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This is lipck - the "linux install party customization kit".
This package of scripts is intended for remastering Ubuntu based
distributions.
This collection of scripts was created by members of the
Open-Source working group of the Fachschaft 1/1 Mathematik, Physik,
Informatik of the RWTH Aachen University for remastering images for their
Linux Install Parties.
Existing solutions such as UCK could not do some things we wanted to do like
updating the initramfs kernel, saving space by deduplicating files between
multiple architectures (e.g. x86,x64). We release this collection of scripts
in hope that they will be useful for someone else as well.
This project is licensed under the terms of the GPLv3 license which you can
find in the COPYING file.
Linux Install Party Customization Kit (lipck)
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Content
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0. License
1. About
2. Requirements
3. HowTo
License
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lipck is licensed under the GPLv3. See the COPYING file for further
details.
About
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lipck is an helper tool for remastering Ubuntu based distributions. Amongst
others it can
- apply patches to rootfs/isofs/initramfs,
- update the initramfs kernel,
- preinstall packages into the rootfs,
- provide a custom package archive on the install media; this allows a user
to install extra packages without internet access,
- merge i386 and amd64 install media (including file deduplication and
automated architecture recognition in grub),
- autogenerate grub configuration from templates.
In difference to other tools, like UCK, the host system is independent of the
system remastered. Furthermore, the host is kept clean w.r.t. resources (like
mount points). This is achieved by using linux namespaces/lxc.
However, in its current state each version (git tag/commit) is designed for
a single Ubuntu version. While the version/source image can be configured
freely, patches and static files (i.e. those in the contrib directory) are
not versionized and do only apply to a single Ubuntu image.
Originally, lipck was (or still is) created to remaster install images for
linux install fests organized by members of the Open-Source working group of
the Fachschaft 1/1 Mathematik, Physik, Informatik of the RWTH Aachen University.
It is published in hope that it will be useful for someone else as well.
Requirements
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HowTo
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