1.5. Resources

1.5.1. FAQ

If during the building of the CLFS system you encounter any errors, have any questions, or think there is a typo in the book, please start by consulting the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that is located at http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/faq.

1.5.2. Mailing Lists

The cross-lfs.org server hosts a number of mailing lists used for the development of the CLFS project. These lists include the main development and support lists, among others. If the FAQ does not contain your answer, you can search the CLFS lists via The Mail Archive http://www.mail-archive.com. You can find the mail lists with the following link:


For information on the different lists, how to subscribe, archive locations, and additional information, visit http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/lists.

1.5.3. News Server

Cross-LFS does not maintain its own News Server, but we do provide access via gmane.org http://gmane.org. If you want to subscribe to the Cross-LFS lists via a newsreader you can utilize gmane.org. You can find the gmane search for CLFS with the following link:


1.5.4. IRC

Several members of the CLFS community offer assistance on our community Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network. Before using this support, please make sure that your question is not already answered in the CLFS FAQ or the mailing list archives. You can find the IRC network at chat.freenode.net. The support channel for cross-lfs is named #cross-lfs. If you need to show people the output of your problems, please use http://pastebin.cross-lfs.org and reference the pastebin URL when asking your questions.

1.5.5. Mirror Sites

The CLFS project has a number of world-wide mirrors to make accessing the website and downloading the required packages more convenient. Please visit the CLFS website at http://trac.cross-lfs.org/wiki/mirrors for mirrors of CLFS.

1.5.6. Contact Information

Please direct all your questions and comments to the CLFS mailing lists (see above).