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Re: Distributing Debian derivative

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On 22/03/10 20:12, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> If you have not stripped /usr/share/doc from your debootstrap it should
> contain all the licenses needed in form of /usr/share/doc/*/copyright
> files.

The image will *literally* be created like this:

debootstrap lenny debian
tar cvjf debian.tar.bz2 debian

Nothing more complicated. It's not even going to be a derivative work;
it's an auxiliary download.

> If you want some more minimal, you can calculate a more minimal set via:
> Look at the packages installed (look in /var/lib/dpkg/status), assemble
> a list of source packages.

Unfortunately that's an infeasible amount of work --- it's a non-trivial
amount of scripting, and sufficiently difficult that it's just not worth
it given that I'm only doing this for convenience.

What are my alternatives? Is there a standalone,
one-static-binary-with-no-dependencies-whatsoever version of
cdebootstrap I can give my users?

Also, I see that lots of software distributes Debian images --- for
example, Colinux (http://sourceforge.net/projects/colinux/files/). How
are they doing it legally, or is it just that nobody actually cares?

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