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 <email@example.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
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.