The LFS documentation is really amazingly good!
If you're interested in GNU/Linux I can only recommend doing this once in your life, you'll learn a lot!
@fribbledom I used this as my main OS (with Stow for package management) for about six months some time in the early 00's. It was quite enlightening.
I feel such posts discourage people from using Linux. I feel it sends a message “only become a Linux user if you want to compile things from scratch”.
I feel such takes discourage non-technical people from using Linux. And I'd like more non-technical people to use it (which means more Linux users who will never compile Linux from scratch).
Come to linux(Ubuntu,Linux mint...) after using it a while if you want to know how a distribution comes together then walking through LFS is a great way. Even in a VM. The LFS book is really great with describing what's going on.
But not everyone needs to undestand Linux under-the-hood.
You might spend your time compiling Linux, and this is great.
But others might spend time, e.g., compiling dictionaries, and this is also a worthy thing to do.
I don't compile a dictionary before using it (even though lexicography is very fascinating and enlightening). Similarly, I don't want to compile my software. I leave this to people I trust, and spend my time some other things instead.
@fribbledom I have done it a couple of times and it is very solid. You would expect a bunch of oversights and things that need to be tweaked constantly but nope, it's spot on.
I did this years ago. Loved every step of it.
Sadly enough it did not turn my old pentium into a super computer even though I used every optimization trick.
However using distcc to compile a full KDE desktop, that felt pretty badass.
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