Bug#961287: ITP: bootiso -- a bash program to securely create a bootable USB device from one image file
Owner: Jules Samuel Randolph <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : bootiso
Version : 4.0.1
Upstream Author : Jules Samuel Randolph <email@example.com>
* URL : https://github.com/jsamr/bootiso
* License : GPLv3
Programming Lang: bash
Description : A bash program to securely create a bootable USB device from one image file.
This program is a user-friendly CLI to create bootable USB devices
from image files. It not only adds a security layer on top of dd by
checking target device is connected through USB port and performing
a handful of other assertions, but it also supports non-hybrid ISOs,
given that they follow either UEFI standard or provide ISOLINUX boot
configuration. The utility claims support for:
- Modern GNU/Linux images;
- BSD images;
- Ultimate Boot CD (non-hybrid) and other rescue CDs;
- Windows 7 (x64) and superior;
... and any hybrid images.
The utility also offers additional features such as persistent data
partitions, hashsum checks, quickformat... etc.
Even though this is far from the only program aimed at booting USB
sticks, I have no knowledge of similar programs operating in full
command-line mode. Being the upstream author, I plan to maintain
it as long as the project thrives. I am also very concerned and
meticulous about following GNU/Linux, POSIX and other standards and
will do everything to comply. The utility is shipped with a man,
zsh and bash completions.
I would love to have a sponsor to help me get in. I am curently
taking a look at Debian Policy Manual and other material to create
a source repository. If someone would like to review it when it's
ready, that would be amazing.
I might also be interrested in maintaining other packages in the
future, although this is not my top priority.