An update repository for a custom distro?

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Mon Dec 25 21:24:38 UTC 2006

On 12/26/06, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at> wrote:
> On Di, 2006-12-26 at 03:06 +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a custom distro, that have alot of customize packages, I would
> > like to use the Ubuntu repository for the updates, but I'm afraid that
> > the customize packages would be replaced with the ubuntu packages upon
> > update, I'm wondering how will I use the Ubuntu repository without the
> > customize packages be replaced with the ubuntu version? Is it
> > possible? If not, updates and g-a-i will be nothing at all (for
> > now) :-(
> >
> > Regards,
> > Joel
> How many packages did you modify?
> Furthermore I would welcome feedback about the software-properties
> dialog layout and the underlaying infrastructure. I am currently working
> on making it more derviat friendly.
> Cheers,
> Sebastian


I have modified nautilus, libgnome, metacity, gdm for custom gconf
configurations, relating to themes and backgrounds, icons shown on desktop,
and default icon view to both-horiz.
Gnome-panel had been modified with a custom buttom panel layout that have
Tomboy, gnome-main-menu, show desktop applet and window-list applet. (A
custom gnome-panel .entries file), a custom about distro dialog.
A modified start-here.svg (distributor-logo) for gnome-icon-theme and
A slightly modified gnome-sessions shutdown dialog, and starts resapplet and
fast-user-switch automatically (both are modified to hide .desktop entries
in the menus), a script that creates a customize nautilus metafile for icon
location of trash (bottom right), A customized icons for ~/Documents,
~/Photos and ~/Music, that is relative to $HOME, and $HOME/Desktop, also
included in the custom scripts is a randomize photo configuration (if not
yet customized) on /usr/share/pixmaps/faces (I know this should be done on
account creation, but I don't know how), and a welcome-center for the
gnome-volume-manager, that uses banshee, multisync and f-spot on devices.
base-files for a custom lsb-release.

My apologies, I have alot of modified apps. These are from Edgy, with the
latest updates, If it's possible, I will maintain those modified packages
for merging the custom changes with the new updates.
I think that's all that is modified.


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