minor cdimage bug?

Josh Cronemeyer jcroneme at thoughtworks.com
Wed Jun 11 19:16:14 BST 2008

I can't find a bug tracker for the cdimage tool so I'm posting to these 

I've been using cdimage to generate my own customized xubuntu installer. I 
was having an issue getting changes in my local seeds to propigate through 
to the tasks.  I figured it out and wanted to mention the behavior I was 
getting to the community in case this was a bug.

1. If you set the LOCAL_SEEDS env var and the path you specify is not a 
bzr branch you get an error.  I was thinking the local seeds shouldn't 
have to be a bzr branch.

2. If you set the LOCAL_SEEDS env var to a directory that is a bzr branch, 
but one that has uncommitted local changes, the germinate command will 
ignore your uncommitted local changes and just use the latest version from 
the repository.  I was thinking it shouldn't ignore uncommitted local 

The following diff is an easy workaround for this:

=== modified file 'bin/run-germinate'
--- bin/run-germinate    2008-04-30 21:53:12 +0000
+++ bin/run-germinate    2008-06-11 17:26:44 +0000
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
if [ "$LOCAL_SEEDS" ]; then

case $DIST in

Obviously you don't need to change the code to get this to work... just 
make sure you have your seeds in bzr and make sure any changes you want 
are committed, so maybe it isn't a bug at all... just a tad confusing.

Josh Cronemeyer
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