On September 1, the Linux From Scratch (LFS) project announced the release of version 10.0 of LFS along with Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS). LFS is "a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source"; BLFS picks up where LFS leaves off. Both books are available online either with or without systemd: LFS System V, LFS systemd, BLFS System V, and BLFS systemd. "The LFS release includes updates to glibc-2.31, and binutils-2.34. A total of 35 packages have been updated. A new package, zstd-1.4.4, has also been added. Changes to text have been made throughout the book. The Linux kernel has also been updated to version 5.5.3.
The BLFS version includes approximately 1000 packages beyond the base Linux From Scratch Version 9.1 book. This release has over 840 updates from the previous version in addition to numerous text and formatting changes."
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