Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?

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    Pacman is distro-agnostic: there is no reason why it shouldn't work on LFS...
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 8:50
  • Hell it runs on Windows via msys2
    – hanetzer
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 17:51

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Once you install a package manager and begin to use it (plus repos), lfs basically ceases to be lfs and becomes the distro using that package manager and repos. What here is your goal in using lfs? If you want special self-built packages/kernel, you may as well install arch linux and then build those packages with makepkg and/or write your own PKGBUILD for those packages not in the default repos.


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