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Re: [Vmdebootstrap-devel] Namespace issues

On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 10:40:36 +0100
Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.com> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> nice to see you're interested in live-* stuff. however, please
> consider renaming this package (and also src:live-support), it
> invades/hijacks the Debian Live namespace.

There is an explicit reason for this. vmdebootstrap is being extended
explicitly to provide support for a replacement for live-build. This
work is happening within the debian-cd team to be able to solve the
existing problems with live-build. These problems include reliability
issues, lack of multiple architecture support and lack of UEFI support.
vmdebootstrap has all of these, we do use support from live-boot and
live-config as these are out of the scope for vmdebootstrap.

It is also helpful that live-build-ng is written in python.

> I'm sure you can come up with a suitable namespace on your own, e.g.
> vmdebootstrap-live and vmdebootstrap-live-support or something like
> that).

The objective is that debian-cd builds official Debian Live images
without using live-build, using vmdebootstrap live support and
live-build-ng instead.

This work began at Debconf15 and has been extended in the vmdebootstrap
sprint at the miniDebConfUK. Iain demonstrated a working Live image
with UEFI built using vmdebootstrap and the work is set to continue.


Neil Williams

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