Re: Reviewing data in the debian-cd packages
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:37:22AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > Daniel's helpful bug (#497270) points out that we have embedded copies
> > of isolinux in the debian-cd package. It's prompted me to look for
> > other embedded data, and I've found the following list:
> > Other files (hence the cc: to the m68k folks):
> > * cts_amiga_info.tar.gz
> > * macinstall-cd.tar.gz
> > are both provided to boot m68k machines, and they each contain binary
> > files (icons and boot files, AFAICS). I have no idea how those files
> > are generated, nor what the licensing situation is for them. Can you
> > help out please?
> Wow I never caught that those files were in debian-cd.
> macinstall-cd.tar.gz contains an old version of Penguin, the mac
> bootloader, which is packaged in contrib (19-3). I'm pretty sure I
> used the penguin package when I was working on debian-cd for etch.
> The source for penguin 17 is at
The current version is 19, and both the repo and the download are found on
As to how it is generated, Penguin is a MacOS application and it is built
under MacOS. Likewise BootX, the oldworld powermac bootloader. Neither can
be built with Linux.
> I'll have to let Christian answer for the licensing of
> cts_amiga_info.tar.gz. The rest of the amiga icons are in the d-i
> repo. If these have clear licensing (I'm pretty sure they do) then
> we should probably move them there too.
> As I recall they were created either by or for Christian to use with
> debian-cd. I don't believe they have a source form.
> They probably shouldn't be living in tar archives anyway. :)