Time to move on
After using a modified LFS for over 2 years now, and being pretty happy with it, I decided it's time to move on.
I just backed up a good 20GB of stuff and after GParted is finished resizing two of my Windows-partitions I will install Fedora 7.
The reasons for this move are as follows:
Through my work on EasyLFS I seem to have messed up a few things. That happens when you do big-time compilations like this without taking enough care. By now this shouldn't happen anymore because of some patches for GCC, but the damage has been done. For example I can't compile KDE anymore.
Another reason is that I have experienced a few problems with encrypted mails, which I can't really understand since everything seems to be okay. So I want to try it with a fresh system where everything is supposed to be good.
Why I choose Fedora should be obvious to those who know me a bit. Not only it's completely free software, but also I run it on my notebook. Through the good experience I made there I decided it should also be Fedora to run my PC.
There will be a difference though. My notebook has a Core Duo, a 32-bit dual-core CPU, my PC has an Athlon64 X2, a 64-bit dual-core CPU. So, of course, I will install the 64-bit-version of Fedora, in order to enjoy the full power of my box.
EasyLFS-development of course will go on. I have freed around 18GB of space for whatever I want to use it for, like for test-builds of EasyLFS and maybe other funny stuff.
Over the recent years I have always collected more and more stuff, but now that I start cleaning out things, especially Windows-stuff I really don't need anymore (because I'm already doing it on Linux for years and just keep the software for "just-in-case-situations") I suddenly have space I can just free and use for whatever I like.
So, EasyLFS-development will of course be continued. Maybe in a slightly different way, but the method shouldn't influence the result at all.
Well, GParted is nearly done, after around 2 hours of moving one of my partitions, and it's time for me to get ready. I have to check everything's backed up, and then I'll go for it.
If I'm not back in a few hours, wait a few hours more... ;-)