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Re: Live Media

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 04:31:45PM +0100, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Sebastian Hilbert wrote:
> > non-standard repositories
> > openSUSE: all packages in openSUSE buildservice can be included
> > Debian: a custom sources list for apt needs to be carefully crafted
> as someone else already explained, actually creating a repository is
> very easy. if you don't want to do that, you can just copy your packages
> into config/chroot_local-packages and be done with it - no need for an
> extra repository just to have the packages installed.

What about dependencies of those packages? Should they be manuall added
to the list of packages to install?

> a custom repository is of course more flexible, easier to maintain and
> allows to select packages out of it.

> > testing
> > Debian: needs to be downloaded and fed to some virtualization solution as 
> > virtual or physical CD
> brandon has a really cool setup with qemu that creates a video of
> booting the images (check the archives for 'autotesting'). this needs
> quite some work to be properly package the scripts and bits needed to
> make it work, which i prefered not to do before lenny release has happened.

But simply testing a new image in qemu is normally quite simple:

  qemu -cdrom binary.iso -boot d

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