compiling ubuntu from scratch

Ivan Krstic krstic at
Sat Jan 7 07:39:26 GMT 2006

Manish Chakravarty wrote:
> Can someone guide me to some online/offline docs which tell me how to
> compile Ubuntu from scratch.

I don't believe such documentation exists. The process is non-trivial --
you'd need to build packages by hand until you've satisfied circular
build dependencies, and then let a build daemon handle the rest. You'd
also need to figure out how you want to handle security updates.

It's a mess. I don't recommend doing it.

> machines, and i guess i could have a great increase in speedup by
> compiling them for the particular architecture.

A particularly significant speed increase is unlikely.

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