Re: have a mate-desktop CD was Re: magnet links and pushing them to meta-search engines.
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On 17/03/2018, Rick Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there a relatively simple way a normal Debian user (without special
> developer skills or access to special developer resources) can create a
> Debian Live CD/DVD/BD/USB-stick with their choice of packages? The goal
> here would be for Sirish (and me too, for that matter) to be able to create
> our own Debian Live mate-desktop. Generalizing a little bit: One could
> create a bootable Live USB-stick with a custom set of utilities (e.g. for
> network installation/testing/debugging).
> Is that possible?
As Steve shared there is that . If you are looking at stable model
then you are in luck as
which I guess Steve was talking about earlier.
would have been perfect if I were chasing a stable release .
There used to be an interesting service when debian-live was an
unofficial project (third-party) where one could put a list of all the
softwares needed and after few minutes to an hour you would get a
customized iso image which could be downloadable for a day.
There are and were multiple problems with that scenario as sometimes I
got packages from unstable or even testing which were buggy and had RC
(release-critical) bugs filed against them which means those packages
should not have been allowed to come on the live-cd in the first
place. Also just a single person was a maintainer so support was an
>From what little I know even the new debian-live to offer a similar
service with more hardened tools and checks but needs heads and hands
to provide a similar service.
There is also debian's own automated installation routine involving
preseeding as well -
an example preseed.txt file
The preseed way looks to be more easy and simpler than the scripts
that Steve shares. I for instance, wouldn't know which lines to touch
and which not to in order to get a customized mate-debian-alpha 2
Maybe if it had a nice UI rather than a gitlab instance or just the
documentation it would have been fruitful but that again need people
power who are willing to do the needful.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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