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Re: mkisofs (was: Installer image for installation via ssh)

On Thu 19 Apr 2018 at 20:29:29 +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:

> Hi,
> i wrote:
> > > genisoimage is obviously in post-maintainance mode.
> Brian wrote:
> > Decorating the house here is in post-maintenance mode and has been
> > (like genisoimage) in that state for four years. If it is not broke,
> > why fix it? That's my excuse, but other users have a different view.
> Well, genisoimage has some issues, among them those at
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?package=genisoimage
> But its main problem is that nobody wants to do work in its code, of which
> Joerg Schilling claims intellectual ownership.

The first is regrettable. The second does not seem unjustified.

> xorriso came to its job as producer of most Debian ISOs because i was
> willing to work in libisoburn, which i founded myself.

A good thing, too.

> > > > https://wiki.debian.org/ManipulatingISOs
> > > still lacks the ISO preparations for booting via EFI.
> > You know what they say? - It's a wiki.
> Yeah. But one should rather consolidate the various wikis about that topic.
> There is e.g.
>   https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Modify/CD

I lost the will to live after reading the third section. Like most
accounts of this nature, it is long on commands to run but short on
explanation of what is going on.

> and chances are that one could find more of them.


> This would need a plan and afterwards active maintainance.

Active maintenance? Plan? The wiki (AFAIK) has no structure in place to
co-ordinate or drive essential changes. The best one can do is to alter
individual pages. Or write new ones.
> That's why i propose file /.disk/mkisofs in the ISO as source of inspiration
> about repacking that particular ISO.

But no proposal to enhance https://wiki.debian.org/ManipulatingISOs
with EFI information?


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