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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3  "" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
8<sect1 id="ch-materials-introduction">
9  <?dbhtml filename="introduction.html"?>
11  <title>Introduction</title>
13  <para>This chapter includes a list of packages that need to be downloaded
14  for building a basic Linux system. The listed version numbers correspond
15  to versions of the software that are known to work, and this book is based
16  on their use. We highly recommend not using newer versions because the
17  build commands for one version may not work with a newer version. The
18  newest package versions may also have problems that require work-arounds.
19  These work-arounds will be developed and stabilized in the development
20  version of the book.</para>
22  <para>Download locations may not always be accessible. If a download
23  location has changed since this book was published, Google (<ulink
24  url=""/>) provides a useful search engine for
25  most packages.</para>
27  <para>Downloaded packages and patches will need to be stored somewhere
28  that is conveniently available throughout the entire build. A working
29  directory is also required to unpack the sources and build them.
30  <filename class="directory">${CLFS}/sources</filename> can be used both
31  as the place to store the tarballs and patches and as a working
32  directory. By using this directory, the required elements will be
33  located on the CLFS partition and will be available during all stages
34  of the building process.</para>
36  <para>To create this directory, execute, as user <systemitem
37  class="username">root</systemitem>, the following command before
38  starting the download session:</para>
40<screen><userinput>mkdir -v ${CLFS}/sources</userinput></screen>
42  <para>Make this directory writable and sticky. When a directory is
43  marked <quote>sticky</quote>, that means that even if multiple users have
44  write permission on that directory, any file within that directory can only be
45  deleted or modified by its owner. The following command will enable the
46  write and sticky modes:</para>
48<screen><userinput>chmod -v a+wt ${CLFS}/sources</userinput></screen>
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