello fellow LFS users.

Fist off, I am new to these lists, but I made my first LFS system
several years ago.  I have no idea which version it was.  I didn't go
very far beyond LFS at that time, and ended up going back to using
Windows (god forbid) because it just worked out of the box (barely)
without really having to mess with it too much.  I then moved on to
using Ubuntu for security reasons, having a huge lack of trust for
Microsoft and really anybody in this post 9/11 era.  I now assume that
all Windows operating systems are just a huge government backdoor.  So I
tried my hardest to install a minimal Ubuntu system, but of course
inevitably, you get all kinds of packages installed that you don't need.

So these past few months I've migrated back to LFS and BLFS, and I'm
here to stay.  I love how I can compile every package myself with
verified sources.  I love how I have control over every last package
that is installed on my system.  And I also love how much I've learned
over these last few months, having built about five LFS systems, 6.6,
6.7rc1, and now 6.7.

As you may have guessed by now, I am big on keeping my information
private.  I do not like how computers open up new doors for governments
to spy on their citizens.  Therefore, I try to keep my data as private
as possible.  That is what my possible hint would be about, and I'm
writing this to find out if there are others who might be interested in
my hint.  I don't want to go to the trouble of writing it if nobody is
going to use it.  I'm also wondering about the health of the LFS
community, seeing that the LiveCd project isn't happening anymore, and
HLFS seems to be slowed to a crawl, and the new BLFS book has been
delayed.  Is this due to a lack of interest, a lack of help, or
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Andrew Benton | 11 Jan 17:37 2011
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Re: I'm considering writing a hint.

On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:06:52 -0800
maxwell_ <at> fastmail.fm wrote:

> Hello fellow LFS users.
> 
> Fist off, I am new to these lists, but I made my first LFS system
> several years ago.  I have no idea which version it was.  I didn't go
> very far beyond LFS at that time, and ended up going back to using
> Windows (god forbid) because it just worked out of the box (barely)
> without really having to mess with it too much.  I then moved on to
> using Ubuntu for security reasons, having a huge lack of trust for
> Microsoft and really anybody in this post 9/11 era.  I now assume that
> all Windows operating systems are just a huge government backdoor. 
> 
> As you may have guessed by now, I am big on keeping my information
> private.  I do not like how computers open up new doors for governments
> to spy on their citizens.

Don't put away you tin-foil hat just yet, I gather that the NSA submit
code to the linux kernel...

> I have installed an BLFS system, with all of the programs I want,
> tailored just the way I like it.  But rather than keeping this system on
> a hard disk, which someone could examine and potentially steal my data,
> or learn about me and my habits... by looking at my browser cache, or
> forensically examining the drive for documents I've written, I use a 4GB
> USB thumb drive with a 128MB boot partition, and the rest of the drive
> (3.8GB+) is a Truecrypt-encrypted partition.  My BLFS system is squashed
> using Squashfs and is copied to the encrypted partition.
> 
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maxwell_ | 11 Jan 18:02 2011

Re: I'm considering writing a hint.

Thanks for the reply, Andy.

I know, I know... nothing is completely safe.  And then you figure, if
they can't get to your OS, then they'll get to you through your
hardware.  The best bet would be to do away with using computers
altogether.

As for the differences between my potential hint and Lars'... To be
honest, there isn't much of a difference, but I can think of a couple. 
First, in my hint, you don't need to have a dedicated hard drive on the
machine at all.  You can just boot off the USB drive and then use the
machine without any disks.  How is this helpful?  Well, you could
potentially use my system anywhere you go (with the proper modules
compiled)... boot it off of a library computer, do your thing, and
leave.

The other difference is that since the OS is in RAM, if someone were to
hack into your computer through the network while you're online and
install a keylogger or trojan, it would be gone the next time you boot
up.  Changes are not persistent.  I don't know how common software
keyloggers or trojans are in Linux, but there you go...

It's actually not all that hard to set up an initrd.  I'm a total hack,
and I figured out how to do all of this by slamming my head against a
wall for a few months.
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On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:37 +0000, "Andrew Benton" <b3nton <at> gmail.com>
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Ken Moffat | 18 Jan 20:23 2011

Console Fonts - updated.

 I've uploaded versions of my sigma-consolefonts (-0.8) and LatGrkCyr
font (20110117) to http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~ken/fonts/

 This time, I've created a LatGrkCyr version in the sigma tarball,
and used that to create an 8x16 psf font to ship with the 12x22.

ĸen
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Mike Hollis | 21 Jan 17:47 2011

greetings

 I don't know exactly how much longer I will have internet connectivety, 
so I will probably be canceling most of my mailing list subcriptions 
soon.
  My sister and I have taken care of our mother who was felled by a 
stroke a little over 2 years ago . We brought her home from a nursing
home and her and I have cared for her until she passed last Sunday.
 I was working part-time at that point but gave that up as my sister 
developed health problems of her own and I had to be here most of the
time.
 We had help from hospice, but it was still a 7:30 am to 10:30 pm  7 day
a week job for me. In my spare time , using the internet was my little 
social contact and participating in the LFS community was a big part of
this.
 While watching the death process run it's course the last week of 
Mama's life was one of the most heart-rending experiences I ever 
experienced, I wouldn't trade for it anything in this world. The
last day was the most difficult, but I take comfort in knowing that
I was with her till the last breath.
 I hope that at some point I will be able to participate again.

--- Mike Hollis ---

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Adrian Fisher | 21 Jan 18:08 2011

Re: greetings

Mike,

Good luck and I am sure all of us wish you well in the future.

Regards,

A.

On 21/01/11 16:47, Mike Hollis wrote:
>   I don't know exactly how much longer I will have internet connectivety,
> so I will probably be canceling most of my mailing list subcriptions
> soon.
>    My sister and I have taken care of our mother who was felled by a
> stroke a little over 2 years ago . We brought her home from a nursing
> home and her and I have cared for her until she passed last Sunday.
>   I was working part-time at that point but gave that up as my sister
> developed health problems of her own and I had to be here most of the
> time.
>   We had help from hospice, but it was still a 7:30 am to 10:30 pm  7 day
> a week job for me. In my spare time , using the internet was my little
> social contact and participating in the LFS community was a big part of
> this.
>   While watching the death process run it's course the last week of
> Mama's life was one of the most heart-rending experiences I ever
> experienced, I wouldn't trade for it anything in this world. The
> last day was the most difficult, but I take comfort in knowing that
> I was with her till the last breath.
>   I hope that at some point I will be able to participate again.
>
> --- Mike Hollis ---
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Dominic Ringuet | 21 Jan 18:15 2011
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Re: greetings

Rest assured,

from this point all is going to go for the better.

Sympathies,

Dominic.

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