Build Ubuntu from source, for speed
I like what your doing. Just wanted to know is there a way to locally compile the stable system... and where is the make.conf or something similar file?
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If you want to compile for testing packages then check out launchpad and preparing your system for Ubuntu software development.
If you're looking to actually build the system from source for end user use, like bodhi.zazen asks. why would you want to build from source?