A mailinglist is a way to talk to other subscribed people with the
same interests via mail. E.g. you send a mail to a mailinglist. Every
other person that is subscribed to that mailinglist will receive that mail
and will be able to reply to the mailinglist.
How to post to a list
You do not need to be subscribed to a mailing list in order to post to it.
However, if you post to a list you're not subscribed to, make sure you
mention this in your email so the list members can put you in the CC:
header of an email in order for you receive the replies.
The post address for a list is in the format of
firstname.lastname@example.org where listname can be one of
the lists in the Available lists section below. Examples of post
addresses are email@example.com,
The following lists are available to you.
Help with installing LFS
LFS Development discussions
LFS Announce List
LFS Related Security List
LFS Book Editors List
LFS Chat List
General Automated LFS Discussion List
BLFS Development discussions
Beyond LFS Book Editors List
Help with anything relating to an LFS system
The lfs-support mailing list provides support to users building an LFS
system as far as the end of the main book. Requests for help with
installing software beyond the base system should go to the blfs-support
The lfs-dev mailing list discusses matters strictly related to the
LFS-BOOK. If problems with the book come up, a bug or two need to be
reported, or suggestions to improve the book should be made, this mailing
list is the right one.
Requests for help should go to lfs-support or blfs-support.
The lfs-announce list is a moderated list. You can subscribe to it, but
you can't post any messages to this list. This list is used to announce
new book releases. If you're already on the lfs-dev list there's
little use subscribing to this list as well because everything that is
posted to the lfs-announce list will be posted to the lfs-dev list as
The lfs-security mailinglist discusses security related matters. If you
have security concerns or have heard about a package used by LFS that
has known security problems, you can address that on this list.
The lfs-book list is used by the LFS-BOOK editors to co-ordinate lfs-book's
maintenance, like XML issues and the like. Actual discussion what should
be added and removed take place on lfs-dev.
The lfs-chat list is a hangout place for members of the LFS Community
(that includes you as well) and just chat about stuff. Doesn't even have to
be computer related. Anything goes, nothing is off-topic.
The alfs-discuss discusses the development of ALFS which stands
for Automated LinuxFromScratch. The goal of this project is to
develop an installation tool that can install an LFS system
automatically for you. It's main goal is to speed up compilation by
taking away your need to manually enter the commands to
configure, compile and install packages.
The blfs-dev mailing list discusses matters related to the BLFS-BOOK
(Beyond LFS). If problems with the book come up, a bug or two need to be
reported, or suggestions to improve the book (such as suggestions as to
installation instructions to add) are to be made, this mailing list is the
Requests for help with programs beyond the base LFS setup (not just those
in BLFS) should go to blfs-support.
The blfs-book list is used by the BLFS-BOOK (Beyond LFS) editors to
co-ordinate blfs-book's maintenance. For now, actual discussions will
take place on the lfs-apps list (like lfs-dev is used instead of
The blfs-support list deals with support requests for any software not
installed in the LFS book. The list is not just for help with software
explicitly mentioned in the BLFS book, any software beyond that installed
as part of the base LFS system can be discussed here.