Blends & CDD suggestions
I reply to this list as suggested by Andreas Tille.
The fact is that Im working on a customized debian DVD and need these points to
- Change the default graphical theme. (GTK color + topbar image + boot dvd
- Customize Debian boot DVD menu.
- Add preceeding of some parts of D-I (user, partitionning, ...)
- Add a new task for our goals which mean adding new packages that are not in
debian and add lot of packages that are in debian (all listed in the task as
dependacies) and remove all other tasks so only the task I have done will be
I had a look to several way to handle it like:
- building d-i from svn and using debian-cd.
- using a builded daily d-i and adding customizations.
- simple-cdd tools.
I want to keep it simple. What I need to do is not that huge so Im asking for
suggestions about how to handle this in an easy way, keep it simple and thus to
be able to generate quickly new versions.
On 21:54 Tue 25 May , Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi Xavier,
> I'm very sorry to admit that I have absolutely nothing to do with
> *Simple*-CDD. The misuse of the term CDD was the reason why I went
> through the hard process of renaming. I do not know whether there is a
> proper mailing list for simple-cdd - if in doubt just contact the
> package maintainer.
> If you subscribe the Debian Pure Blends concept and some terms in
> your mail seem to give a hint about this the Blends mailing list is
> your friend (and I prefer to answer there in public for other possibly
> interested readers. So if my answer is not clear enough and you need
> some clarification I would prefer if you continue discussion there (and
> feel free to quote me fully or in parts).
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 04:02:36PM +0200, Xavier Oswald wrote:
> > Hi Andreas,
> > Im working on a custom debian DVD for my company.
> > I was looking at simple-cdd to build a new ISO containing some customizations.
> The Debian Edu Blend (aka SkoleLinux) is building some DVD images with
> specific adaptations. Currently there is no common scheme to build
> images for any Blend (but it would be great to have one).
> > What I need to do is:
> > - Change the default graphical theme.
> Debian EzGo and BrDesktop Blends are doing this - you might like to look
> in their code. I'm not really sure how they finally ship their Blends
> stuff to the user - please ask on the list.
> > - Add preceeding of some parts of D-I (user, partitionning, ...)
> Debian Edu is using preseeding - I personally did not (yet) dived into
> this topic because in Debian Med we do not yet need this feature.
> > - Add a new task for our goals which mean adding new packages that are not in
> > debian and add lot of packages that are in debian (all listed in the task as
> > dependacies).
> Sure. The docs should be verbose enough about this - just ask if
> something remains unclear.
> > Do you think all these things are possible using cdd ?
> If s/cdd/blends/ then, yes, there are examples how to do this even if I
> wished we would have some more general toolset to acomplish this.
> > Any suggestion ?
> Hope this helps
>  http://blends.alioth.debian.org/blends/
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-blends
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