February 25, 2008

debimg - debian-cd in Python

I’m currently working on a rewrite of debian-cd in Python. Although there is already deb-imgs-gen, I decided to start from scratch, because deb-imgs-gen is more than 1 year old.

debimg’s main features are

Speed

debimg should be able to build netinst disks in less than 20 seconds

Free Software

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Easy Configuration

  * Packages can be included based on their priority, tasks or name (no manually created task files)
  * All packages are defined in one file,which is based on the format on debian/control. You can even use the "package [architectures]" syntax from Build-Depends

Based on python-apt

  * Highspeed dependency solver written in C (or C++ ?)
  * Used for downloading all kind of data in debimg
  * Packages{,.gz} files are created from the apt cache instead of scanning the disk

many features are missing at the moment, and no code has been released. I will send an email containing more details, like configuration file examples, to the MLs in a few days.

debimg homepage at jak-linux.org

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