Deployment image customization

Edward Cherlin echerlin at
Tue Dec 23 14:46:09 EST 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Michael Stone <michael at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 09:18:51PM +0200, Morgan Collett wrote:
>>On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 18:29, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at> wrote:
>>>> Your suggestion that we allow
>>>> addition of RPMs and get those built into a signed image via "pilgrim or
>>>> puritan" is certainly valuable and part of the requirement.
>>>> However, it doesn't cover a few added things (language settings was
>>>> specifically requested by Mongolia and others):
>>>> - Updated language packs (I believe we are trying to make this an RPM which
>>>> may solve it)
>>>> - Starting language
>>>> - Date, time and timezone
>>>> - Network settings
> Both puritan and pilgrim install many unpackaged hacks; that's actually
> the major reason why they exist.
> (Some special indirection needs to be taken if you want to deploy hacks
> to /home via olpc-update, since it doesn't touch /home, but for
> whole-NAND-reflash tasks, either is certainly adequate.)
> It's also possible to combine a compose-tool like puritan or pilgrim
> with our existing image-builder technology (which generates mfg-ready
> images from customization-stick data.)

Would it be possible to apply these tools to creating LiveCDs and
qemu-ready image files? I certainly don't want to add to the burdens
of over-burdened staff, but can some of us volunteers do that part? I
ask in large part because recent LiveCDs and image files don't work on
my computer.

> Michael
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