An update repository for a custom distro?

jon latorre moebius at etxea.net
Wed Dec 27 15:25:31 UTC 2006


El mar, 26-12-2006 a las 03:06 +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano escribió:
> 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) :-( 

Take a look at the apt pinning howto [1]. Block the packages that you
have modified to your version. But this mean that those packages
wouldn't be updated.

A solution for this mather of custom distros y to take a diferent
aproach: do not modify the packages a use a system that do de
modificatios. This is what dpsyco[2] or CDD do [3]. The guadalinex
people have take this aproach for their branding[4] and have a quite
good documentation [5](in spanish sorry).

We are also building a custom xubuntu distro for hacktivism prouposes
[6] and we're using the guadalinex system [7] with good results.

[1]http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-pin
[2]http://www.opal.dhs.org/programs/dpsyco/
[3]http://people.debian.org/~tille/cdd/
[4]http://forja.guadalinex.org/webs/guadalinexv4/doku.php?id=ecg:development_spec_choose_branding_system&s=cdd
[5]http://www.guadalinex.org/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?cid=3&lid=107
[6]http://x-evian.org
[7]http://pulsar.unizar.es/x-evian/browser/cdd/

> Regards,
> Joel
> 
> -- 
> Happy Holidays!
-- 
jon latorre <moebius at etxea.net>
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