Ubuntu from source

Tim Tebbit ttebbit at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 16:40:58 UTC 2009

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:
> Suppose I wanted to (re)compile Ubuntu from source. I mean not just a few
> packages but the entire distro, everything that I have installed. And in
> some (semi) automated way, like Gentoo offers.
> Would that be possible?
> This is just a hypothetical question. I wouldn't do such a thing because
> it is *useful*, only because it is *possible*. Like taking apart a radio
> to see how it works.

Other than being a massive waste of time. It no longer becomes Debian/Ubuntu.
For example a ton of packages have build scripts to keep things in line with
the distro's values. Debian for example removes several blobs from the kernel.
They even have a package to help build kernels the debian way.

In short, no. Your idea of rebuilding your Ubuntu binaries w/ w/o flags,
options, etc is not an option.

Just start a LFS project. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ Or start using Gentoo.

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