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1<sect1 id="intro-welcome-whichsections" xreflabel="Which sections of the book?">
2<?dbhtml filename="which.html"?>
3<title>Which sections of the book do I want?</title>
5<para>Unlike the Linux From Scratch book, <acronym>BLFS</acronym> isn't
6designed to be followed in a linear manner. This is because <acronym>LFS
7</acronym> provides instructions on how to create a base system which is
8capable of turning into anything from a web server to a multimedia desktop
9system. <acronym>BLFS</acronym> is where we try to guide you through going
10from the base system to your intended destination and so choice is very much
13<para>Everyone who reads the book will want to read certain sections. The
14<xref linkend="introduction"/> part - which you are currently
15reading - contains generic information. Especially take note of the
16information in Important Information (<xref linkend="intro-important"/>), as
17this contains comments about how to unpack software and various other aspects
18which apply throughout the book.</para>
20<para>The part on <xref linkend="postlfs"/> is where most people will want
21to turn next. This deals with not just configuration but also Security
22(<xref linkend="postlfs-security"/>), File Systems (<xref
23linkend="postlfs-filesystems"/>), Editors (<xref
24linkend="postlfs-editors"/>) and Shells (<xref linkend="postlfs-shells"/>).
25Indeed, you may wish to reference certain parts of this chapter (especially
26the sections on Editors and File Systems) while building your <acronym>LFS
27</acronym> system.</para>
29<para>Following these basic items, most people will want to at least browse
30through the <xref linkend="general"/> part of the book. This part contains
31information on many items which are prerequisites for other sections of the
32book as well as some items (such as Programming (<xref linkend="general-prog"/>)
33which are useful in their own right. Note that you don't have to install all
34of these libraries and packages found in this part to start with, each
35<acronym>BLFS</acronym> install procedure tells you which packages
36it depends upon so you can choose the program you want to install and see
37what it needs.</para>
39<para>Likewise, most people will probably want to look at the <xref
40linkend="connect"/> and <xref linkend="basicnet"/> parts. The first of
41these deals with connecting to the Internet or your <acronym>LAN
42</acronym> using a variety of methods such as <acronym>DHCP</acronym>
43(<xref linkend="connect-dhcp"/>) and Dial-Up Connections (<xref
44linkend="connect-dialup"/>). The second of these parts deals with items
45such as Networking Libraries (<xref linkend="basicnet-netlibs"/>) and various
46basic networking programs and utilities.</para>
48<para>Once you have dealt with these basics, you may wish to configure
49more advanced network services. These are dealt with in the <xref
50linkend="server"/> and <xref linkend="content"/> parts of the book.
51Those wanting to build servers should find enough information to give
52them a good starting point here. Note that <xref linkend="content"/> also
53contains information on various database packages.</para>
55<para>The next parts of the book principally deal with desktop systems.
56We start with a part talking about <xref linkend="x"/>. This part also
57deals with some generic X-based libraries (<xref linkend="x-lib"/>). After
58this, <xref linkend="kde"/> and <xref linkend="gnome"/> are given their
59own parts which are followed by one on <xref linkend="xsoft"/>.</para>
61<para>We then move on to deal with <xref linkend="multimedia"/> packages.
62Note that many people may want to use the <xref linkend="alsa"/>
63instructions from this chapter quite near the start of their <acronym>BLFS
64</acronym> journey; they are placed here simply because it is the most logical
65place for them.</para>
67<para>The final part of the main <acronym>BLFS</acronym> book deals with <xref
68linkend="pst"/>. This is useful for most people with desktop systems and
69even those who are creating mainly server systems will find it useful.</para>
71<para>We hope you enjoy using <acronym>BLFS</acronym> and find it useful.</para>
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