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Re: Package Selection for Debian Live

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 08:58:41PM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> John Goerzen wrote:
> > How do you expect your project to be different?  I'm just interested in
> > avoiding duplicate effort if possible.
> wrt/ the package selection/lists, we're heading for a "desktop" one
> (more or less what knoppix is; but with both gnome and kde on it), and
> some smaller, different ones e.g. for sysadmins (more or less like grml).
> However, as I'm aware of your package list for DFS, I'm sure that there
> will be not much doubled efforts. I'm just doing some ordering and
> selection and I'll come up again with congrete suggestions in a few days..

Well, the thing about DFS is that dfsbuild is very flexible as far as
package selection goes -- it has a cfg file where you list your
preferred mirror and the debs you want to include.  All those debs, plus
their deps, will be included on the generated ISO.

I've found it much easier to customize than Knoppix.

Not trying to force you into any one solution or anything, but I'd hate
for you to have to go to the effort to re-engineer a live CD build
system if what's out there already would work for you.

-- John

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