Section 3.2 of the Linux From Scratch bookmentions 57(!) packages and 39 patches that need to be downloaded in order to create your own Linux. I’ve downloaded all of the packages and patches and combined them into two TAR files to save you time. The files are located at:

You can grab these files with these commands:


And you can extract the files with this command:

tar -xvf LinuxFromScratchPackages.tar
tar -xvf LinuxFromScratchPatches.tar

Once the files are extracted, you will have a set of *.tar.gz and *.tar.bz2 files. The various package files can be uncompressed with these commands:

tar -zxvf packages/vim-7.0-lang.tar.gz
tar --bzip2 -xvf packages/binutils-2.16.1.tar.bz2