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Bug#779654: ITP: debootstick -- Turn a chroot environment into a bootable image

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Etienne Dublé" <etienne.duble@gmail.com>

* 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
trivial way.

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.

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