Re: A few questions about customization
Dieter Scholz wrote:
> * What's the difference between the chroot and the binary stage? For me it's
> not obvious when to use which directory (binary* or chroot*) created in
> config after lh_config.
chroot_* influences what ends up in the filesystem.squashfs (aka 'the
binary_* influences what ends up on the iso image (aka 'the live cd').
> * I would like to boot the iso using a default keyboard layout
> of "de-latin1-nodeadkeys" and a locale of de_DE@UTF-8 (not using boot
> parameters). I managed to set the locale by using an interactive debconf mode
> but failed to achieve setting the keyboard (even so I configured it correctly
> with interactive debconf). If I use "install-keymap" or "dpkg-reconfigure
> console-data" in the created iso, I'm able to switch it. How can I do this in
> a noninteractive way when creating the iso?
add the boot parameters to LH_LIVE_BOOTAPPEND.
> * I would like to customize some config files inside the image. I was able to
> replace ".bashrc" and add ".vimrc" in the root dir by putting the file in the
> chroot_local-includes directory but wasn't able to replace "/etc/sysctl.conf"
> neither by putting it in "chroot_local-includes" or "binary_local-includes".
> How would I do that? How do I replace default configuration files of packages
> in general?
in general, rather than replacing complete files, you better automate it
by editing them through a hook.
if you decide to completely replace them with an own file,
chroot_local-includes should do the trick.
a file put into:
would get installed to:
in the resulting live system.
> * How does preseeding work. Is it "debconf-get-selections | grep <PACKAGE> >
> CONFFILE" and then putting "CONFFILE" in the preseed directory?
yes; however, in general, you would only put those selections into the
file that are overwriting default behaviour of debian - this way you
keep the preseeding file small and better maintainable.
> Is this the
> answer to my second question?
> I know, this is a lot of stuff to answer. But I'm very interested in using
> Debian Live and so I hope you could help me. Thanks.
don't worry, you're welcome.
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