Re: OSCAR and debian
> 2) image building :
> This is certainly the hardest part.
> - system installation suite (sisuite.org) is doing all the hard job
> to build a complete system from a rpm list. I think that FAI is
> already doing this ?
systemimager and systemconfigurator are in debian/stable and debian/unstable.
the upstream systemimager developers develop on debian.
> - image customization : this done automatically (when installing an
> image) and it will certainly require some work for the network
> interface part that is very different from distro to distro.
> SystemImager is already available as a deb from www.systemimager.org,
> as well as being part of OSCAR.
those debs are only for stable users wanting the latest systemimager.
> So imaging might work correctly even
> though some of the OSCAR bits originally came from rpms rather than
systemimager-type imaging doesn't care about package format.
systeminstaller, which provides an alternate mechanism for creating
systemimager-style images, needs debian support added. i have debs for it, but
upstream doesn't want it in debian until it can create debian images (although
it can create rpm based images on debian just fine).