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Do I really need a full Debian mirror to use debian-cd?


I'm going on experimenting with debian-cd.

I'm wandering  if I do  really need a  full debian mirror in  order to
build the ISO.  I  guess that the only relevant  part are the packages
belonging  to the base system  and the debian-installer section. Isn't

Ideally I'd like  to  build the ISO   out of a partial  debian  mirror
generated using apt-move plus the main/debian-installer tree.

Has anybody tried something like this?



>>>>> On Thu, 20 May 2004 10:58:03 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> said:

    Petter> [Free Ekanayaka]
    >> I've seen that the ISO image contains an ordinary pool/dists
    >> debian APT repository to hold packages, so I guess that simply
    >> replacing it with a custom archive would make the trick.. isn't
    >> it?

    Petter> Yes, I think that would work.

    >> Furthermore it would be nice to have a way to tell to the
    >> installation system to automatically install a certain set of
    >> packages after it finishes to install the base system.

    Petter> There are two options.  You can create an udeb with
    Petter> standard or higher priority, and call 'apt-install
    Petter> <package>' in its postinst script, or add a file
    Petter> base_include to the CD listing the extra packages to
    Petter> install.  The second option is the BASE_INCLUDE variable
    Petter> in debian-cd CONF.sh

    >> AFAIK Skolelinux folks already went through this way, and my
    >> task would be very similar.

    Petter> Yes, we use both these methods.  The first method is more
    Petter> flexible, because one can decide in the postinst script if
    Petter> a given package should be installed or not.

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