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grml-live (0.9.25) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Switched order between isoprompt and hd menu entry to generate more
easily the same bootmenu for generated cd images.
* Changed grub.cfg and menu.lst to use new template names.
Thanks to Michael Schierl for his bug report.
* Clear at first the screen if bootparam quiet is set.
Thanks again to Michael Schierl for his bug report.
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Support mksquashfs-lzma and $MKSQUASHFS in remaster/grml-live-remaster.
* Add fbterm to GRML_FULL. [Closes: issue563]
* Add parted to GRML_SMALL (thanks for the suggestion, Marc Haber).
* Add pyneighborhood to GRML_FULL. [Closes: issue580]
* Drop grml-ddcxinfo from GRML_FULL. [Closes: issue62]
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:12:33 +0200
grml-live (0.9.24) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Update templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt: mention nodhcphostname.
* Changed isolinux vesamenu layout to support better multiiso layout.
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* Update MirOS bsd4grml to 20091019.
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Software related changes:
- Add openvas-client, openvas-plugins-base, openvas-plugins-dfsg +
openvas-server to GRML_FORENSIC.
- Add stressapptest to GRML_FULL + GRML_FORENSIC.
- Drop lcap (package is gone) from GRML_FORENSIC.
- Drop isic + lcap (packages gone) from GRML_FULL.
- Drop ipset from GRML_FULL + GRML_FORENSIC (it's part of
- Drop harden-remoteaudit + openvas-server from GRML_FULL (they
are pretty useless without plugins which need just too much space).
* Rework variable replacements in templates. Now the %VAR% strings
in the templates match with the ones used inside grml-live ($VAR),
are supported. If you use your own templates from older grml-live
versions please make sure to adjust them.
Thanks to Ulrich for helping with integration within grml2usb.
* /etc/grml/fai/config/debconf/GRMLBASE: add configuration for
portmap to not listen on the loopback interface only by default.
[Closes: issue737]
* Update templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt: mention ethdevice.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:12:27 +0200
grml-live (0.9.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Software related changes:
- GRML_SMALL, GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_FULL: switch from kernel
2.6.28-grml[64] to 2.6.31-grml[64].
- Drop ash from GRML_FULL (unrelevant for Grml).
- Drop crack-common from GRML_FULL (it's a dependency of crack*).
- Drop ddccontrol-db from GRML_FULL (it's a dependency of ddccontrol).
- Drop dhcp3-common from GRML_FULL (it's a dependency of dhcp3*).
- Drop defrag from GRML_FULL + GRML_FORENSIC (see #446691).
- Drop emacs22/-common specific packages from GRML_FULL (dependencies).
- Drop libpam-krb5 from GRML_FULL (related to #545824).
- Drop mktemp from GRML_* (transitional package).
- Drop openbsd-inetd from GRML_FULL (we're using xinetd).
- Drop replicator from GRML_FULL (orphaned, see #474131).
- Drop rt2400-modules-2.6.31-grml, rt2500-modules-2.6.31-grml and
rt73-modules-2.6.31-grml from GRML_MEDIUM.
- Drop rt2400-modules-2.6.31-grml, rt73-modules-2.6.31-grml and
rt2400-modules-2.6.31-grml64 from GRML_FULL.
- Drop timeout from GRML_* (it is part of coreutils nowadays).
- Drop vim-python + vim-ruby from GRML_FULL (not available anymore).
- Drop version specific dependency on -mysql-client-5.0.
- Drop e2fslibs, esound-common, espeak-data, ettercap-common (all being
dependencies), fileutils and gcom (both transitional package) from
- Drop 915resolution, bazaar, cracklib2, dbishell, gmailfs,
igal, nmapfe, python-pyogg, weechat-common, xdialog,
xserver-xorg-video-i810, xserver-xorg-video-nsc and zeroconf from
GRML_FULL (all being deprecated packages).
- Drop cracklib2 from GRML_FORENSIC (deprecated).
- Drop xserver-xorg-video-i810 + xserver-xorg-video-nsc from GRML_MEDIUM
and XORG (deprecated packages).
- Replace diff with diffutils and move it to GRMLBASE.
- Replace dvb-utils with dvb-apps in GRML_FULL.
- Replace postgresql-client-8.2 + postgresql-client-common with
postgresql-client in GRML_FULL.
- Move eject, file-rc, gawk, gpm, grep, grml-hwinfo, gzip, hostname,
initramfs-tools, initscripts, klibc-utils + laptop-detect to GRMLBASE.
- Add febootstrap to GRML_FULL.
- Add guymager to GRML_FORENSIC.
- Add extract and libextractor-plugins to GRML_FORENSIC (thanks to
Dennis Schreiber for the hint).
- Add iw to GRMLBASE. Thanks to Christian Hofstaedtler for the hint.
- Add libnss-mdns to GRML_FULL (thanks to mrud).
* Add backwards compatibility check for old sources.list layout
(we're using /etc/apt/sources.list.d now) to script
* Assume 'lenny' as default SUITE instead of 'stable' as
debootstrap doesn't know how to handle 'stable'.
Thanks to Ulrich Dangel.
* Use blocksize of 256 when running mksquashfs-lzma binary.
* Update documentation regarding recent lzma development.
* Some minor cosmetic corrections in grml-live's output.
* Add missing test call in $FORCE_ISO_REBUILD code.
* scripts/GRMLBASE/15-initsetup: assume safe GRML_NAME default.
* Use menu hide in templates/boot/isolinux/prompt.cfg
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:14:51 +0200
grml-live (0.9.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Send 'Find FAI build logs at' message to grml-live.log as well.
* Software related changes:
- Add comgt to GRML_FULL.
- Add fatattr to GRML_FULL.
- Add libsmbios-bin to GRML_FULL (thanks to Christian Bricart).
- Add qla-tools to GRML_FULL.
- Add xmount to GRML_FULL.
- Drop edac-utils from GRML_FULL (it's in a bad shape within Debian).
- Drop deprecated firmware-ipw3945 + ipw3945d from GRML_SMALL,
- Drop lanmap (abandonned upstream, see #542376).
- Move dmidecode from GRML_SMALL, GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_FULL to GRMLBASE.
- Replace nessusclient, nessusd and nessus-plugins with
openvas-client and openvas-server in GRML_FULL.
* Do not use /etc/grml_version but instead use /etc/debian_version
as check whether the chroot exists. If grml-live execution
itself succeded but was interrupted during task_configure it should
be fine to re-run grml-live with -u/-b options.
* Fix usage of exclude option in $SQUASHFS_OPTIONS.
* Always remove temporary squashfs stderr file.
* Fix usage of /etc/runlevel.conf in 15-initsetup.
* Add wicd configuration to /etc/grml/fai/config/debconf/GRMLBASE.
* Temporarly move /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grml.list in instsoft.GRMLBASE
to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grml.unused and restore in 33-aptsetup
again then. This should should prevent us from duplicated sources
list entries.
* New cmdline option: "-n" skips generation of the ISO file.
* Introduce support for squashfs-lzma-tools 4.0-1 and support
configuration variable SQUASHFS_BINARY.
* Modify update-initramfs call in grml-live script as the
'update-initramfs -u -t' might fail with linux images which have been
build using kernel-package.
* templates/boot/isolinux/grml.cfg: add space char at end of lines in entries
that are meant for manual editing (so user just has to press <tab>
and edit).
* Add 'pci=nomsi' to failsafe bootoption (thanks to Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt).
* Fix grml2usb bootoption in templates/boot/isolinux/grml.cfg.
* Display "Finished execution of stage 'WINDOWS_BINARIES'" only if the
according code has been executed (and do not display if skipping).
* Completely remove /lib/modules/${KERNEL}/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax on
grml-small as there will be unresolved symbols without hisax.ko.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:59:47 +0200
grml-live (0.9.21) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* New features:
- Split the single /etc/apt/sources.list file into structured files
in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. We are using:
- /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grml.list for all grml related repositories
- /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list for official Debian repositories
[Closes: issue349]
- Provide information about grml-live version and Debian/suite
through /etc/grml_live_version in the generated ISO. [Closes: issue637]
- New graphical boot menu. Can be disabled via ISOLINUX_METHOD=console.
- New configuration variables DISTRI_NAME and DISTRI_INFO which should allow
easier rebranding of grml-live based distributions.
- Support installation of local files (not being part of any Debian package)
- Display path of FAI logs during execution of grml-live.
- Replace all references to with,
see for details.
Thanks for the idea, Marc Haber!
* Bug fixes and improvements:
- When adjusting postfix configuration: make sure to execute newaliases
command after adjusting configuration, otherwise the old hostname
will be left inside /etc/aliases.db.
- grml_cleanup_chroot: get rid of /etc/lvm/cache/.cache and
/etc/lvm/backup/main as well.
- grml_cleanup_chroot: drop the /usr/include/linux checks.
- 90-update-alternatives: use wm-ng as default x-window-manager.
[Closes: issue716]
- Check for existence of $target/etc/apt/important_note.txt before
operating on it.
- buildd: drop GRML_LIVE_ARCH but instead use default architecture
if not specified.
- Set UTC=no by default. See for
details. Credits to Ulrich Zehl for debugging. [Closes: issue708]
- Improve check for architecture which should be build: if not specified
assume a safe default and check this one.
- Unify variable default checks, always assume sane defaults.
- Always run $SUITE checks, so grml-live repository is used also
if suite isn't manually specified.
- Detect existence of stage 'boot' using boot/isolinux so grml-live
executed with options '-q -B' and empty boot/isolinux works as well.
- Introduce $NO_WINDOWS_BINARIES which replaces $WINDOWS_BINARIES so
we can improve sanity checks and easify configuration.
- Integrate memtest86+ binary so we don't ship old versions from
the build host. [Closes: issue717]
- Check whether rebuild of ISO is needed even though the ISO exists already.
[Closes: issue719]
* Debian packaging related changes:
- Bump to Standard-Version 3.8.3 (no further changes).
- Improve long description.
- Update copyright file (make lintian happy).
- Register grml-live html docs using doc-base.
* Documentation:
- grml-cheatcodes: document bootoption 'nostartx'.
- Apply patch from Marc Haber (thanks!) for new grml cheatcodes
(new DCS directory feature).
* Software related changes:
- Add git-email to GRML_FULL (thanks to Joerg Woelke for mentioning).
- Add aesfix, aeskeyfind, bios-memimage, chaosreader, ext3grep, fatback,
myrescue, pipebench, safecopy, shed and xmount to GRML_FORENSIC. The
packages are either already available or should be available soon.
- Add scsitools to GRML_MEDIUM.
- Drop bar from GRML_FULL (no release since 2007, consider using
for example cpipe instead).
- Drop grml-saveconfig as it is replaced with recent versions
of grml-autoconfig.
- Drop hydra from GRML_FULL (the license is not a clean GPL one).
- Drop icedax from GRML_FULL (we have schilyutils available).
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* Update MirOS bsd4grml to 20090812 and sync menu.lst, grub.cfg,
isolinux.cfg, syslinux.cfg with each other; provide a fallback
way to boot MirOS bsd4grml from both GRUB versions using modules.
* Fix going back to GNU GRUB from via alternative boot method;
while here, add the grml release info to the appropriate file.
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:33:48 +0200
grml-live (0.9.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Add gnupg2 to GRML_FULL. Thanks to Walter Haidinger.
* Drop all references to xserver-xorg-input-elo2300 (see #527699).
* Cleanups in GRML_FULL:
- Drop cheops (depends on libgtk1.2).
- Drop dviutils ("Note: selecting "texlive-extra-utils" instead of the
virtual package "dviutils" -> non-existing package)
- Drop ext2resize (see #400797).
- Drop fcoretools (see #534542).
- Drop gdk-imlib11 (see #522810).
- Drop gqcam (still depends on gtk1.2).
- Drop hping2 (hping3 is available in all relevant Debian releases
nowadays, see #533275).
- Drop libpam-pwgen (see #511613).
- Drop rgpsp (owner set to Debian QA Group and package doesn't seem
to be that important for grml).
- Drop windowlab (see #410618).
- Drop workbone (see #429178).
* Add check for valid Debian suite name to avoid breakage of sources.list
if someone calls grml-live with a typo in the -s option.
* Add exception for libewf1 and libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 in
* buildd:
- add support for building squeeze based ISOs.
- add cronjob based on what the grml team is using at
- use '-a' instead of '-rltD' as rsync option to sync logs
- use timestamp with hour, minute and second to match with FAI style
* /etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/updatebase.GRMLBASE: install apt configuration
also when updating the chroot (this happens if we have a base.tgz available
on fresh installations).
* Document usage of STOP_ON_ERROR in /etc/grml/fai/fai.conf.
* Really add support for genisoimage (thanks for the bugreport, Worf).
* Set subdirectories of $OUTPUT independent of cmdline parsing so
it is possible to set it via conffile as well.
* Validate whether the specified architecture class matches the
architecture (option), otherwise installation of kernel will fail.
* Add 'How do I deploy grml-live on a plain Debian installation' to FAQ.
* Build grml-live documentation with table of content.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:34:53 +0200
grml-live (0.9.19) unstable; urgency=low
* Software related changes in GRML_FULL:
- add btrfs-tools
- add conkeror (thanks to Axel Beckert) [Closes: issue698]
- add gptsync
- add nfswatch
- add nilfs2-tools
- add pigz
- add postmark
- add tableau-parm
- drop all LaTeX related packages (following the result
of the recent "Removal of LaTeX on grml" poll):
auctex catdvi ctioga dvipng gnuhtml2latex lacheck latex-beamer
latexmk latex-mk latextug latex-xcolor pdfjam pgf
preview-latex-style tex-common texify texlive-base
texlive-base-bin texlive-common texlive-doc-base
texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-lang-german texlive-latex-base
texlive-latex-recommended texpower tth tthsum vim-latexsuite
- Add class LATEX which provides all the LaTeX (related) packages
that have been removed from GRML_FULL.
* Software related changes in GRML_FORENSIC:
- drop stegdetect (see #507908)
- add several further packages:
acpi apache2 apache2-utils at bluez-utils cpufrequtils cryptcat
cups cups-pdf dc dsniff dvd+rw-tools gphoto2 hdparm hping3
mysql-client netdiscover nmap os-prober poppler-utils pppconfig
rdesktop readahead readpst recoverdm rifiuti rifiuti2 rpm samba
samdump2 sdparm sg3-utils smbclient socat sqlite3 tcpdump
tcpflow tcpreplay tcptrace tcptrack tcpxtract tct time unhide
untex uuid-runtime vinetto w3m wamerican whois wireshark wv
wvdial zfs-fuse
Thanks also to Hans-Peter Merkel for his tool list.
* Drop hdparm from GRML_FULL, GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_SMALL as it
is part of GRMLBASE already.
* Bump Standard Version to 3.8.2 (no further changes).
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:23:51 +0200
grml-live (0.9.18) unstable; urgency=low
* Integrate grub2 for hybrid boot. Big thanks to Thorsten Glaser
for his work and help.
* Add safecopy to GRML_FULL (thanks to Wernfried Haas for the hint).
* grml-cheatcodes: mention libata specific bootoptions.
Thanks to Christian Vogel! [Closes: issue685]
* Apply patches by Thorsten Glaser <>:
- Fix jumping back from the bsd4grml loader ( to GNU GRUB
- Update bootgrub.mksh from MirBSD
- Pad official ISOs to multiples of 256 KiB for partition table support.
* Add bc to Depends as bootgrub.mksh requires it.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:11:19 +0200
grml-live (0.9.17) unstable; urgency=low
[ Frank Terbeck ]
* grml-live-remaster: Support $VISUAL and fall back to 'vi' if
EDITOR is empty. [Closes: issue664]
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Mention speakup.synth=... and hwspeak in grml-cheatcodes.txt.
* 15-initsetup: warn if /etc/runlevel.conf (and therefore live-rc)
does not exist and skip rest of the script then.
* Software related changes:
- Drop package snort from GRML_FULL and all the workarounds for it.
It's once again uninstallable in Debian/unstable.
- Drop package sing from GRML_FULL (removed from Debian, see #530487).
- Drop package nemesis from GRML_FULL (unmaintained upstream and
uninstallable in Debian, see #423201 and #529508).
- Drop package paketto from GRML_FULL (removed from Debian, see #530486).
- Drop package ifupdown-scripts-zg2 from GRML_FULL.
on upgrade actions in /etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE.
* Update /boot/grub/* files in build output on every invocation of
grml-live (as we do it for isolinux stuff too), so the variables
inside menu.cfg are up2date if rebuilding the ISO. [Testing: issue676]
* Use variable for $FLAVOUR.squashfs in grub's menu.lst as well.
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 29 May 2009 12:55:05 +0200
grml-live (0.9.16) unstable; urgency=low
* Software related changes:
- Add u3-tool to GRML_FULL.
- Disable nttcp and lmbench (both non-free) in GRML_FULL.
- Drop ttf-bitstream-vera from GRML_FULL (superseeded by its
improved version named ttf-dejavu, see #461308).
- Drop snownews from GRML_FULL (orphaned, inactive upstream,
better alternatives like newsbeuter, see #468778).
* Mention persistent bootoption in grml-cheatcodes.txt.
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 19 May 2009 20:52:31 +0200
grml-live (0.9.15) unstable; urgency=low
The "hey, let's have a grml release party" Release.
* As dillo isn't available in Debian/unstable due to removal
of libgtk1.2 we'll replace it with xlinks2 from package links2:
- GRML_FULL: drop dillo
- GRML_MEDIUM: replace links with links2 and drop dillo
- XORG: replace dillo with links2
* Drop cpp-4.1 and g++-4.1 from GRML_FULL.
* Drop bzr from GRML_FULL (19MB is just too much).
* Drop all kernel related packages that aren't available overall.
* Drop linux-wlan-ng, as its module can't be built.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 18 May 2009 10:09:22 +0200
grml-live (0.9.14) unstable; urgency=low
The "hey, let's have a post-lenny drop-party" Release.
* Update /usr/share/locale handling: restore *empty* directories
because otherwise installation/upgrade of packages might fail.
* Document findiso bootoption in grml-cheatcodes.txt.
* Software related changes:
- Readd clive as the dependency on libterm-progressbar-perl was
dropped (see #526999)
- Drop airsnort (unmaintained upstream, #429507)
- Drop array-util (unmaintained in Debian, #456648)
- Drop automake1.8 (cleanup of automake packages, #473365)
- Drop biew (old, no users, depends on debmake, #460636)
- Drop cpp-2.95 (deprecated)
- Drop db4.3-util (deprecated)
- Drop debmake (obsolete, #462978)
- Drop dynafont (upstream obsoleted by fonty-rg, #474125)
- Drop eciadsl (unmaintained, broken with recent kernels, #470680)
- Drop elfkickers (RC buggy; abandoned upstream, #523811)
- Drop fragroute (out of date, orphaned, inactive, #487127)
- Drop fttools (not available in any repos)
- Drop funionfs (replaced by unionfs-fuse, #515955)
- Drop gscanbus (obsolete, unmaintained, #429559)
- Drop hdaps-utils (out of date, obsolete, #526172)
- Drop hpijs (saving us 1352kB + 27,0MB from its dependencies disk space)
- Drop ipxripd (obsolete, few users, #462178)
- Drop jmon (orphaned, better alternatives, dead upstream, #510520)
- Drop linneighborhood (unmaintained, better alternatives, #466489)
- Drop mobilemesh (obsolete, #452102)
- Drop ms-sys (contains non-free code, #470678)
- Drop mutella (abandoned upstream, #489422)
- Drop ndiswrapper-common (dep. only) + ndiswrapper-utils (dummy package)
- Drop ndiswrapper-utils-1.1 (replaced by ndiswrapper-utils-1.9)
- Drop o3read (abandoned upstream; superseded by odt2txt, #477311)
- Drop potion (orphaned, out of date, low popcon, #499262)
- Drop powertweakd, powertweak-gtk and lspowertweak
(unmaintained upstream, #515588)
- Drop scsi-idle (RC-buggy, useless, #385285)
- Drop sjog (dead upstream, depends on legacy libs, unmaintained, #509403)
- Drop stegdetect / xsteg (orphaned, inactive upstream, GTK+ 1.2, #507908)
- Drop traceproto (not maintained upstream; alternative available, #495759)
- Drop type1inst (orphaned and useless, #158476)
- Drop unionfs-tools (buggy, replaced by aufs*, #515959)
- Drop unison2.9.1 (obsolete, #443244)
- Drop upstreamdev (alpha quality; abandoned upstream; low popcon, #494565)
- Drop vnc-common (dead upstream, superseded by vnc4, #469247)
- Drop vncommand (not available in any repos)
- Drop xmove (buggy, orphaned, dead upstream, #486772)
- Drop xserver-xorg-video-imstt (abandoned, #523683)
- Drop xserver-xorg-video-vga (abandoned, #523687)
- Drop xwatchwin (orphaned, no rdepends, #491903)
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 15 May 2009 10:06:42 +0200
grml-live (0.9.13) unstable; urgency=low
* Split package into grml-live and grml-live-addons.
Add grml-live-addons to Recommends of package grml-live.
Package grml-live-addons provides the templates/boot/addons
files that require >7MB of disk space overall so we don't
want to ship it with default grml:
- allinone.img
- balder10.imz
- bsd4grml/
- chain.c32
- hdt.c32
- memdisk
- menu.c32
- pci.ids
* Add ${misc:Depends} to binary packages' depend.
* Bump Standard-Version to 3.8.1 (no further changes).
* Install /etc/grml/fai/live-initramfs/live.conf only if
/etc/live.conf does not exist in the target yet.
* Update isolinux.bin to version 2:3.75+dfsg-1 (3.75 Debian-2009-04-17)
from Debian.
* Integrate HDT ("Hardware Detection Tool") as bootoption 'hdt'.
Thanks for the point, formorer!
Use pci.ids from
* Mention bsd and hdt in isolinux' bootsplash f3.
* Mention readonly, hdt and bsd bootoptions in grml-cheatcodes.txt.
* Slightly improve 'grml2ram' vs 'grml toram' description in bootsplash.
* Software related changes:
- Add virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 to GRML_FULL and GRML_MEDIUM.
- Add virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.28-grml to GRML_MEDIUM.
- Add speakup-tools to GRML_FULL.
- Replace cupsys-bsd with cups-bsd and cupsys-client with cups-client.
- Drop atl2-modules-2.6.28* from package list (merged in mainline).
- Drop cupsys transitional package.
- Drop clive from GRML_FULL as it depends on a fscking large perl
package (see #526999).
- Drop gcc-4.1 gcc-4.1-base, gcc-4.2-base, gettext-base, groff-base,
imlib11, imlib-base and perl-base from GRML_FULL (deprecated and
unnecessary packages).
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 05 May 2009 09:46:26 +0200
grml-live (0.9.12) unstable; urgency=low
* Add noapic, noresume, selinux=0 and edd=off to 'failsafe'
bootoption and use maxcpus=0 instead of maxcpus=1.
* Add dvtm to GRML_FULL (thanks to plh).
* GRML_FULL and GRML_FORENSIC: replace libewf with libewf1.
* Add packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- nfs-kernel-server [Closes: issue471]
- aufs-tools (thanks for suggestion, Tong Sun) [Closes: issue652]
* Remove madwifi* from GRML_FULL and GRML_MEDIUM (being replaced
by ath5k and ath9k of linux kernel 2.6.28, see #519446).
* Update bsd4grml to version 20090411.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:26:02 +0200
grml-live (0.9.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove base64 from GRML_FULL as coreutils (>= 6.0-1) provide
a base64 binary now.
* Use 'user' instead of 'users' again after discussing the issue
in issue582.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 01 Mar 2009 20:23:49 +0100
grml-live (0.9.10) unstable; urgency=low
* buildd:
- Add workaround to get around the mkisofs volume label limit.
Otherwise with something like 'grml64-medium-daily-squeeze 20090223'
we would get:
"mkisofs: Volume ID string too long (cur. XX max. 32 chars)."
- add buildd/ to further simplify buildd/*.sh setup
- send_mail(): do not append /var/log/grml-buildd.stdout by default
- add shebang line to buildd/[execute|functions].sh to make lintian happy
* Replace placeholder %GRML_NAME_SQUASHFS% with according value in
bootsplash f5. [Closes: issue619]
* Drop dropbear from GRML_FULL. The "ssh server inside initramfs"
is just too annoying for us. [Closes: issue617]
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:11:31 +0100
grml-live (0.9.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to kernel 2.6.28-grml[64].
* Changes in GRML_FULL:
- drop package tspc (see #462738 and #515193)
- replace gqview with geeqie (thanks, Spida)
* Changes in GRML_MEDIUM:
- add beep (on request by gebi)
- add dstat (on request by gebi)
- add mc (on request by Christian Kuehlborn)
* Document noautoconfig in grml-cheatcodes. Thanks to Ralf Moll!
* buildd:
- rename all etch* related scripts to lenny*
- adjust scripts to use "lenny" instead of "stable" for building
[to avoid that "etch" is used as build name but lenny is used]
- use "$NAME-daily-$SUITE" in as build name so
identifying ISOs while running them is easier
* Support squeeze as valid suite name.
* Comment Debian/unstable in /etc/grml/fai/apt/preferences by default.
This should avoid issues with something like
'apt-get -t experimental ...'
* Consequently drop 'Latest change' lines from all files.
* Support generation of sha1sum [Testing: issue622]
* Drop first, unnecessary APPEND line in isolinux.cfg and syslinux.cfg.
[Closes: issue492]
* Do no longer use the bootoption lang=us by default. We use it by default
in grml-autoconfig anyway and this shortens our /proc/cmdline.
* Run commands requiring network access through 'timeout 10' by default
if possible. [Closes: issue396]
* Do not use build server's hostname for /etc/mailname and
/etc/bacula/bacula-fd.conf. [Testing: issue412]
* Add "forensic" to the append line when using the forensic kerneloption
so we can grep for it in any case.
* 15-initsetup: keep a backup of the original runlevel.conf file.
Thanks to Thomas Lehmann for the idea! [Closes: issue570]
* instsoft.GRMLBASE: support installation of multiple gpg keys
via /etc/grml/fai/files/etc/apt/*.key
* isolinux.cfg/syslinux.cfg: Drop duplicated 'MENU DEFAULT'.
Thanks to Thomas Lehmann for the bugreport!
* Move /etc/grml/fai/apt/preferences to /etc/grml/fai/files/etc/apt/.
This simplifies the directory layout a bit. Clarify its usage
in /etc/grml/fai/apt/important_note.txt
* Install all files from /etc/grml/fai/files/etc/apt. This supports
usage of directories like /etc/apt/apt.conf.d. Thanks for the
hint to Thomas Lehmann. [Closes: issue632]
* Replace all "sed -i 's/././' foo" calls with
'sed -i 's/././' foo | sponge foo' instead inside main grml-live script
so we don't destroy any existing symlinks. Depend on moreutils therefor.
[Closes: issue631]
* Integrate bsd4grml [hash: 987ce9a6f9ce205ba64794ed3fcac603]. This
provides MirBSD as bootoption 'bsd' at grml's bootprompt. Thanks to
Thorsten "mirabilos" Glaser for his work! Add support for
configuring NO_ADDONS_BSD4GRML via configuration file.
* Add informational header to /etc/grml/fai/apt/sources.list and
update docs regarding the file.
* If specified SUITE is unstable use 'sid' instead (to avoid breakages
with debootstrap).
* Support NO_ADDONS via configuration file.
* Always skip mksquashfs part when using -q option.
* Adjust configuration files on the fly only when the according lines
aren't comments.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:43:18 +0100
grml-live (0.9.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve help text of the release option in usage info.
* Drop fblog from GRML_FULL (obsolete with 2.6 kernels, #427139).
* Add libcap2-bin to GRML_FULL.
* Upgrade isolinux.bin to version from syslinux-common 2:3.73+dfsg-1.
[Testing: issue569]
* Integrate /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/18-timesetup to
improve UTC handling. Thanks for the script, Thomas Lehmann!
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:20:39 +0100
grml-live (0.9.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Add packages to GRML_FULL:
- aiccu (thanks, Christian Vogel)
- genext2fs
- radvd (thanks, Christian Vogel)
- tf (thanks, Rhonda)
* Add genext2fs to GRML_MEDIUM (for use within live-snapshot).
* Support execution without touching the chroot at all using option "-B".
Thanks for the patch, Jimmy.
* Update current state section of documentation.
* Update cheatcode documentation (thanks to Moritz Augsburger).
* Drop cryopid from GRML_FULL, see #507882.
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:17:35 +0100
grml-live (0.9.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- cciss-vol-status (HP SmartArray RAID Volume Status Checker)
- dwdiff (front-end for the diff program that operates word by word)
- espeakup (connector between espeak and speakup)
- faketime (report faked system time to programs)
- fcoretools (Tools to advise the IO scheduler)
- latencytop (A tool for developers to visualize system latencies)
- qiv (A quick image viewer for X)
- speakup-modules-2.6.26-grml64 (support speakup on amd64 as well)
* Add irqbalance to GRML_MEDIUM.
- irqbalance (Daemon to balance interrupts for SMP systems)
- latencytop (A tool for developers to visualize system latencies)
- powertop (Linux tool to find out what is using power on a laptop)
* Remove localepurge from GRML_SMALL.
* Remove mozilla-imagezoom from GRML_FULL (the "extension installed"
* Execute dpkg-reconfigure for localepurge with noninteractive frontend.
[Closes: issue554]
* Rework locale handling. From now on /usr/share/locale gets removed
by default (though /usr/share/i18n/locales won't be touched for
now), unless using class LOCALES. Reason: We have >70MB inside
/usr/share/locale on GRML_FULL, just too much to ship by default,
message at startup sucks).
* Update grml-cheatcodes.txt.
* Provide grml's gpg key via /etc/grml/fai/files/etc/apt/grml.key
so we support offline operation as well. Based on an idea by
Thomas Lehmann, thanks!
* Generate ISO with volume label "${GRML_NAME} ${VERSION}" instead of
"grml $VERSION" so we propagate the according grml-name. Thanks to
Thomas Lehmann!
* Support -q option to build the ISO without (re-)creating the squashfs
compressed file using mksquashfs.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:13:05 +0100
grml-live (0.9.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop "root (cd)" from grub/menu.lst. Thanks, Tong Sun. [Closes: issue552]
* Drop xserver-xorg-video-newport from all flavours.
* Replace all unzoo package references with zoo, see #497775.
* Handle policy-rc.d in /etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/updatebase.GRMLBASE
because we have to skip FAI's updatebase task and lack /proc therefore.
New packages that are being installed and want to start any daemons
might fail, let's try to do our best to avoid that.
* Try to get rid of any hanging $CHROOT_OUTPUT/dev[/pts] mountpoints.
* Drop clamav-getfiles from GRML_FULL.
* Update debian/control:
- move from XS-Vcs-* to Vcs-*
- use Build-Depends-Indep
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 25 Oct 2008 12:18:37 +0200
grml-live (0.9.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update docs (some minor fixes, migration from hg to git,..)
* Use squashfs-lzma-tools instead of squashfs-tools:
Depend on squashfs-lzma-tools - but allow usage
of squashfs-tools as well).
* Activate grml-testing repository for devel releases and
daily snapshots. [Testing: issue531]
* All flavours:
- drop lzma-modules-2.6.26-grml[64] and
squashfs-modules-2.6.26-grml[64] as we have it
in-tree of kernel 2.6.26-grml[64].
- add ipset
- drop wodim and genisoimage as we have a fully functional
cdrtools suite in grml
- replace rt73-module-2.6.26-grml with rt73-modules-2.6.26-grml.
- several improvements to keep the ISO size as small as possible
- use kernel 2.6.26-grml instead of 2.6.26-grml-small
- remove grml-small package
- remove fuse-utils
- remove nvi (see #490361)
- remove ppoeconf (just too big with its dependencies)
- remove prism54-firmware (for saving disk space)
* Support environment variable NO_ADDONS to avoid usage of
addons directory.
* Initial support for SQUASHFS_EXCLUDES_FILE.
* Do not include vmlinuz and initrd when building grml-small.
* We switched from Mercurial to Git - replaced all hg-URLs
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 01 Oct 2008 21:34:43 +0200
grml-live (0.9.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve the way deborphan works in
/etc/grml/fai/grml/grml_cleanup_chroot.deborphan and
get rid of aptitude via
* Add PREREQ header to grml's initramfs-tools script, otherwise
booting fails with "PANIC: Circular dependancy. Exiting."
Thanks for debugging help, maximilian attems.
* Use apt-get instead of dpkg in removal of packages in grml-small.
* Add tig to GRML_FULL, thanks Rhonda.
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:05:19 +0200
grml-live (0.9.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve checks for -[no]lzma for different squashfs-tools.
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:28:48 +0200
grml-live (0.9.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild initramfs to make sure that the up2date /etc/grml_version
is available in the live initramfs. [Closes: issue516]
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:27:35 +0200
grml-live (0.9.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to kernel 2.6.26-grml[64].
* Drop sysutils and cupsys-common from package lists.
* Add ext3grep to GRML_FULL.
* Integrate /etc/grml/fai/config/package_config/GRML_FORENSIC.
* Move ssdeep and scrounge-ntfs from grml's repository list to
Debian's one.
* Drop syslog-ng in all classes and use rsyslog in GRMLBASE.
* Document classes in more details. Thanks to Pawel Sadkowski
for pointing out. [Closes: issue490]
* Drop qtparted from GRML_FULL, we have better maintained
gparted now.
* Get rid of /etc/grml/fai/config/class/GRML_FULL.var,
/etc/grml/fai/config/class/GRML_POWERPC.var and
/etc/grml/fai/config/class/GRML_SMALL.var - we manage the
configuration through GRMLBASE.var and this way it's much
easier to adjust settings according to your needs.
* Improve error handling in grml-live, including a check
for pipestatus of fai command.
* Output grml version in grml's live-initramfs script
Thanks for the idea, Marc Haber. [Closes: issue488]
* Drop glimpse from GRML_FULL due to license problems, see #474322.
* Display SQUASHFS_OPTIONS in configuration overview.
* Make sure it's possible to get usage information without being
root or actually executing the script.
* Improve usage information screen.
* Display progress of squashfs, when building via a buildsystem
just set -no-progress in $SQUASHFS_OPTIONS instead.
* Use linux-kernel-headers-grml in grml-medium.
* Use vim.basic as alternative setting for 'vi'.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:17:39 +0200
grml-live (0.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove packages from GRML_FULL:
- apmd (the package is just borken, see #475432)
- raggle (#479562)
* Remove scandelay bootoption from grml-cheatcodes.txt (thanks
for mentioning in a bugreport, Marc Haber!)
* Add packages to GRML_FULL:
- ent (thanks, gebi)
* Add packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- xfsdump (thanks, George Hartlieb)
* Mention "grml debug=noscreen" in grml-cheatcodes.txt.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 12 May 2008 19:13:32 +0200
grml-live (0.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Update templates/boot/addons/allinone.img to current version
Thanks, Michael Schierl.
* Add packages to GRML_FULL:
- gnuit
- i2c-tools [thanks to Mario Holbe]
- iotop
- keynav
* Remove packages from GRML_FULL:
- emelfm (#364442)
- nufw (#468245)
- sound-recorder (#288211)
* Readd libewf to GRML_FULL.
* buildd: use RELEASE-class in all build scripts
* Mention noquick bootoption in bootsplash and cheatcode file.
* Fix typo in bootsplash f3, thanks to Daniel Martin for reporting.
* Make sure username is adjusted in /etc/inittab.grml if username
not being "grml". Thanks for reporting, Thomas Lehmann.
[Testing: issue436]
* Add check for existence of -nolzma option. If squashfs-tools
doesn't support it at all then just get rid of the option.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 11 May 2008 18:28:12 +0200
grml-live (0.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Write squashfs filename to /live/filesystem.module.
* Adjust grml-live-remaster for new file system layout
and add support for working on a booted USB device.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 11:12:10 +0100
grml-live (0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Make sure we use ${GRML_NAME}.squashfs instead of hardcoded
* Update bootsplashes to current implementation, based on
live-initramfs and grml-autoconfig.
* Get rid of gnu-fdisk in GRML_FULL (it's causing just too many
headaches, see #461888, #463720 and #445304 for example).
* Add sshfs to GRML_MEDIUM.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:41:06 +0100
grml-live (0.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- linux-uvc-modules-2.6.23-grml
- luvcview
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- at76-usb-modules-2.6.23-grml
- atl2-modules-2.6.23-grml
- firmware-ralink
- rt2400-modules-2.6.23-grml
- rt2500-modules-2.6.23-grml
- rt73-module-2.6.23-grml
* Finally fixed the "isolinux does not boot on old hardware" problem.
The problem was a too big boot/isolinux directory. Thanks a lot
for all the testing to Andrea Mayr and Wernfried Haas!
- use /boot/addons/* for allinone.img, balder10.imz, chain.c32,
menu.c32 and memtest
- place $GRML_NAME in /boot/$GRML_NAME/ - this should easify
support of several grml flavours on one single usb pen for the future
- adjust grub's menu.lst and isolinux.cfg as well as grml-live itself
for new directory layout
* Make sure $GRML_NAME does not contain known problematic characters.
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:08:38 +0100
grml-live (0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add virtualbox-ose-guest-utils [x86-only] to GRML_MEDIUM.
* Update isolinux.bin to "ISOLINUX 3.61 Debian-2008-02-05" again. Versions
older than 3.51 don't work with recent kernel versions like 2.6.23
anymore. :(
* Update templates/boot/isolinux/memdisk from syslinux package
version 2:3.61+dfsg-1.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:33:43 +0100
grml-live (0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Revert isolinux.bin to version 3.31. Newer versions (like 3.55-1)
just fail on several old boxes. [Testing: issue400]
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- auctex
- loop-aes-testsuite
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- atl2-modules-2.6.23-grml
- firmware-iwlwifi
- madwifi-modules-2.6.23-grml[64]
- madwifi-tools
* Set 'confirm=1' in /etc/apt/listchanges.conf.
* Add /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/36-cpufrequtils
for providing default /etc/default/loadcpufreq configuration.
* Move sourcing /etc/grml/grml-live.local *before* the cmdline
option parsing so we can override already set defaults interative.
* Grep using the quiet option for squashfs features.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 22:54:10 +0100
grml-live (0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump version number to 0.1 as we ship grml-live with the
upcoming stable versions.
* Source /etc/grml/grml-live.local before parsing command line
options to be able to override configuration on the commandline.
* Use /usr/bin/vim.tiny as alternativ for vi.
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- at76-usb-modules-2.6.23-grml64
- bluez-audio
- conky (thanks, shehu)
- epdfview
- gfs2-tools
- sslscan
- truecrypt-2.6.23-grml64
- unsort
* Remove bluetooth-alsa from GRML_FULL.
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- ntfs-3g
- truecrypt-2.6.23-grml64
* templates/boot/grub/menu.lst, templates/boot/isolinux/*.cfg:
- drop deprecated entries
- add debian2hd for isolinux/syslinux
- fix serial bootoption
- add grml2hd template for grub
* /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/98-clean-chroot:
remove packages via dpkg instead of apt-get. Thanks for the
bugreport and the patch, Lupe Christoph! [Closes: issue367]
* Use -no-progress option for mksquashfs only if it's supported.
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 01:56:01 +0100
grml-live (0.0.14) unstable; urgency=low
* Include initial version of the grml-live-remaster script,
contributed by Michael Schierl (thanks!) [Closes: issue331]
* Bump Standard-Version to 3.7.3 (no further changes).
* Set debconf configuration for postfix via
* Improve check for presence of FAI log directory in
* Configure apt-listchanges via new script
* Make sure packages are being removed before docs are being
deleted in /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/98-clean-chroot
* Create grml-live.log-file with permissions 664.
* Adjust buildd/ for new logging.
* Fix kernel related packages for GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_FULL
on AMD64 architecture. Add several new kernel packages for amd64
* Split grml + grml-files into x86 vs. amd64 (grml64 + grml-files64).
* Drop packages from GRML_FULL:
- findimagedupes: too many new dependencies, being:
libgraphics-magick-perl libgraphicsmagick1 libwmf0.2-7
- netpipes: conflicts with timelimit (see #457444) and does
not support IPv6 yet
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- asql
- at76-usb-modules-2.6.23-grml
- edac-utils
- ifupdown-extra
- opencryptoki
- pmailq
- r6040-modules-2.6.23-grml
- scamper
- timelimit
- virtualbox-ose-guest-modules-2.6.23-grml
- virtualbox-ose-guest-utils
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:51:05 +0100
grml-live (0.0.13) unstable; urgency=low
* New option '-b' for "build-only".
* Replace mailx with bsd-mailx in GRML_FULL.
* Store package list in /usr/share/doc/grml-docs/packages/dpkg_list
* Document grml2ram bootoption in grml-cheatcodes.txt
* Use -no-progress for Squashfs build process.
* Improve /etc/resolv.conf handling in
* Adjust hostname in /etc/postfix/
* Make sure /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/40-deborphan does not fail.
* Fix typo in /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/32-xorg
* Make sure $HOSTNAME is unset by default.
* Disable Recommends for aptitude as well.
* Check for presence of live-initramfs in 10-build-initramfs.
* Install aptitude in softupdate if not present.
* Always drop groff-base, man-db, info, man-db, manpages and nano from grml-small.
* Fix snort setup (/etc/default/snort.dpkg-dist) via
* Do some further cleanups via /etc/grml/fai/grml/grml_cleanup_chroot.deborphan
* Remove hwtools from GRML_FULL, see #397723
* Remove several packages from GRMLBASE and integrate them in GRML_MEDIUM
instead so we keep grml-small as small as possible:
acpi-support, aumix, alsa-utils, dctrl-tools, debconf-utils,
grml-debian-keyring, grml-debugtools, grml-files, grml-hwinfo, grml-laptop,
grml-mercurial-utils, grml-pylib, grml-sectools, grml-templates,
grml-terminalserver, htop, iptstate, locales, multitail, postfix, powernowd,
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- truecrypt-2.6.23-grml
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- git-svn (thanks for the suggestion, Brad Cable) [Closes: issue361]
- gnupg-pkcs11-scd
- gparted
- grml-paste
- iscsitarget-module-2.6.23-grml (replaces iscsitarget-2.6.23-grml)
- unhide
* buildd:
- store_iso(): move md5sum file as well
- support providing options via grml_live_run() so we can disable
LZMA for grml-small builds
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 09 Dec 2007 22:38:31 +0100
grml-live (0.0.12) unstable; urgency=low
* Log mkisofs command with quotes around version number for easier
* Ship syslinux files via template directory because the syslinux
version (1:3.31-4) in Debian/etch is broken. :(
Drop syslinux from Depends.
* Mention -u option if using the option by accident and the chroot
does not exist yet.
* Update buildd/ and add buildd/files/.logo.png,
buildd/files/.style.css, buildd/files/HEADER.html and
buildd/ (create symlinks for latest snapshot ISOs)
and provide upload_logs().
* Generate md5sum of ISO if using class 'RELEASE'.
* Do not install package 'grml' via GRMLBASE because we want
to use grml-small in GRML_SMALL and GRML_MEDIUM.
* Remove and recreate /root directory in 98-clean-chroot.
* Skip stage updatebase when using softupdate and handle upgrade
on our own via hooks.
* Execute removal of log files after sourcing config files.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 09 Dec 2007 17:28:01 +0100
grml-live (0.0.11) unstable; urgency=low
* New option -z to use ZLIB instead of LZMA compression and
support SQUASHFS_OPTIONS in configuration file.
* Add new class XORG.
* Add packages to GRML_MEDIUM.
* Make sure /etc/X11/X is not a symlink to /bin/true. Check and fix
via /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/32-xorg.
* Adjust grml-buildd for new logdir structure.
* Add new script /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/40-deborphan
which adds shadowfs and bsdtar to the 'never report'-list of deborphan.
* Diplay use of $LOCAL_CONFIG in configuration dialog.
* Remove fai's last-dirinstall and last-softupdate when using
* Depend on fai-client (>= 3.2.4), fai-server (>= 3.2.4) as version
3.2.3 has a serious bug.
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- atl2-modules-2.6.23-grml
- firmware-ralink (replaces firmware-rt61 and firmware-rt73)
- firmware-rt61
- firmware-rt73
- mlocate
- open-vm-tools
- pcaputils
- xrestop
- xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
- yatm
* Remove tinysnmp-tools from GRML_{SMALL,FULL,MEDIUM}, see #444723.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:07:54 +0100
grml-live (0.0.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop patches which are part of FAI 3.2.3 now. Depend on
FAI version 3.2.3 therefor.
* FAI 3.2.3 has a new log schema, adjusted grml-live accordingly.
Quoting the NEWS file of FAI:
- LOGDIR is now /var/log/fai/$HOSTNAME/$FAI_ACTION_date+time
- LOGDIR is /tmp/fai during an installation (not dirinstall), and
will be copied to the path above at the end of an installation
* Log the executed FAI, squashfs and mkisofs command lines to
* New option '-C <configuration_file>' for specifying a configuration
file. Needs heavy testing though, because the files are updated
during runtime it isn't as easy as expected to be. :-/
* Support $ZERO_FAI_LOGFILE inside grml-live configuration for removing
old FAI logs.
* Do not enable apt-listbugs if the binary is not available.
[Testing: issue340]
* Add keychain package to GRML_SMALL.
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- grml-live
- keychain
- lzma-modules-2.6.23-grml
- squashfs-modules-2.6.23-grml (we build the module external now)
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- aosd-cat
- grml-live
- lzma-modules-2.6.23-grml
- squashfs-modules-2.6.23-grml (we build the module external now)
* Support loading of squashfs module via
* Make sure we have pinning for grml-stable and grml-testing
repositories via /etc/grml/fai/apt/preferences, not matter where
the packages come from (web vs. local mirror/cache for example).
* Remove base.tgz from chroot directory.
* Do not create /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and
/etc/sysconfig/provider any longer in cleanup script.
* Fix typo in bootsplash f3 (thanks, jimmy).
* Switch order of 'lang=us apm=power-off' to 'apm=poweroff' in
isolinyx/syslinux/grub configuration because getbootparam
of grml-autoconfig requires a whitespace inside /proc/cmdline.
* Support grml2ram bootoption inside isolinyx/syslinux/grub
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:49:37 +0100
grml-live (0.0.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove all files inside /root/ when using class RELEASE.
* Disable apt-listbugs in [soft]update.
* Fix 'dependency problems' handling in buildd functions.
* Add buildd/ to remove generated ISOs.
* Support kernel upgrades via according /etc/kernel-img.conf configuration.
* Set hostname in instsoft-hook already.
* Add user (grml) to all relevant groups.
* Improve initrd+kernel copy process: ignore .bak files (and get rid
of them) and copy always exactly one image.
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- awesome
- cereal
- etckeeper
- hdapsd
- hdaps-utils
- libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 [for better support of
binaries from commercial vendors; thanks to
Christian Hofstaedtler]
- mkelfimage
- runit
- rutilt
- supercat
- truecrypt-2.6.23-grml
* Drop centericq-common, centerim-common, irssi-text, rt2400
and rt2500 from GRML_FULL package list.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 05 Nov 2007 22:37:11 +0100
grml-live (0.0.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Copy /etc/resolv.conf to chroot in
/etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/96-apt-listbugs and
/etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE as well.
* Remove /var/run/fai/fai_softupdate_is_running and
/var/run/fai/FAI_INSTALLATION_IN_PROGRESS if we exit grml-live.
(FAI's softupdate currently does not clean up when canceling
the process.)
* Set EXITSTATUS in /etc/policy-rc.d.conf of chroot to 101 for
softupdate action.
* Remove /var/log/fai/* in class RELEASE.
* Generate md5sum of windows binaries.
* Upgrade via aptitude [safe-]upgrade in update process.
* Rename /etc/grml/fai/grml/grml_cleanup_chroot.no_online into
* Edit /etc/apt/apt.conf inside
/etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/99-finish-grml-build only
* Make the log checks inside grml-live aware of the update
log-directory /var/log/fai/current.
* Use strings instead of --help to detect support of safe-upgrade
inside aptitude, otherwise it might fail due to unavailable shared libs.
* Configure (enable) apt-listchanges + apt-listbugs via
* Purge removed packages via /etc/grml/fai/grml/grml_cleanup_chroot
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- acx100-2.6.23-grml
- bcm5700-module-2.6.23-grml
- dzen2
- drbd8-2.6.23-grml
- exmap-modules-2.6.23-grml
- fglrx-kernel-2.6.23-grml
- iscsitarget-2.6.23-grml
- ivtv-modules-2.6.23-grml
- ivtv-utils
- libacme-bleach-perl
- libacme-eyedrops-perl
- libacme-smirch-perl
- libpam-chroot
- libpam-devperm
- libpam-dotfile
- libpam-krb5
- libpam-modules
- libpam-mount
- libpam-pwgen
- libpam-smbpass
- libpam-ssh
- libpam-tmpdir
- libtool
- ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.23-grml
- openafs-modules-2.6.23-grml
- tp-smapi-modules-2.6.23-grml
* Add portmap to GRML_SMALL and GRML_MEDIUM (thanks for the feedback,
Tom Asbury).
* Remove trapdoor2 from GRML_FULL (the Debian package isn't
in a very smooth shape).
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 04 Nov 2007 01:43:06 +0100
grml-live (0.0.7) unstable; urgency=low
The "holidays? what? are you joking?!"-release.
* Added FAI patches to /usr/share/grml-live/patches/ - it's
recommended to apply the patches to FAI until they are accepted
upstream. See Debian's BTS for more details: #444210, #447080
and #448426.
* Support option '-u' for updating system.
* Reworked buildd concept.
- Now we have a seperate
/usr/share/grml-live/buildd/ for generic stuff
and /etc/grml/grml-buildd.conf as configuration file.
- Use grml-buildd.{stdout,stderr} instead of
grml-live.{stdout,stderr} as log files.
- buildd/ do not mv files if there was an error
during grml-live execution
- do not re-execute grml-live is the target ISO exists already
* Update zsh completion - thanks to Frank Terbeck!
* Set /etc/grml_version of live-system to the according value.
[Closes: issue322]
* Support setting /etc/debian_chroot inside chroot (useful if
building fails and manual interaction is needed).
* Log to /var/log/grml-live.log by default now and support
$ZERO_LOGFILE for cleaning up logs.
* Added new grml-repository named grml-live which is intented
to fix issues from Debian for grml-live builds. It is automatically
activated if you are building against unstable/sid and should
be used manually only if you realy know what you are doing.
Notice: if something fails inside building the base chroot/
debootstrap system we can't do anything via grml-live for you
right now. Instead grab the base.tgz from
* Add /usr/share/grml-live/scripts/ (by formorer, thx!)
for comparing two repositories.
* Replaced /etc/grml/fai/files/etc/apt/preferences
with /etc/grml/fai/apt/preferences so grml-live repository
can be used and configured at a single place.
* Use apt-pinning via /etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE
and drop it from /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/33-aptsetup
later again.
* Display version number of grml-live.
* Log executed grml-live command line.
* Set FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTS="--exclude=dhcp-client,info"
by default.
* Disable Recommends inside chroot installation.
* Set shared/default-x-server and xserver-xorg/config/monitor/identifier
for xserver-xorg package via debconf to work around #448863.
* Use "newest" kernel only if two kernels are present in the chroot.
* Set $SECONDS to unknown if $start_seconds is not set.
* Log closing signs (----...) via bailout to make sure they are
always set - even when exiting with an error.
* Check for presence of /bin/zsh before setting default shell in
* Check for locales/localepurge before using them in
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- bittwist
- ldnsutils
- libpam-thinkfinger
- linux-wlan-ng-modules-2.6.23-grml
- madwifi-modules-2.6.23-grml
- netrw
- rt73-module-2.6.23-grml
- thinkfinger-tools
- tra
* Drop idn from GRML_FULL.
* Add new packages to GRML_MEDIUM:
- alsa-base
- alsa-tools
- alsa-utils
- ed
- pcmciautils
- Update kernel version to 2.6.23-grml
- replace dhcp-client with dhcp3-client
* Add ed package to GRML_SMALL and replace dhcp-client with
* Use new kernel version 2.6.23-grml64 for amd64.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 12:12:33 +0200
grml-live (0.0.6) unstable; urgency=low
* New option "-a" for setting architecture. This allows building
grml(32) on amd64.
* Fix stderr redirection in "/usr/sbin/fai already running..."
* Update /etc/grml/fai/make-fai-nfsroot.conf
* Use /var/log/fai/dirinstall/${HOSTNAME}/grml-live.log as logfile
for grml-live instead of /var/log/grml-live.log so it's easier
to track.
* Update of buildd scripts: main configuration file
which provides all the build stuff inside separate functions.
* Fall back to as keyserver if retreiving
from fails.
* Improve check for kernel version inside
* Work around #353967 for Debian/etch in
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- ghostscript (and get rid of gs, gs-common, gs-esp)
- mr
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 17 Oct 2007 22:59:08 +0200
grml-live (0.0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add new scripts to /usr/share/grml-live/examples/buildd/:
* Some more FAI error checking.
* Updated buildd scripts (better subject handling).
* Re-enable 'Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth' workaround'.
Restore usual Debian behaviour at the end using
* Add new scripts for retreiving bugs via apt-listbugs
and storing package selection inside log directory.
This has been integrated in a new class named "RELEASE".
* Added support for new kernel version 2.6.23-grml to
* Use uxterm as x-terminal-emulator and fall back to xterm
only it uxterm is not available.
* Support /etc/locale.gen.grml - it's used by default in
class GRML_FULL and a new class named LOCALES.
* Work around #443481 (bug inside snort) for Debian etch
via using /etc/snort/snort.common.parameters (thanks for
the idea, Thomas Lange!)
* Do not exit with an error code if /usr/include/linux is NOT
a symlink to /usr/src/linux/include/linux but keep it as
a warning instead.
* Log executed grml-live command.
* Re-enable problematic packages that have been fixed:
- apt-listbugs (fixed via manual interaction in scripts)
- gsm-utils (#353967)
- snort (#443481)
- wvdial (fixed via debconf)
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- ack-grep
- mailplate
- pristine-tar
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 07 Oct 2007 23:06:28 +0200
grml-live (0.0.4) unstable; urgency=low
* The -t option for specifying the output directory has been
renamed into -o. The option -t now specifies the place where
templates for building the ISO can be found.
* Option -t can be used for specifying the template directory.
TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY can be used in /etc/grml/grml-live.conf
* Check for /var/run/fai/FAI_INSTALLATION_IN_PROGRESS and exit then.
* /etc/grml/fai/config/hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE:
- disable pipeline workaround
- create /dev/MAKEDEV in chroot to work around the
"./MAKEDEV: No such file or directory" problem of some packages
* Use /var/log/grml-live.log as log file as /var/log/fai/* is too
dangerous because of automatic removal of the files/dirs via fai.
* Use class GRML_MEDIUM by default and document GRMLBASE, GRML_* plus
I386/AMD64 classes in the docs.
* Add new packages to GRML_FULL:
- tgt: Linux target framework user-space tools
- paperkey: extract just the secret information out ouf OpenPGP keys
- gitpkg: helper scripts for maintaining packages with git
- iscsitarget: iSCSI Enterprise Target userland tools
- iscsitarget-module-2.6.22-grml: kernel module for iscsitarget
* Set $HOSTNAME to according hostname via
* Adjust filename in header of /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/*.
* Use iceweasel/firefox as x-www-browser and w3m as www-browser (if
* Check for presence of the initrd.
* Improve adjustment of suite for $FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP.
* Add /usr/share/grml-live/examples/buildd/
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 04 Oct 2007 22:16:34 +0200
grml-live (0.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Support for setting GRML_NAME (like grml vs. grml-small
vs grml64 vs...)
* Drop the character limits of $VERSION and $RELEASENAME.
* Make sure $SECONDS is set before outputting the runtime.
* Unify usage of i386_files, place all template files in
directory templates now.
* Improve portability of linux headers cleanup inside
* Provide class GRML_SMALL and rename old GRML_SMALL into
* Do not install kernel via GRMLBASE but via GRML_* classes
instead so we have only one single kernel on the system
with something like 'GRMLBASE,GRML_SMALL,REMOVE_DOCS,I386'.
* Use grml-live.log as logfile.
* Added vim to GRML_MEDIUM package list.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:58:15 +0200
grml-live (0.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for amd64.
* Update and extend documentation.
* Bugfix: Make sure $LOGDIR exists.
* fai dirinstall: set hostname via $HOSTNAME
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:46:17 +0200
grml-live (0.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 15 Sep 2007 15:35:34 +0200
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