Introduction to LSB-Tools

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



Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of LSB-Tools

Install LSB-Tools by running the following commands:

python3 build

Now, as the root user:

python3 install --optimize=1

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, install_initd, and remove_initd
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/lsbtools

Short Descriptions


is a script to give LSB data


is a script to activate SysV startup scripts


is a script to deactivate SysV startup scripts