The LFS book is stored in CVS, which stands for Concurrent Version System.
This allows for multiple editors to make changes to the book's files at the
same times, completely with revision histories so we can revert back to an
older state, and more of that. We're not going to explain CVS here, for
that you should visit the
You have two option to access the CVS archive of the LFS-Book. If you have
the CVS program installed, you can checkout a copy of the current LFS book
and work with the XML files yourself. To do so, run the following command:
There are two files in the LFS Book source tree, named README and
INSTALL you should read. They explain how you can setup your system
to work with the XML files and how to transform it to other formats like
HTML, PDF, PS and TXT.