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Re: Making CD with small Debian subset

On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 16:00:35 +0100, Raphael Hertzog
<rhertzog@hrnet.fr> wrote:
>Le Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 07:54:01PM +0200, Marc Haber écrivait:
>> Does debian-cd take care of dependencies when building CDs from a task
>> file? Or do I have to do that manually?
>It does take care of that. It even takes care of recommend & suggest.
>It uses "apt-cache depends" to read the dependencies.

Good ;)

>> Is it a problem when a package is listed multiple times in the task
>> file?
>No, it's not a problem.

Even better.

>> Debian-cd seems to build souce and binary CDs. Both images are about
>> 300 MB, so they should comfortably fit on a single CD. Does debian-cd
>> natively support that, or can I manually copy the source links that
>No, it can't do that natively.
>> are built in the tmp directory to the binary CD before doing "make
>> md5list"? Will that yield an aptable repository for both source and
>> binary?
>Yes, this should do the trick I think. 

Looks like it worked when I tried. We will see if I get swamped with
bug reports once the book that CD will accompany is started to be

>> Should I include the .deb files for the packages that are included in
>> the base.tgz file? Or is this done automatically?
>It should be done automatically. debian-cd always includes all packages of
>priority higher than standard.

And all these packages are in base_*.tgz as well?

>> I'd like to include some additional files (like kernel sources for
>> 2.2.17 final, and 2.4.0test-9 including iptables, new util-linux and
>> new modutils) outside the canonical debian directory tree. Can I do so
>> before "make md5list" without breaking debian?
>Yes, check the README for the "local" repository (for .deb packages) or
>make extra for including any other file.

I did it manually. Seemed to work.

Thanks for your comments.


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