INL (Is Not Linux): Challenges of Building a New FOSS Operating System
International Journal on Data Science and Technology
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 8-15
Received: Apr. 12, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 21, 2017; Published: May 22, 2017
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Lucio Agostinho Rocha, Department of Software Engineering, Federal University of Technology (UTFPR), Dois Vizinhos, Brazil
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This article describes the main considerations to automate the building process to create new operating systems based on Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch projects. It is necessary to provide automation of this building to simplify, fix a lot of configuration bugs, and reduce the inherent effort to create a functional operating system. Our purpose is offering a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) with concise descriptions to guide the building of these operating systems. One of the major challenges is the necessary effort to deal with packagesand its dependencies. As a consequence, it was developed an optimized installer that follows rigorously the official LFS documentation to generate bootable virtual machines.
FOSS, Operating System, Linux
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Lucio Agostinho Rocha, INL (Is Not Linux): Challenges of Building a New FOSS Operating System, International Journal on Data Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, pp. 8-15. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdst.20170301.12
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