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8<sect1 id="intro-welcome-whichsections" xreflabel="Which sections of the book?">
13<?dbhtml filename="which.html"?>
14<title>Which sections of the book do I want?</title>
16<para>Unlike the Linux From Scratch book, <acronym>BLFS</acronym> isn't
17designed to be followed in a linear manner. This is because <acronym>LFS
18</acronym> provides instructions on how to create a base system which is
19capable of turning into anything from a web server to a multimedia desktop
20system. <acronym>BLFS</acronym> is where we try to guide you in the process of
21going from the base system to your intended destination. Choice is very
22much involved.</para>
24<para>Everyone who reads the book will want to read certain sections. The
25<xref linkend="introduction"/> part&ndash;which you are currently
26reading&ndash;contains generic information. Especially take note of the
27information in Important Information (<xref linkend="intro-important"/>), as
28this contains comments about how to unpack software and various other aspects
29which apply throughout the book.</para>
31<para>The part on <xref linkend="postlfs"/> is where most people will want
32to turn next. This deals with not just configuration but also Security
33(<xref linkend="postlfs-security"/>), File Systems (<xref
34linkend="postlfs-filesystems"/>), Editors (<xref
35linkend="postlfs-editors"/>) and Shells (<xref linkend="postlfs-shells"/>).
36Indeed, you may wish to reference certain parts of this chapter (especially
37the sections on Editors and File Systems) while building your <acronym>LFS
38</acronym> system.</para>
40<para>Following these basic items, most people will want to at least browse
41through the <xref linkend="general"/> part of the book. This part contains
42information on many items which are prerequisites for other sections of the
43book as well as some items (such as Programming (<xref linkend="general-prog"/>)
44which are useful in their own right. Note that you don't have to install all
45of these libraries and packages found in this part to start with, each
46<acronym>BLFS</acronym> install procedure tells you which packages
47it depends upon so you can choose the program you want to install and see
48what it needs.</para>
50<para>Likewise, most people will probably want to look at the <xref
51linkend="connect"/> and <xref linkend="basicnet"/> parts. The first of
52these deals with connecting to the Internet or your <acronym>LAN
53</acronym> using a variety of methods such as <acronym>DHCP</acronym>
54(<xref linkend="connect-dhcp"/>) and Dial-Up Connections (<xref
55linkend="connect-dialup"/>). The second of these parts deals with items
56such as Networking Libraries (<xref linkend="basicnet-netlibs"/>) and various
57basic networking programs and utilities.</para>
59<para>Once you have dealt with these basics, you may wish to configure
60more advanced network services. These are dealt with in the <xref
61linkend="server"/> part of the book.
62Those wanting to build servers should find enough information to give
63them a good starting point here. Note that <xref linkend="server"/> also
64contains information on various database packages.</para>
66<para>The next parts of the book principally deal with desktop systems.
67We start with a part talking about <xref linkend="x"/>. This part also
68deals with some generic X-based libraries (<xref linkend="x-lib"/>). After
69this, <xref linkend="kde"/> and <xref linkend="gnome"/> are given their
70own parts which are followed by one on <xref linkend="xsoft"/>.</para>
72<para>We then move on to deal with <xref linkend="multimedia"/> packages.
73Note that many people may want to use the <xref linkend="alsa"/>
74instructions from this chapter quite near the start of their <acronym>BLFS
75</acronym> journey; they are placed here simply because it is the most logical
76place for them.</para>
78<para>The final part of the main <acronym>BLFS</acronym> book deals with <xref
79linkend="pst"/>. This is useful for most people with desktop systems and
80even those who are creating mainly server systems will find it useful.</para>
82<para>We hope you enjoy using <acronym>BLFS</acronym> and find it useful.</para>
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