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Re: howto build cdd?

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:45:59PM +0300, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> Hi
> Sorry to bug people here in the n-th time, but I still fail to build a
> custom Debian CD in a decent automated manner and I try to figure out
> what I'm missing.
> What I did:
> There is an ellusive script called "simple-cdd". It doesn't seem to be
> part of any Debian package. I'm not sure what version seems to be the
> most recent and tested. Feature-wise it seems just what I need. The sole
> problem is that it doesn't work.
> Simple-cdd is basically a wrapper around Debian's debian-cd. Originally 
> it had a problem supporting a local packages source in a decent manner
> just as debian-cd has poor support for this. So originally I setteled
> for some ugly scripts that basically modify the netinst ISO image.
> Those scripts sort of work, but are not well automated.
> A workaround for the loal packages is to create a local mirror that will
> contain exactly what I need. There seem to be two recent candidates for
> such a merging mirror:
> * reprepro: works rather nice. I find it very useful for my main apt
>   source. I still evaluate it for the merging mirror. Problems I have
>   encountered:
>   - Does not mirror anything outside pool and dists . Current
>     workaround: scriptary to mirror the rest through a manual list using
>     rsync. Sort-of works.
>   - Requires an explicit packages list from each source of the
>     repository. Current workaround: an apt wrapper that resolves
>     dependencies. Only works when there are no conflicts in the packages
>     lists. Such conflicts are, e.g: asterisk-classic and
>     asterisk-bristuff. Resolving each package separately is not good
>     enough as sometimes I wish to avoid certain packages by providing a
>     certain dependency explicitly.
>     In short: I'm stuck here.
> * deppartial-mirror: I still haven't figured out how to configure it. No
>   working sample. Looks very nice, though.
> The original debian-cd, naturally, unusable, as it doesn't easily
> support working as non-root and working in an arbitrary working dir.
> I have started to work on a wrapper of my own for it.
> My debian-cd wrapper begins by generating a symlinks tree in debian-cd/
> under the current working dir to /usr/share/debian-cd . I use there the
> above-mentioned reprepro wrapper to generate a local mirror. Unlike the
> scripts in the cddt repository, I don't hardwire the name of the apt
> sources. Rather, I parse them from the conf/updates file at the price of
> an ugly warning at resolve time.
> What I currently get is an install CD that begins an installation but
> fails at running debootstrap (If I understand the error correctly).

That seems to be solved by now. So I'll just post my current build


  wget http://lemon.tzafrir.org.il/~tzafrir/rapid_build.tgz
  cd rapid_build
  #edit the "Method" of the source "xorcom" *And* its Label: 
  vi repo/conf/updates 

I don't intend for this to be a replacement for debpartial-cd . I just
hope that this could serve as a working saple for using debian-cd as
non-root with a local repository.

Tzafrir Cohen      sip:tzafrir@local.xorcom.com
icq#16849755       iax:tzafrir@local.xorcom.com
tzafrir.cohen@xorcom.com  http://www.xorcom.com

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