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1.3. Resources

1.3.1. FAQ

If during the building of the LFS system you encounter any errors, have any questions, or think there is a typo in the book, please start by consulting the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/faq/.

1.3.2. Mailing Lists

The linuxfromscratch.org server hosts a number of mailing lists used for the development of the LFS project. These lists include the main development and support lists, among others.

For information on the different lists, how to subscribe, archive locations, and additional information, visit http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/mail.html.

1.3.3. IRC

Several members of the LFS community offer assistance on our community Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network. Before using this support, please make sure that your question is not already answered in the LFS FAQ or the mailing list archives. You can find the IRC network at irc.linuxfromscratch.org or irc.linux-phreak.net. The support channel is named #LFS-support.

1.3.4. News Server

The mailing lists hosted at linuxfromscratch.org are also accessible via the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) server. All messages posted to a mailing list are copied to the corresponding newsgroup, and vice versa.

The news server is located at news.linuxfromscratch.org.

1.3.5. Wiki

For more information on packages, updated versions, tweaks, and personal experiences, see the LFS Wiki at http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/. Users can also add information there to help others with their future LFS activities.

1.3.6. References

For additional information on the packages, useful tips are available at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~matthew/LFS-references.html.

1.3.7. Mirror Sites

The LFS project has a number of world-wide mirrors to make accessing the website and downloading the required packages more convenient. Please visit the LFS website at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ for a list of current mirrors.

1.3.8. Contact Information

Please direct all your questions and comments to one of the LFS mailing lists (see above).