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Re: Adding custom packages to simple-cdd

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 11:29:44PM -0700, David Stone wrote:
> Hi all, 
> I've been using simple-cdd for a school project and so far I have gotten
> it to do what I want it to do. 

Adding a few custom packages is easy (check the docs. I don't remember

Adding a few extra packages of your own *and* getting all of their
dependencies picked up into the CD is the tricky part. Otherwise you
need to manually add a lengthy list of dependencies.

Search for my whines in this list over the years :-(

I eventually moved on, as the solutions I have found didn't work well
enough and there were also other, unrelated issues.

> But now I've been trying to find a way to
> add a few custom debian packages to the installation CD but have not
> found a way to do this. The only way I could see to do it with
> simple-cdd is to create a custom mirror with the custom packages and
> then tell simple-cdd to use that mirror but it seams that the mirror
> would also have to have all the regular debian packages. Is there a way
> to use multiple mirror with simple-cdd or maybe even an easier way just
> to add a few custom packages to the CD? 

The debian-cd does support an "other" mirror. You can use it to provide
your own custom local apt source (I eventually used reprepro for that.
But I also originally made the mistake of using my own custom udeb. That
made my life considerbly more complicated. With newer D-I-s, this is
less and less needed)

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