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simple-cdd 0.2.0

well, being pleased to hear about debian-oven being inspired by
simple-cdd, i couldn't help but make a new simple-cdd release :)

some of the improvements over previous versions:

simple-cdd (0.2.0) unstable; urgency=low

  * automatically include "default" profile
  * option to build local package repository
  * simplified language and country selection
  * added build-time configuration file for profiles
  * examples for setting default CD label
  * updated freekbox3 and lessdisks profiles
  * prompt before over-writing hard-disk partitions by default
  * build-simple-cdd: many commandline options added

 -- Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant@freegeek.org>  Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:28:19 -0600

most of the recent developments for simple-cdd were needed  to simplify
creation of a simple installer for freekbox3, freegeek's desktop
distribution for recycled hardware: http://freegeek.org

to download simple-cdd, stick in /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://debian-np.alioth.debian.org/debian unstable main

(also added a "backport" of debpartial-mirror for sarge)

and: apt-get install simple-cdd

or from svn:

svn co svn://svn.debian.org/svn/debian-np/trunk/packages/simple-cdd

i also improved the package description, hopefully this is good enough
for cdd-doc, or were you looking for something more, andreas? :)

Description: create custom debian-installer CDs
 simple-cdd is a limited though relatively easy tool to create a customized
 debian-installer CD. 
 it includes simple mechanisms to create "profiles" that define common system
 configurations, which can be selected during system installation. simple-cdd
 also makes it easy to build CDs with language and country settings
 pre-configured, or to use a 2.6 kernel by default.
 this can be used to create a crude "Custom Debian Distribution" using packages
 from debian, with pre-configuration of packages that use debconf.  custom
 configuration scripts can be specified to handle packages that don't support
 debconf pre-configuration.
 testing CD images with qemu is also made simple with a provided script.

it has only been tested with debian-cd from sarge (other than
debpartial-mirror), so if using a new debian-cd or debian-installer, it
may require some tweaks.

in some ways, it might make sense to move simple-cdd from the debian-np
project to the cdd project, as it really is more general than non-profit
use only. if folks wouldn't mind giving me ("vagrant-guest" on alioth)
svn access. :)

and with things like debian-oven and when cddtk has support for building
the installer CDs, hopefully simple-cdd will become obsolete :)

live well,

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