Germinate output usage

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Nov 15 03:08:09 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 09:03:27PM -0500, Francois-Denis Gonthier wrote:
> I've been investigating the use of Germinate for building a custom 
> Debian-based distribution at work.
> Germinate seems to me like and useful and was able to get it to work without 
> much troubles.  I got the results I expect.
> But, I'm stuck there... I don't know what to do with the package list 
> Germinate outputs.  Is there a way to generate a CD, or a repository, based 
> out those files?  In which place this data is used?

germinate is just one very small piece of this, and it really depends
largely on the other software involved. We certainly do use it in our
CD-building and archive maintenance processes, and so it's possible to
hook germinate into debian-cd: (also check out
the subtrees in configs/devel) does this.

However, I don't necessarily recommend cloning our system here. Rather,
I'd suggest finding something that fits your other needs and then
slotting germinate and a little bit of trivial glue into whatever bit of
it wants a big list of packages.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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