[support-gang] Customization Sticks fails on 13.1.0 & 12.1.0 for XO-1

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 13:07:41 EST 2013

Thanks Kevin,

I think choice 2 is the best given the current situation.  I've never done
an OOB build, I don't have any secured XO-1.0 laptops to verify the signing
process. There's an extreme urgency to meet a Wednesday deadline, and I've
got some other priorities to deal with before leaving, and cannot spend
 100% of my time learning what I need to know.

I think choice 1 would be a better choice, if I had more time and
confidence with regard to OOB and signing images.


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 12:25 PM, Kevin Gordon <kgordon420 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Adam:
> 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.
> Cheers
> KG
> On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Holt <holt at laptop.org> 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 (
>> http://sugarlabs.org/~holt/haiti-shalom-activities-2011-2012/ ) only to
>> discover http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Customization_stick 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 "/process.py", 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 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Customization_stickworks.  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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