[Live-demo] Alternative OSGeoLive build process

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 09:06:48 PDT 2012

Hi Cameron,

I agree that this is a major change.
I recall Alex saying that remastersys would not work as expected for 
this 12.04 version.
I will test tomorrow with iso creation and we will find out the status.

On 06/02/2012 02:02 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I suggest that we hold off on any major changes to build scripts 
> during this 6.0 release. We already have a lot of changes we are 
> dealing with, due to switching base ubuntu version,and switching to 
> openjdk.
> If we a new build process is introducing lots of changes, I'd suggest 
> waiting till osgeo 6.5 before we apply it.
> On 02/06/12 20:47, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>> Thanks Hamish for the feedback.
>> Adding the user is easy.
>> Having the live disk to use this new user while running the "Try" 
>> session is the tricky part... any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Angelos
>> On 06/02/2012 12:55 PM, Hamish wrote:
>>> Angelos wrote:
>>>> This means that we have to do the following:
>>>> 1. Create a branch in svn for this new method
>>>> 2. Fix packages to not use "user"
>>>> 3. Not place any files in /home/user but select another
>>>> folder instead
>>>> 4. Refine the desktop in live mode (background image, etc)
>>> better: fix the alternate build method to create a user called
>>> "user" as a first step, and avoid a lot of mess. (keeping
>>> multiple branches in sync is a total complete and utter PITA,
>>> even with modern source management tools)
>>> better2: almost all the scripts set USER_NAME at the start.
>>> If we move that out into the master script, then it can be
>>> changed in a single stroke or the alternate build method, also
>>> avoiding a whole lot of mess (but I'm sure some would still
>>> remain, e.g. finding all the hardcoded DB permissions and
>>> altering the passwords.txt file)
>>>   =>  avoid extra maintenance overheads at all costs<=
>>> thanks,
>>> Hamish

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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