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Re: [DebianGIS] New Debian GIS Live CD build for Lenny and Squeeze

> fyi I continued that effort over in the OSGeo svn:
>   https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/livedvd/live-helper/trunk/

Aha.  Perhaps the useful parts should be merged back to the Debian
repository, or the debian-gis repository ditched and the work be
focused on some new repository?

> but then an approach using a base distribution of xUbuntu and
> a series of custom post-install scripts on a virtual machine,
> and then build that VM into a ISO using RemasterSys was adopted.
> (folks thought that would be easier than live-helper/debian, but
> now we are looking for a better way...)
>   [ "we" meaning mostly Alex ;) ]

Personally, I am a true believer in repeatable generated images, and
thus like the live-helper/cron approach. :)

Not sure how easy it will be to do that when one want to populate a
postgis database with GIS data, thought. :)

> a whole pile of install scripts for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid: (active
> work in progress)
>  https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/livedvd/gisvm/trunk/bin/
> finalized install scripts for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic can be found
> in the svn branches/.
> ... and it all took off from there. We've probably handed out
> 1000+ of these by now.  ISOs at  http://live.osgeo.org

Cool. :)

> maybe some of those build scripts can be useful. gdal, postgres, and
> libboost package versions typically need to be tweaked per release
> but otherwise they should be fairly ready to drop into
> live-helper/chroot_local-hooks/.

Right.  I doubt I will have time to work on it any time soon, just
wanted to share the current result with you all. :)

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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