[OLPC-AU] Flash and updating the XO

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Tue Aug 31 23:06:47 EDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 10:19 +1000, James Cameron wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:05:03AM -0500, Jerry Vonau wrote:
> > I was going though olpc-os-builder when it occurred to me that once
> > its cache is populated with the needed rpms, you have everything you
> > need to re-spin an image. I'd like to make olpc-os-builder portable by
> > splitting the creation of the cache, and building of the image, like
> > pungi does, to be able to run it offline. I'm thinking that adding a
> > "run from local cache only" option would be the way to go to gain
> > this. In ksmain.50.repos.py there are some hard-coded urls pointing to
> > the needed repos, if you set "local cache" then point the urls to the
> > local cache in place of the internet addresses. Any mods that you wish
> > to incorporate would be a matter of placing the needed commands in
> > correctly named file ending with .inc in the appropriate modules
> > directory of olpc-os-builder. 
> Yes, what you propose seems reasonable, though I've really only used
> olpc-os-builder in a fully connected mode myself.  It would be best to
> ask this kind of question on devel at lists.laptop.org since that is where
> the developers of olpc-os-builder hang out.
> I like the idea of being able to carry the cache to a deployment and
> respin builds according to local requirements.

That is exactly the intent, I've tried the re-imaging route and found
that to be a bit cumbersome IMHO.  


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