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|KEY FEATURES||EasyLFS is an enhancement of Linux from Scratch (LFS). Like LFS all software is installed from source-code, which results in a system optimized for the hardware it is installed on. But unlike LFS it is not installed manually by typing in lots of commands, but automatically with some scripts that more or less follow the instructions from the Linux from Scratch book. In addition to the basic system LFS offers EasyLFS includes some useful packages that are common in other distributions and the security-enhancement SELinux.|
|Supported architectures||X86, X86_64|
|Minimal hardware requirements||…|
|Software freedom status||EasyLFS and all packages provided are free as in freedom.|
|Installer - overall||Customise a bash script and run it. PDF guide available. Easy to follow.|
|Predefined package groups||…|
|Expert mode install||Its all expert|
|Graphical installer||(0) Not available|
|Installer speed||(0) Since all packages are compiled on the machine they are installed on the installation-time completely depends on hardware-speed. Installation can take between a few hours and a few days.|
|Graphical system management||(0) Not available|
|Console-based system management||(0) Not available|
|Number of packages||…|
|Package management, automatic dependency resolving||You have the ability to build Dpkg or RPM|
|Graphical package management tools||(0) Not available|
|System boot-up speed||(8) Like other source-based distributions EasyLFS boots up quickly. On modern systems boot-times of less than 30 seconds are not unusual. Startup-time also depends on software-choice and which services are started.|
|System responsiveness||(8) Very good. It should be possible to optimize some more, but since software is compiled on the target-system the packages already are quite optimized to it.|
|Popularity||(0) Only few people have tried EasyLFS so far. No distros are based on EasyLFS. NOW FEATURED ON DISTROWATCH!|
|Security focus||(7) Some security-related packages, like IPTables, IPSec-Tools and SELinux are available as options.|
|Stability and maturity||(1) The system is tested well, but errors cannot be excluded.|
|Does the installer support multiple languages?||(0) No|
|Is the system localized after installation?||(1) Timezone and keyboard-layout can be selected before installation.|
|Is manual system localization easy?||Yes, edit the bash script installer to set it to compile packages for your locale|
|Support for restricted formats||(0) No restricted formats are supported.|
|Sagem DSL modem support||…|
|Alcatel DSL modem support||…|
|Wireless support||(3) Wireless-Tools and WPA-Supplicant are available.|
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