March 21, 2008

debimg news: disk splitting, new data lists, PowerPC

The next release of debimg (0.0.3) will be the first release supporting splitting packages over multiple disks. I worked a lot on the base technology today, and the basics are working. In order to get support for disk splitting, I introduce three new classes: Media, MediaSet and MediaSetCollection (all in The Media class is responsible for adding files to an image (incl. copying/linking), generating extra files (like MD5SUMS or documentation) and for building the image. ... Read more

March 20, 2008

debimg 0.0.2 builds netinst in less than 4 seconds

debimg 0.0.2 has a new high speed dependency resolver and support for local repositories. With these new features, debimg is now able to produce netinst images in less than 4 seconds. BTW, you can easily build your own disk. Simply unpack the tarball, change the mirror to your one, and run ./debimg debimg.cfg. This should give you an i386 netinst disk. Get debimg 0.0.2 from Fetch daily-built images at http://jak-linux. ... Read more

March 6, 2008

cdimage for debimg is online now!

debimg’s cdimage is now online at, and contains daily-builds of Debian testing netinst disks for i386 and amd64 architectures. debimg is a new software which aims to replace debian-cd. No code has been released yet, but will be in the next days. Please note that I can only provide jigdo images, because of bandwith and storage. I will soon add build logs, and files listing the differences compared to original netinst images. ... Read more

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. ... Read more

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