correct information, so that it works for everybody
these steps are unneeded when debian-cd-revision contains the revnumber we track
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| 1. figure out the current debian-cd revision we use (currently 1372)
1. svn co -r $revnumber svn://svn.debian.org/debian-cd/trunk debian-cd.unpatched
* If you get the wrong revision you wont be ablt to apply the patch
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic...
This is in the very early stage of something which should become a howto to understand the build process of the Debian Edu (install) cd - please help to improve it. I will do so too, on my way to eternal wisdom and happyness
- tasks comes from debian-edu svn
- wantedpkglist*.txt is generated from tasks
- wantedpkglist is given to debian-cd to populate the cd
- missingpkglist is generated by comparing the list of packages on the CD with the list of wanted packages.
the code for the version of debian-cd we're using is at /home/builder/src/debian-edu/src/build/CD-administrator/debian-cd
During every build it's patched by debian-edu/src/build/CD-administrator/patch-debian-cd with debian-edu/src/build/CD-administrator/debian-cd.patch
If you want to exclude certain packages from the cd, there is a exclude-etch list (also used for etch-test) in that patch.
the logs from each cd build are commited to svn (debian-edu/html/logs/cd-build-$suite.log). the commits are silent, so no commit-mail is sent.
all developers can force a build by doing an svn commit to the src/build/CD-administrator directory
how to exclude packages from the cd
Get the curret status
grab CD-administrator with svn co svn+ssh://$firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/debian-edu/trunk/src/build/CD-administrator
- cd CD-administrator
patch using ./patch-debian-cd
edit the patch
edit the exlude file with vi debian-cd/tasks/exclude-etch
regenerate the patch with ./make-patch
Test that your patch works with ./patch-debian-cd
commit your changes to the patchfile with svn commit debian-cd.patch
- have a beer and wait for the cd to build
famous last words
... and any technology distinguishable from magic is not sufficiently advanced!