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o Cleaner output o Cleaner output to the shell


o Conserve major features from debian-cd

o A real configuration file. (debian-cd.conf)

  • Everything you thing that it can be configurable would be here.

o Smart warnings

  • If there is a problem (not critical):
    1. point what's happening
    2. show how to solve
    If something goes wrong:
    1. point what's happening
    2. show how to solve the problem

o Mix binary and source in the same CD/DVD

  • Just for one CD/DVD: Once you have the binary tree and the source tree:
    1. Calculate if there is enough space to combine both in one media.
    2. If so combine both trees into a single.

o ?MedyaType input variable that would tell me:

  • 1 - businesscard CD 2 - netinst CD 3 - usual CD 4 - DVD

o Deep check of dependencies

  • Mix dependencies of the package with run-time checks

o Cleaner output to the shell


o data/

  • External data This directory should be the same that the current.

o debian-cd

  • Main executable program This will be the access point for doing anything.

o debian-cd.conf

  • Main configuration file Main config file, a simple conf file.

o doc/

  • Documentation This dir will contain all the documentation of the system.

o tools/

  • All the backend of debian-cd This dir will contain all the libraries (mainly, coded in python).


1. conf-parser. Load configuration.

  • o Get all the variables needed parsing debian-cd.conf o Check for unset variables, if it's missing one essential variable show the
    • error and stop.

2. pre-checks. Initial checks.

  • o Check that the "Packages" file is well-formed. o Check the mirror using the information provided by the Packages file. o Check that the mirror contains all the packages needed that belongs to base section.

3. gen-bootable

  • o make the CDs/DVDs bootable, it's needed to add disk-arch stuff.

4. gen-tree, for each CD/DVD

  • o bin-tree o source-tree

5. gen-md5list

6. gen-images (Jigdo, iso, torrents, ...)

  • o bin-images o src-images o hibryd-images (mix binary and sources)

7. gen-imagesums


o http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2005/07/msg00087.html

o http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2004/01/threads.html#00045

o http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2004/01/msg00025.html