How to Contribute

Become a mirror

You can assist the LFS project by providing an HTTP or FTP mirror. The HTTP mirrors provide the LFS website, books, patches and hints. The FTP mirrors can provide a number of services including LFS packages and BLFS packages. The requirements for the various mirrors are listed below. If you would like to become a mirror, please set it up and send an email with the data requested below to the website maintainer, bdubbs@linuxfromscratch.org. Thank you.

Requirements

Here is a list of requirements for the various mirrors. All mirrors require that you use rsync to sync your mirrors with our main servers, and a cron program to schedule it for you.

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HTTP Mirror

To set up the mirror, use the following rsync instruction in a cron script:

/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete www.linuxfromscratch.org::lfs-website /srv/www/lfs

LFS and BLFS FTP Mirrors

To set up the ftp mirrors, use the rsync instructions in a cron script:

/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete rsync.osuosl.org::lfs /srv/ftp/LFS
/usr/bin/rsync -lprt --delete rsync.osuosl.org::blfs /srv/ftp/BLFS

Still interested?

If you are still interested in becoming a mirror, please email the following information to the appropriate list or person listed above.

Make a donation

One of the ways to help the Linux From Scratch project is by making donations. Financial donations can be made through PayPal using a major credit card.

USD $

If you want to donate but can't use PayPal, please contact Gerard Beekmans.

The majority of donations will be used to pay the monthly server colocation bill. Anything left over will be put back into the project such as sending people cdroms who don't have a high-speed Internet connection to download all the required packages, upgrade the server hardware when necessary, or whatever else needs done to keep the LFS project running smoothly.