building unofficial xubuntu breezy CDs?

Matt Price matt.price at
Mon Nov 7 19:36:29 UTC 2005

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 09:06:13PM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> Hi Daniel
> >
> > Ok, are we making this our top priority over the next couple weeks? I
> >
> I agree regarding priority but I personally will not be able to publish such
> a CD as my bandwidth is very limited (10-30KBytes/s)
> I hope I'll be able to test.
> I haven't done any custom ubuntu CD builds so far that's why I asked for
> help. I don't know which would be a better way
> of creating the CD: starting from an ubuntu one and adding/removing packages
> or replicating the build system at canonical
> and using archives/seeds etc.

having done a few small rebuilds I think using the ubuntu
seed/germinate method probably makes more sense than
package-by-package replacement -- the latter is rather painstaking an
difficult to automate.  

Unfortunately I'm not running ubuntu on any of my own systems right
now (!), and gemrinate won't install on debian/sid.  As I understand
it, one downloads the current seeds from 
then modifies them and runs germinate (first feeding itt he right
parameters of course).  THen someohw one uses the germinate output to
generate a cd.  If it really works as automatically as is claimed,
then it should actually be quite a bit easier than modifying a ubuntu
cd by hand...


> Jani

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