Bug#779654: ITP: debootstick -- Turn a chroot environment into a bootable image
Owner: "Etienne Dublé" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : debootstick
Version : 0.9c
* URL : http://drakkar-lig.github.io/debootstick/
* License : BSD
Programming Lang: Shell script
Description : Turn a chroot environment into a bootable image
debootstick is used to generate a bootable image from a Debian
or Ubuntu chroot environment (such as one generated with
debootstrap, docker export, etc.).
This image should then be copied to a USB stick or disk and
used to boot any amd64 machine (BIOS- or UEFI-based).
The embedded system is ready to be started live (no
installation procedure needed), and since it is a very
standard system, it is fully upgradeable (kernel and bootloader
Existing solutions, such as the live-build framework, tend to
manage the whole image creation process, including the
creation and customization of a chroot environment; whereas
debootstick is designed as a building block that should be
combined with other ones (typically debootstrap and chroot,
but other ones such as docker have proven to be very convenient).
This approach allows to build specialized live systems in a
The tool is currently maintained by myself and people of the
WalT project (http://walt.forge.imag.fr/). Anyone interested,
please contact me. I am also looking for sponsors.