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Re: figuring out do_custom_download.pl

So I think I can confirm that debian-cd is used by the ubuntu folks.  They have a modified version they are using that can be found here:


That is reassuring since I have already spend so much time trying to understand this beast. :)  I'm going to keep playing with it over the weekend.  No doubt that will involve reading through lots of the code...  Once I get this all figured out I might have a few tweaks for the wiki to make this easier for noobs like me.

Josh Cronemeyer

Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca>

05/29/08 08:32 PM

Josh Cronemeyer <jcroneme@thoughtworks.com>
Re: figuring out  do_custom_download.pl

On Thu, 29 May 2008 16:26:44 -0500
Josh Cronemeyer <jcroneme@thoughtworks.com> wrote:

> but it isn't ok and nothing happens.  Do I need to specify something
> for the -l option which is the "package control" path? I have no idea
> what path I would give it for that.  Does my pool directory already

See previous email on that.

> need to have a proper mirror directory structure?  Currently I just
> have an empty directory?

I don't remember to be honest.  I think it just needs the pool
directory (I certainly didn't create all the main/a/a-package
directories by hand, so that at least is done by the script).

> Is this the way the ubuntu folks do it?

As mentioned, no.  In fact I'm not sure debian-cd will do what you want
as far as creating an ubuntu cd goes.  I'm pretty sure it will fail to
create an ubuntu boot cd, though it _might_ be okay for an extra (no
installer) cd set.  I remember having issues with that and working
on (but didn't complete) a cd creation tool for that reason.  I
haven't need custom ubuntu cd's yet so I haven't worked on that for a

AFAIK ubuntu uses some custom tool that they haven't shared with the
rest of us.

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