Introduction to LSB-Tools

The LSB-Tools package includes tools for Linux Standards Base (LSB) conformance.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Installation of LSB-Tools

Install LSB-Tools by running the following commands:


Now, as the root user:

make install

Remove a file that should not be installed as the root user:

rm /usr/sbin/lsbinstall

Remove two scripts that serve no purpose on a systemd system:

rm /usr/sbin/{install,remove}_initd

Configuration Information

The configuration for this package was done in LFS. The file /etc/lsb-release should already exist. Be sure that the DISTRIB_CODENAME entry has been set properly.


Installed Programs: lsb_release
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/lsb and /usr/lib/python3.12/site-packages/lsbtools

Short Descriptions


is a script to give LSB data