The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS Version 8.2, LFS Version 8.2 (systemd), BLFS Version 8.2, and BLFS Version 8.2 (systemd).

This release is a major update to both LFS and BLFS.

The LFS release includes updates to glibc-2.27, binutils-2.30, and gcc-7.3.0. In addition five new packages have been moved to the base LFS book from BLFS: libffi, openssl, Python3, ninja, and meson. Changes to text have been made throughout the book. The Linux kernel has also been updated to version 4.15.3.

The BLFS version includes approximately 900 packages beyond the base Linux From Scratch Version 8.2 book. This release has 813 updates from the previous version in addition to numerous text and formatting changes.

Thanks for this release goes to many contributors.  Notably:

DJ Lucas
Pierre Labastie
Ken Moffat
Thomas Trepl

You can read the books online[0]-[3], or download[4]-[7] to read locally.

Please direct any comments about this release to the LFS development
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  -- Bruce Dubbs


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