Customization Sticks fails on 13.1.0 & 12.1.0 for XO-1

Kevin Gordon kgordon420 at
Sat Mar 9 12:25:00 EST 2013


Assuming secured laptops:

Choice 1, make the build on a stick using OOB with signatures.

Choice 2, a two step reflash process:  use a regular build stick for the
desired OS for the  reflash.  After the OS is flashed, remove the stick
then reboot.  Now, reinsert the stick which *already* would have to have a
little script that you have written yourself, (which you then you run from
terminal). The script could manually anarchive the contents of the bundle
directory and place them in the right folders, and set the permissions.
 I'm sure George or Jerry can whip up a script that meets your specific
need pretty quickly.  Be careful your bundles contain the right version of
the sugar activities for the version of the OS, there are issues using old
.xo with F17+,  and only install the supplemental ones, not ones already
installed via the initial default re-flash.

If unsecure you don't need signatures for Choice 1, and the build process
is a little cleaner.



On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Holt <holt at> wrote:

>  As we're leaving to a 250 XO-1 deployment in Haiti within days, George
> Hunt & I were fine-tuning Nick Doiron's Haiti customization stick of 19
> Sugar Activities (
> ) only to
> discover no longer works on
> Release 13.1.0 and 12.1.0.
> Attached Screenshot JPG shows Customization Stick failing on 13.1.0, also
> transcribed here:
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "/init", line 32, in do_in_child
>         try: work()
>       File "/init", line 53, in unpack_bundles
>         lout(['/bin/mkdir', '-p', v])
>       File "/", line 118, in lout
>         raise CalledProcessError(ret, cmd)
>     CalledProcessError: Command '['/bin/mkdir', '-p',
> '/sysroot/home/olpc/.bootanim']' returned non-zero
>      exit status 1
>     Bundle installation complete; powering off in five seconds.
> Release 12.1.0 shows the same error, *falsely announcing "Bundle
> installation complete".*
> Is this resolvable?  We'd rather not, but we'll revert to Release 11.3.1
> if nec, the last OS where  Screenshot of success (on Release 11.3.1) attached to illustrate
> normal working behavior.  (Showing a new activity installing every second
> or few as desired, scrolling one per line, right before powering off...)
> All tips appreciated, cheers & thanks!
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