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    78<dedication role="dsssl">
    8 <title>Dedication</title>
    9 
    10 <para>This book is dedicated to the <acronym>LFS</acronym> community</para>
     9  <title>Dedication</title>
     10 
     11  <para>This book is dedicated to the LFS community</para>
    1112
    1213</dedication>
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    88<preface id="preface">
    9 <?dbhtml filename="preface.html" dir="preface"?>
    10 <title>Preface</title>
    11 
    12 <sect1 id="preface-foreword">
    13 <sect1info>
    14 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
    15 <date>$Date$</date>
    16 </sect1info>
    17 <?dbhtml filename="foreword.html"?>
    18 <title>Foreword</title>
    19 
    20 <para>Having helped out with Linux From Scratch for a short time, I
    21 noticed that we were getting many queries as to how to do things beyond
    22 the base <acronym>LFS</acronym> system.  At the time, the only assistance
    23 specifically offered relating to <acronym>LFS</acronym> were the
    24 <acronym>LFS</acronym> hints (<ulink url="&hints-root;">&hints-root;</ulink>).
    25 Most of the <acronym>LFS</acronym> hints are extremely good and well written
    26 but I (and others) could still see a need for more comprehensive help to
    27 go Beyond <acronym>LFS</acronym> - hence <acronym>BLFS</acronym>.</para>
    28 
    29 <para><acronym>BLFS</acronym> aims to be more than the
    30 <acronym>LFS</acronym>-hints converted to <acronym>XML</acronym> although
    31 much of our work is based around the hints and indeed some authors write
    32 both hints and the relevant <acronym>BLFS</acronym> sections.  We hope that
    33 we can provide you with enough information to not only manage to build your
    34 system up to what you want, whether it be a web server or a multimedia desktop
    35 system, but also that you will learn a lot about system configuration as
    36 you go.</para>
    37 
    38 <para>Thanks as ever go to everyone in the <acronym>LFS</acronym>/<acronym>BLFS</acronym>
    39 community; especially those who have contributed instructions, written text,
    40 answered questions and generally shouted when things were wrong!</para>
    41 
    42 <para>Finally, we encourage you to become involved in the community; ask
    43 questions on the mailing list or news gateway and join in the fun on #lfs at
    44 irc.linuxfromscratch.org. You can find more details about all of these in the
    45 <xref linkend="introduction"/> section of the book.</para>
    46 
    47 <para>Enjoy using <acronym>BLFS</acronym>.</para>
    48 
    49 <blockquote><literallayout>Mark Hymers
     9  <?dbhtml filename="preface.html" dir="preface"?>
     10 
     11  <title>Preface</title>
     12 
     13  <sect1 id="preface-foreword">
     14    <?dbhtml filename="foreword.html"?>
     15   
     16    <sect1info>
     17      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
     18      <date>$Date$</date>
     19    </sect1info>
     20   
     21    <title>Foreword</title>
     22   
     23    <para>Having helped out with Linux From Scratch for a short time, I
     24    noticed that we were getting many queries as to how to do things beyond
     25    the base LFS system.  At the time, the only assistance specifically offered
     26    relating to LFS were the LFS hints (<ulink url="&hints-root;"/>).
     27    Most of the LFS hints are extremely good and well written
     28    but I (and others) could still see a need for more comprehensive help to
     29    go Beyond LFS - hence BLFS.</para>
     30   
     31    <para>BLFS aims to be more than the LFS-hints converted to XML although
     32    much of our work is based around the hints and indeed some authors write
     33    both hints and the relevant BLFS sections.  We hope that we can provide
     34    you with enough information to not only manage to build your ystem up to
     35    what you want, whether it be a web server or a multimedia desktop system,
     36    but also that you will learn a lot about system configuration as you go.</para>
     37   
     38    <para>Thanks as ever go to everyone in the LFS/BLFS
     39    community; especially those who have contributed instructions, written text,
     40    answered questions and generally shouted when things were wrong!</para>
     41   
     42    <para>Finally, we encourage you to become involved in the community; ask
     43    questions on the mailing list or news gateway and join in the fun on #lfs at
     44    irc.linuxfromscratch.org. You can find more details about all of these in the
     45    <xref linkend="introduction"/> section of the book.</para>
     46   
     47    <para>Enjoy using BLFS.</para>
     48   
     49    <blockquote>
     50<literallayout>Mark Hymers
    5051markh &lt;at&gt; linuxfromscratch.org
    51 BLFS Editor (July 2001&ndash;March 2003)</literallayout></blockquote>
    52 
    53 <para>I still remember how I found the <acronym>BLFS</acronym> project
    54 and started using the instructions that were completed at the time.  I could
    55 not believe how wonderful it was to get an application up and running very
    56 quickly, with explanations as to why things were done a certain way.
    57 Unfortunately, for me, it wasn't long before I was opening applications that
    58 had nothing more  than "To be done" on the page.  I did what most would do,
    59 I waited for someone else to do it.  It wasn't too long before I am looking
    60 through  <application>Bugzilla</application> for something easy to do.
    61 As with any learning experience, the definition of what was easy kept
    62 changing.</para>
    63 
    64 <para>We still encourage you to become involved as <acronym>BLFS</acronym> is
    65 never really finished.  Contributing or just using, we hope you enjoy
    66 your <acronym>BLFS</acronym> experience.</para>
    67 
    68 <blockquote><literallayout>Larry Lawrence
     52BLFS Editor (July 2001&ndash;March 2003)</literallayout>
     53    </blockquote>
     54   
     55    <para>I still remember how I found the BLFS project
     56    and started using the instructions that were completed at the time.  I could
     57    not believe how wonderful it was to get an application up and running very
     58    quickly, with explanations as to why things were done a certain way.
     59    Unfortunately, for me, it wasn't long before I was opening applications that
     60    had nothing more  than "To be done" on the page.  I did what most would do,
     61    I waited for someone else to do it.  It wasn't too long before I am looking
     62    through  <application>Bugzilla</application> for something easy to do.
     63    As with any learning experience, the definition of what was easy kept
     64    changing.</para>
     65   
     66    <para>We still encourage you to become involved as BLFS is
     67    never really finished.  Contributing or just using, we hope you enjoy
     68    your BLFS experience.</para>
     69   
     70    <blockquote>
     71<literallayout>Larry Lawrence
    6972larry &lt;at&gt; linuxfromscratch.org
    70 BLFS Editor (March 2003&ndash;June 2004)</literallayout></blockquote>
    71 
    72 <para>The <acronym>BLFS</acronym> project is a natural progression of
    73 <acronym>LFS</acronym>.  Together, these projects provide a unique resource for
    74 the Open Source Community.  They take the mystery out of the process of
    75 building a complete, funtional software system from the source code contibuted
    76 by many talented individuals throughout the world.  They truly allow users
    77 to implement the slogan "Your distro, your rules."</para>
    78 
    79 <para>Our goal is to continue to provide the best resoure available that shows
    80 you how to integrate many significant Open Source applications.  Since these
    81 applications are constantly updated and new applications are developed, this
    82 book will never be complete.  Additionally, there is always room for
    83 improvement in explaining the nuances of how to install the different packages.
    84 To make these improvements, we need your feedback.  I encourage you to
    85 participate on the different mailing lists, news groups, and
    86 <acronym>IRC</acronym> channels to help meet these goals.</para>
    87 
    88 <blockquote><literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
     73BLFS Editor (March 2003&ndash;June 2004)</literallayout>
     74    </blockquote>
     75   
     76    <para>The BLFS project is a natural progression of
     77    LFS.  Together, these projects provide a unique resource for
     78    the Open Source Community.  They take the mystery out of the process of
     79    building a complete, funtional software system from the source code contibuted
     80    by many talented individuals throughout the world.  They truly allow users
     81    to implement the slogan "Your distro, your rules."</para>
     82   
     83    <para>Our goal is to continue to provide the best resoure available that shows
     84    you how to integrate many significant Open Source applications.  Since these
     85    applications are constantly updated and new applications are developed, this
     86    book will never be complete.  Additionally, there is always room for
     87    improvement in explaining the nuances of how to install the different packages.
     88    To make these improvements, we need your feedback.  I encourage you to
     89    participate on the different mailing lists, news groups, and
     90    IRC channels to help meet these goals.</para>
     91   
     92    <blockquote>
     93<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
    8994bdubbs &lt;at&gt; linuxfromscratch.org
    90 BLFS Editor (June 2004&ndash;Present)</literallayout></blockquote>
    91 
    92 
    93 <sect2>
    94 <title>Preface to Version 6.0</title>
    95 
    96 <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS.  This
    97 version provides installation instructions for 357 packages and an additional
    98 21 sections covering configuration and customization of different aspects
    99 of your system.</para>
    100 
    101 <para>Changes and upgrades to the individual packages are detailed in the
    102 <xref linkend='intro-welcome-changelog'/>.  There you will see literally hundreds of
    103 changes made since the last edition.  In this change log, one name that you
    104 will see over and over is Randy McMurchy.  Without his efforts this
    105 release would not have been possible.  I want to take this opportunity to thank
    106 him for the hundreds of hours he has worked to produce this release.  I
    107 also want to thank the other editors, both past and present, whose insight
    108 and effort have made this current version possible.  Last, but certainly not least,
    109 I want to thank our resident XSL wizard, Manuel Canales Esparcia, whose
    110 ability to format a complicated document such as BLFS is truly amazing.</para>
    111 
    112 <para>There are two other areas of change that are worthy of note.  First,
    113 the license that BLFS is released under has changed significantly.  In
    114 fact, it is now released under two licenses.  The first license, the
    115 <xref linkend='CC'/>, covers the descriptive text in the book. The second, the
    116 <xref linkend='AFL'/>, covers the instructions actually used to build and
    117 install the packages.  These licenses, along with the book itself, represent
    118 our ongoing commitment to open and free sofware.</para>
    119 
    120 <para>The final area of change is the addition of an Index.  This section of
    121 the book is still incomplete, but as the book continues to be developed,
    122 will become an excellent resource for finding programs, libraries,
    123 configuration files, and references to kernel configuration requirements.  I
    124 hope you find it useful.</para>
    125 
    126 <blockquote><literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
    127 March 17, 2005</literallayout></blockquote>
    128 
    129 
    130 </sect2>
    131 
    132 
    133 
    134 </sect1>
    135 
    136 <sect1 id="preface-whoread">
    137 <sect1info>
    138 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
    139 <date>$Date$</date>
    140 </sect1info>
    141 <?dbhtml filename="whoread.html"?>
    142 <title>Who would want to read this book</title>
    143 
    144 <para>This book is mainly aimed at those who have built a system based
    145 on the <acronym>LFS</acronym> book.  It will also be useful for those who are
    146 using other distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build
    147 software and are in need of some assistance.  <acronym>BLFS</acronym> can be
    148 used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is
    149 probably nearly as wide as that of the <acronym>LFS</acronym> book.  If you
    150 found <acronym>LFS</acronym> useful, you should also like this!</para>
    151 
    152 <para>Since Release 5.0, the <acronym>BLFS</acronym> book version matches
    153 the <acronym>LFS</acronym> book version. This book may be incompatible with
    154 a previous or latter release of the <acronym>LFS</acronym> book.</para>
    155 
    156 </sect1>
    157 
    158 <sect1 id="preface-organization">
    159 <sect1info>
    160 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
    161 <date>$Date$</date>
    162 </sect1info>
    163 <?dbhtml filename="organization.html"?>
    164 <title>Organization</title>
    165 
    166 <para>This book is divided into the following parts.</para>
    167 
    168 <sect2><title>Part I - Introduction</title>
    169 <para>This part contains information which is essential to
    170 the rest of the book.</para></sect2>
    171 
    172 <sect2><title>Part II - Post <acronym>LFS</acronym> Configuration and Extra
    173 Software</title>
    174 <para>Here we introduce basic configuration and security issues.  We also
    175 discuss a range of editors, file systems and shells which aren't covered in
    176 the main <acronym>LFS</acronym> book.</para></sect2>
    177 
    178 <sect2><title>Part III - General Libraries and Utilities</title>
    179 <para>In this section we cover libraries which are often needed by the rest
    180 of the book as well as system utilities.  Information on Programming
    181 (including recompiling <application>GCC</application> to support its full range
    182 of languages) concludes this part.</para></sect2>
    183 
    184 <sect2><title>Part IV - Connecting to a Network</title>
    185 <para>Here we cover how to connect to a network when you aren't using
    186 the simple static <acronym>IP</acronym> setup given in the main
    187 <acronym>LFS</acronym> book.</para></sect2>
    188 
    189 <sect2><title>Part V - Basic Networking</title>
    190 <para>Networking libraries and command-line networking tools make up the
    191 bulk of this part.</para></sect2>
    192 
    193 <sect2><title>Part VI - Server Networking</title>
    194 <para>Here we deal with setting up mail and other servers (such as
    195 <application><acronym>SSH</acronym></application>, <application><acronym>CVS
    196 </acronym></application>, etc.).</para></sect2>
    197 
    198 <sect2><title>Part VII - Content Serving</title>
    199 <para>In this part we deal with databases and web server software.</para></sect2>
    200 
    201 <sect2><title>Part VIII - X + Window Managers</title>
    202 <para>This part explains how to set up a basic
    203 X Window System installation along
    204 with some generic <application>X</application> libraries and Window managers.</para></sect2>
    205 
    206 <sect2><title>Part IX - KDE</title>
    207 <para>For those who want to use the K Desktop Environment or some parts of
    208 it, this part covers it.</para></sect2>
    209 
    210 <sect2><title>Part X - GNOME</title>
    211 <para>GNOME is the main alternative to KDE in the Desktop Environment arena and
    212 we cover both GNOME-1.4
    213 and GNOME-&gnome-version; here.</para></sect2>
    214 
    215 <sect2><title>Part XI - X Software</title>
    216 <para>Office programs and graphical web browsers are important to most people. 
    217 They, along with some generic <application>X</application> software can be
    218 found in this part of the book.</para></sect2>
    219 
    220 <sect2><title>Part XII - Multimedia</title>
    221 <para>Here we cover setting multimedia libraries and drivers along with some
    222 audio, video and <acronym>CD</acronym>-writing programs.</para></sect2>
    223 
    224 <sect2><title>Part XIII - Printing, Scanning and Typesetting</title>
    225 <para>The <acronym>PST</acronym> part of the book covers things from
    226 <application>Ghostscript</application>, <application><acronym>CUPS</acronym>
    227 </application> and <application>DocBook</application>
    228 to installing <application>TeX</application>.</para></sect2>
    229 
    230 <sect2><title>Appendices</title>
    231 <para>The Appendices cover information which doesn't belong in the main
    232 book; they are mainly there as a reference.</para></sect2>
    233 
    234 </sect1>
     95BLFS Editor (June 2004&ndash;Present)</literallayout>
     96    </blockquote>
     97   
     98   
     99    <sect2>
     100      <title>Preface to Version 6.0</title>
     101     
     102      <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS.  This
     103      version provides installation instructions for 357 packages and an additional
     104      21 sections covering configuration and customization of different aspects
     105      of your system.</para>
     106     
     107      <para>Changes and upgrades to the individual packages are detailed in the
     108      <xref linkend='intro-welcome-changelog'/>.  There you will see literally hundreds of
     109      changes made since the last edition.  In this change log, one name that you
     110      will see over and over is Randy McMurchy.  Without his efforts this
     111      release would not have been possible.  I want to take this opportunity to thank
     112      him for the hundreds of hours he has worked to produce this release.  I
     113      also want to thank the other editors, both past and present, whose insight
     114      and effort have made this current version possible.  Last, but certainly not least,
     115      I want to thank our resident XSL wizard, Manuel Canales Esparcia, whose
     116      ability to format a complicated document such as BLFS is truly amazing.</para>
     117     
     118      <para>There are two other areas of change that are worthy of note.  First,
     119      the license that BLFS is released under has changed significantly.  In
     120      fact, it is now released under two licenses.  The first license, the
     121      <xref linkend='CC'/>, covers the descriptive text in the book. The second, the
     122      <xref linkend='AFL'/>, covers the instructions actually used to build and
     123      install the packages.  These licenses, along with the book itself, represent
     124      our ongoing commitment to open and free sofware.</para>
     125     
     126      <para>The final area of change is the addition of an Index.  This section of
     127      the book is still incomplete, but as the book continues to be developed,
     128      will become an excellent resource for finding programs, libraries,
     129      configuration files, and references to kernel configuration requirements.  I
     130      hope you find it useful.</para>
     131     
     132      <blockquote>
     133<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
     134March 17, 2005</literallayout>
     135      </blockquote>   
     136   
     137    </sect2> 
     138 
     139  </sect1>
     140 
     141  <sect1 id="preface-whoread">
     142    <?dbhtml filename="whoread.html"?>
     143   
     144    <sect1info>
     145      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
     146      <date>$Date$</date>
     147    </sect1info>
     148   
     149    <title>Who would want to read this book</title>
     150   
     151    <para>This book is mainly aimed at those who have built a system based
     152    on the LFS book.  It will also be useful for those who are
     153    using other distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build
     154    software and are in need of some assistance.  BLFS can be
     155    used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is
     156    probably nearly as wide as that of the LFS book.  If you
     157    found LFS useful, you should also like this!</para>
     158   
     159    <para>Since Release 5.0, the BLFS book version matches
     160    the LFS book version. This book may be incompatible with
     161    a previous or latter release of the LFS book.</para>
     162 
     163  </sect1>
     164 
     165  <sect1 id="preface-organization">
     166    <?dbhtml filename="organization.html"?>
     167   
     168    <sect1info>
     169      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
     170      <date>$Date$</date>
     171    </sect1info>
     172   
     173    <title>Organization</title>
     174   
     175    <para>This book is divided into the following parts.</para>
     176   
     177    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part I - Introduction</bridgehead>
     178   
     179    <para>This part contains information which is essential to
     180    the rest of the book.</para>
     181   
     182    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part II - Post LFS Configuration and Extra
     183    Software</bridgehead>
     184   
     185    <para>Here we introduce basic configuration and security issues.  We also
     186    discuss a range of editors, file systems and shells which aren't covered in
     187    the main LFS book.</para>
     188   
     189    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part III - General Libraries and Utilities</bridgehead>
     190   
     191    <para>In this section we cover libraries which are often needed by the rest
     192    of the book as well as system utilities.  Information on Programming
     193    (including recompiling <application>GCC</application> to support its full range
     194    of languages) concludes this part.</para>
     195   
     196    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IV - Connecting to a Network</bridgehead>
     197   
     198    <para>Here we cover how to connect to a network when you aren't using
     199    the simple static IP setup given in the main
     200    LFS book.</para>
     201   
     202    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part V - Basic Networking</bridgehead>
     203   
     204    <para>Networking libraries and command-line networking tools make up the
     205    bulk of this part.</para>
     206   
     207    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VI - Server Networking</bridgehead>
     208   
     209    <para>Here we deal with setting up mail and other servers (such as
     210    <application>SSH</application>, <application>CVS</application>, etc.).</para>
     211   
     212    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VII - Content Serving</bridgehead>
     213    <para>In this part we deal with databases and web server software.</para>
     214   
     215    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VIII - X + Window Managers</bridgehead>
     216   
     217    <para>This part explains how to set up a basic <application>X Window
     218    System</application> installation along with some generic
     219    <application>X</application> libraries and Window managers.</para>
     220   
     221    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IX - KDE</bridgehead>
     222   
     223    <para>For those who want to use the <application>K Desktop
     224    Environment</application> or some parts of it, this part covers it.</para>
     225   
     226    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part X - GNOME</bridgehead>
     227   
     228    <para><application>GNOME</application> is the main alternative to
     229    <application>KDE</application> in the Desktop Environment arena and
     230    we cover both <application>GNOME</application>-1.4
     231    and <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version; here.</para>
     232   
     233    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XI - X Software</bridgehead>
     234   
     235    <para>Office programs and graphical web browsers are important to most people. 
     236    They, along with some generic <application>X</application> software can be
     237    found in this part of the book.</para>
     238   
     239    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XII - Multimedia</bridgehead>
     240   
     241    <para>Here we cover setting multimedia libraries and drivers along with some
     242    audio, video and CD-writing programs.</para>
     243   
     244    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XIII - Printing, Scanning and Typesetting</bridgehead>
     245   
     246    <para>The PST part of the book covers things from <application>Ghostscript</application>,
     247    <application>CUPS</application> and <application>DocBook</application>
     248    to installing <application>TeX</application>.</para>
     249   
     250    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Appendices</bridgehead>
     251   
     252    <para>The Appendices cover information which doesn't belong in the main
     253    book; they are mainly there as a reference.</para>
     254 
     255  </sect1>
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    236257</preface>
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