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grml-live (0.12.6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [312d86a] templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt: update debian2hd
bootoption documentation; replace all references to /dev/hdx with
* [22e838c] templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt: update usage example
cmdline for debian2hd (thanks, Christian).
* [0d5dccc] Add software-changes-schedule.txt to handle scheduled
software additions/removals via git.
* [66f1c71] grml-cheatcodes.txt: drop setkeycodes (being dropped from
* [956db16] docs: add generation of the base tar.gz to the FAQ
* [32627d5] scripts/ support autobuild
infrastructure through AUTOBUILD
* Software related changes:
- [58de1cc] Drop postfix-ldap from GRML_FULL.
- [f3deac4] Drop cfengine2 from GRML_FULL.
- [23a96e0] Add puppet to GRML_FULL.
- [c00baf7] Add puppetmaster to GRML_FULL.
- [285e5c3] Add rdfind to GRML_FULL.
- [38fad6b] Replace glipper-nognome with clipit.
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* [5f2b199] SW: Add parted to GRML_MEDIUM (Thanks to Jordi Funollet
for the bug report)
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:16:57 +0100
grml-live (0.12.5) unstable; urgency=low
The "new release is coming so >< close" release.
* [69f74a6] grml-live: Fix typo (Skiping->Skipping).
* [7468864] SW: Add grub-imageboot to all Grml flavours.
* [ea8df13] hooks/{instsoft,updatebase}.GRMLBASE: be more careful
about BUILD_ONLY environment.
* [1b66676] isolinux/grml.cfg: use vga=791 by default for "disabled
KMS" boot menu entry.
* [ebc2594] isolinux/grml.cfg: disable KMS in "Disable Framebuffer"
boot menu entry.
* [7883c5f] templates/boot: set nodmraid and grml2hd accordingly, make
sure "No KMS" and "nofb" are consistent accross bootloaders.
* [b8a13e3] templates/boot: Use persistent=nofiles as default, as this
causes less problems by default.
* [5c896d0] Update templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt to reflect
recent development. - thanks to Ulrich Dangel <> for
* [894aac9] templates/GRML/grml-cheatcodes.txt: document KMS and add
URL for Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 01:24:43 +0100
grml-live (0.12.4) unstable; urgency=low
The "where is all the dirt" release.
[ Christian Hofstaedtler ]
* Software related changes:
- [8b01f6c] Remove wacom-tools from GRML_FULL.
- [377f9fe] Remove xar from GRML_FULL (Debian RoQA; see #574023).
- [15d82e2] Remove tra, tss from GRML_FULL.
- [cce8558] Remove snoopy from GRML_FULL (removed from Debian,
see #548918).
- [1b93265] Remove sam from GRML_FULL (orphaned, see #503546).
- [78eb19a] Remove slat from GRML_FULL (dead upstream, see
- [9d7b098] Remove shc from GRML_FULL (RoM, see #508109).
- [a952d6b] Remove sdd from GRML_FULL (RoQA, see #572379).
- [c9a3214] Move retty to x86-only section.
- [e2dc668] Remove rain from GRML_FULL (RoQA, see #455002).
- [e7dcc71] Remove isakmpd from GRML_FULL.
- [ae7a104] Remove psh from GRML_FULL (RoQA, see #596551).
- [01c0a56] Remove ras from GRML_FULL (dead upstream, see
- [99fa5ea] Move pstack to x86-only section.
- [48c3d54] Remove pcopy from GRML_FULL (dead upstream, see
- [703e0b6] Remove mp3c from GRML_FULL (uninstallable, very old).
- [e2ac468] Remove nstx from GRML_FULL (dead upstream, see
- [c36d74e] Do the mtd-tools -> mtd-utils transition.
- [cc932b9] Remove mirrordir from GRML_FULL (RoM; see #555130).
- [d8fa87a] Move bsign to x86-only section.
- [845f37b] Remove cabber from GRML_FULL (RoQA, see #553902).
- [3c65350] Remove jail from GRML_FULL (RoM, see #448725).
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* [1c74730] Run /etc/init.d/networking by default.
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [d61b3b8] Drop unnecessary policy-rc.d handler from
hooks/updatebase.GRMLBASE and scripts/GRMLBASE/98-clean-chroot -
grml-policy-rc.d does it for us.
* [07e33ed] grml-cheatcodes.txt: Document nonetworking bootoption.
* Software related changes:
- [ee607a4] Add tmux to GRML_FULL. - thanks to Marek Straka
- [b4b0e5a] Add grml-rescueboot to all grml flavours.
- [af3b852] Add fai-setup-storage to GRML_FULL.
- [567872d] Remove policyrcd-script-zg2 from GRML_FULL.
- [8151e7f] Remove zsh-static from GRML_FULL.
- [27e4380] Remove bash-static from GRML_FULL.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:40:40 +0100
grml-live (0.12.3) unstable; urgency=low
The "let's clean the floor" release.
* Bugfix:
- [7bbfd24] Rework apt.conf handling in instsoft/updatebase (provide
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/15grml-live), drop /etc/kernel-img.conf support.
The reworked apt.conf handling addresses the issue that with usage of
BASE.tgz there might result packages from recommends in the ISO (like
for example iso-codes via python-apt).
* Package list changes:
- [5476dee] replace perf with linux-tools-2.6.36 package in GRMLBASE.
- [ae6845f] Update package list in NFSROOT (grub->grub-pc, live-
initramfs->live-boot, drop cvs/subversion/jove/subversion, disable
* Get rid of window managers from GRML_FULL that are either too large,
unconfigured, unused,... - see issue897 for the discussion.
[Closes: issue897]
- [a4907de] Remove fvwm
- [a68ff37] Remove ratpoison and ratmenu
- [c44b1e3] Remove dwm and dwm-tools
- [5eb0e90] Remove twm
- [0a17b3c] Remove w9wm
- [69ca260] Remove evilwm
- [9df6db8] Remove jwm
- [d077db1] Remove pekwm
* Removals from GRML_FULL package list:
- [b88d7b5] Remove ysm (orphaned, see #595398).
- [50bc2fe] Remove emcast (orphaned, see #594619).
- [0040aec] Remove cdrbq (orphaned, see #602587).
- [0bcc921] Remove wyrd (not relevant enough).
- [372cd2d] Remove xaw3dg (not relevant enough).
- [07d1e00] Remove yaird (initramfs-tools is the
recommended and supported i-t generator).
- [f8990f6] Remove pdns* packages (except for pdns-recursor).
- [e601ea1] Remove nedit (too large for too many already
existing editors).
- [c402efd] Remove mrxvt[-common] from GRML_FULL.
- [13c5b0b] Remove zlib1g (library -> rdepends).
- [67cfcf5] Remove gq (unmaintained/dead, see #593165).
- [bed9733] Remove cdda2wav + cdrecord from GRML_FULL (unavailable).
- [57280bf] Remove geresh (dead/unmaintained, see #595478).
- [e240523] Remove dietlibc (dietlibc-dev is the relevant package).
- [09ec6b0] Remove dumputils (orphaned upstream, see #466870).
- [d8e5c2d] Remove cbrowser (dead upstream, see #595987).
- [2a296ca] Remove dpkg-multicd (unavailable, merged into
dselect, see #557063).
- [a4b7699] Remove dpkg-ftp (unavailable, merged into
dselect, see #557062).
- [6537f9e] Remove tcl8.3 (unavailable, tcl8.4 is there).
- [ed0a6ab] Remove jikes (orphaned, see #508366).
- [72eff19] Remove metamail (orphaned, see #274451).
- [ebfec95] Remove mkisofs (unavailable).
- [847ba32] Remove python-celementtree + python-elementtree
(unavailable + only useful with python < 2.5, see #564377).
- [547476e] Remove realtime-lsm (deprecated, see #499245).
- [266c05b] Remove nictools-nopci (i386-only).
- [73bfef1] Remove star (unavailable).
- [bbfde64] Remove starttls (dead, see #587264).
- [4d62e55] Remove swapd (dead, see #595091).
- [a20335f] Remove webcpp (abandoned upstream, see #547528).
- [6ca58fa] Remove xvncviewer (unavailable).
- [2fc6daf] Move zfs-fuse from Grml packages to Debian packages.
- [a317c5c] Remove speechd-up (i386-only, espeakup replaces it).
- [d9d3706] Remove abs-guide (not important enough)
- [c4c9c35] Remove uswsusp (has issues in older Debian
releases, should not be too relevant for Grml).
- [2e7c1fb] Remove ike-scan (4MB is too much)
- [a01048a] Remove hasciicam (out-of-scope).
- [6b5262f] Remove gocr (out-of-scope).
- [33578dc] Remove hal (out-of-scope).
- [962a5cb] Remove hal-info (out-of-scope).
- [7a1b346] Remove fusesmb (out-of-scope).
- [ca8f465] Remove icecast2 (out-of-scope).
- [05cfbd2] Remove moosic (out-of-scope).
- [4774440] Remove mp3blaster (out-of-scope).
- [5baa139] Remove mplayer-skin-blue (out-of-scope).
- [3806828] Remove lkl (orphaned, see #553307).
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:11:27 +0100
grml-live (0.12.2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [c8e2121] 90-update-alternatives: make sure to run the update-
alternatives listing for x-window-manager inside the target chroot.
* [032da01] SW: add console-data and kbd to GRMLBASE.
[Closes: issue944] - thanks to Marc Haber for reporting and to
Christian Hofstaedtler for the fix.
* [179d5ea] Make sure hybrid mode works for the grub boot method out-
of-the-box too - thanks to Thorsten Glaser.
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* [7741716] support BOOT_METHOD=grub2 (El Torito boot – Manifold boot
already did) [Closes: issue889]
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:22:22 +0100
grml-live (0.12.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [439b54c] grml-live: drop useless of of ls(1).
* [424c8ef] SW: switch from live-initramfs to live-boot in GRMLBASE.
[ Christian Hofstaedtler ]
* [5bc75ae] radeon-kms: overwrite file at the correct time
[Closes: issue935]
* [e1e1975] remove fcopy backups all across /etc
* [26c2731] tag all files installed by grml-live
* [d5677ef] remove obsolete live.conf
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 12:51:20 +0100
grml-live (0.12.0) unstable; urgency=low
The "give back - get back 2.6.36-grml[64]" Release.
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* [b6a2954] Check version of grml-live against changelog before
* [e4296db] Overwrite the radeon-kms settings [Closes: issue935]
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [8d75e30] config/scripts/GRMLBASE/21-usersetup: add grml user to
group netdev
* [822c092] docs: Update FAI-URL references regarding its new home
* [bfe370b + 8f57397] Update to bsd4grml v20101001 (thanks to
Thorsten Glaser).
* [df6303e] scripts/ cancel if editing changelog
returned error, provide cmdline options to git-buildpackage cmd.
* Software related changes:
- [b25619d] Drop unavailable fnord package from all grml flavours
(see #596044).
- [690257e] Drop libpam* and pamusb-tools packages.
[Closes: issue920]
- [704c046] Drop figlet and toilet-fonts (which is a dependency of
toilet) [Closes: issue915]
- [29517fe] Drop i386-only-software [Closes: issue923] - thanks to
Christian Hofstaedtler <>
- [9d2d73a] Drop deprecated kqemu-common package from GRML_FULL.
* [5d4cdf0] Provide /etc/runlevel.conf via grml-live using fcopy and
its class concept
* [3e5fb23] Further /etc/runlevel.conf related fixes.
* [25ea895] Do not set ERROR=2 twice. - thanks to Christian
Hofstaedtler <>
* [da2a27c] Proberly quote $CURRENT_DIR. - thanks to Andreas Marschke
* [74d9301] support for kernel 2.6.36-grml[64], drop backwards
compatibility support, adjust depends, update docs
* [c12baa8] docs: Document how to revert the manifold feature.
* [f5434b2] Drop qemu and vmware bootoptions as they are not necessary
any longer.
* [09667d4] templates/boot/grub/grub.cfg: drop insmod part_{msdos,gpt}
as it breaks booting - thanks to Thorsten Glaser <>
* [c686c84] Add script-not-executable ./usr/share/grml-
live/scripts/bootilnx.mksh to debian/overrides.grml-live.
* [594972d] Provide nokms bootoption and according menus in the
graphical bootmenu to disable Kernel Mode-Setting.
[ Bernd Arnold ]
* [f4d8e72] Fix typo in grml-cheatcodes.
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* [58a29c5] Update to bsd4grml version 20100815.
* [7ed3014 + a0ae611 + d222479] Manifold supporting and using
[ Christian Hofstaedtler ]
* Software related changes:
- [ba2ebc1] remove packages with unclear live-cd usage case
- [07409bb] move bibcursed to LATEX class
- [2794ab4] replace ispell with hunspell
- [046d13d] drop Essential/Required packages from GRMLBASE
- [fb91169] remove mgetty
- [bfd1dd6] replace console-tools with kbd
- [ed73ede] remove grml-etc dependencies
- [d4c848e] don't try to install i386-only software on amd64
- [9034de9] remove no longer available software
- [c78ef28] remove fvwm-crystal-minimal
* [535a90f] remove further backup files in /etc
* [1455f91] fcopy motd instead of relying on grml-etc plus weirdness
* [ad7a862] allow all users to start X server [Closes: issue926]
* [987dd5d] grub: memdisk is a "linux16"-style kernel
[Closes: issue937]
* [8b54550] update grub to 1.98+20100804-8 [Closes: issue938]
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:34:43 +0100
grml-live (0.11.0) unstable; urgency=low
The "kernel 2.6.35-grml[64] party" Release.
* This release provides support for kernel 2.6.35-grml[64] through
updated squashfs binary and options handling. To build live
systems featuring 2.6.35-grml[64] the squashfs-lzma-tools4
package is required. Further details are available in the
updated docs. [8be200e] [29cf238] [8cf1f25] [76e8d3a]
* [a99823d] Add SQUASHFS_OPTIONS to /etc/grml/grml-live.conf and
update SQUASHFS_BINARY comment.
* [47b72a3] hooks/updatebase.GRMLBASE: make sure /proc, /sys and /dev
are available on update
* [fc88014] Update TODO file, reflecting recent development.
* [d38f878] Add scripts/
* Updates in templates/boot/:
- [050f4d2] Update pci.ids to version 2010.08.27.
- [24960b7] Update gpxe.lkrn to version 1.0.1.
- [d980fe7] Update hdt.c32 to version
- [d635175] Update memtest to memtest86+ version 4.10.
- [ab2ca8f] Update memdisk from 3.83 to 4.02 debian-20100803.
- [21b19cb] Update chain.c32 and menu.c32 to Debian's syslinux
version 2:4.02+dfsg-3.
- [f6065cb] Update isolinux.bin and vesamenu.c32 to 4.02
- [929662f] Update templates/boot/grub to grub version
- [89c9f37] Update lintian overrides file to reflect current
updates in templates/boot/grub.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 04 Sep 2010 15:47:32 +0200
grml-live (0.10.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* [916808e] Mention random hostname support in documentation.
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [9f059fa] Bump version number in grml-live script.
Thanks for reporting, Tong Sun. [Closes: issue888]
* [4b61133] docs: mention that random hostname is supported only in
recent versions.
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 03 Aug 2010 23:32:14 -0400
grml-live (0.10.0) unstable; urgency=low
The "DebConf10 in New York" Release.
* Software related changes:
- [6783097] SW: Drop xserver-xorg-video-amd from GRML_MEDIUM +
GRML_FULL (transitional package).
- [2f36927] SW: Use xserver-xorg-video-all + xserver-xorg-input-all
in GRML_FULL, GRML_MEDIUM + XORG. - thanks to Tong Sun
<> [Closes: issue879]
- [212a7a8] Add tasksel and taskel-data to exclude option in
FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTS. - thanks to Tong Sun <>
[Closes: issue886]
* Documentation related changes:
- [ab3c3be] docs: add squashfs-tools to default apt-get list for
deployments on Debian.
- [7fd12d9] docs: clarify usage of base.tgz
- [f8d3ccd] docs: mention FOOBAR class in usage example via
/etc/grml/grml-live.local - thanks to Tong Sun <>
- [9de56d9] grml-cheatcodes.txt: document utc + localtime bootoptions.
* Bugfixes, Features,...:
- [4b2e863] Make all shell scripts using /bin/bash instead
/bin/sh to be able to FAI's environment - thanks to thermoman
- [6eebff8] Make sure that output directory variables aren't
overridden by $OUTPUT. [Closes: issue885]
- [807994a] buildd/ remove attachment in bailout
- [00825cf] Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
- [ace32ae] Fix typo in several files, it's "overridden"
(thanks, lintian).
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:21:34 -0400
grml-live (0.9.43) unstable; urgency=low
* [6136081] docs/grml-live.txt: clarify policy for class names.
* [7c56f73] SW: (Re)add aufs-tools to GRMLBASE.
* [a8257bc] Update isolinux files to ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100712.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:38:17 +0200
grml-live (0.9.42) unstable; urgency=low
* [8e0d3bd] Update isolinux.bin to "ISOLINUX 4.00 debian-20100628".
* [8ef26a3] Bump grml-live version string.
* [ca2c8a5] Update hdt.c32 from version 0.3.4 to 0.3.6.
* [79e718c] grml_cleanup_chroot: drop all [u]mount commands.
* [caa84f1] 15-initsetup: improve check for empty GRML_NAME variable
to make it compatible with set -u.
* [125b443] instsoft.GRMLBASE: warn if apt-get update fails but try to
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:41:03 +0200
grml-live (0.9.41) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* [f485d22] Add loopback.cfg.
* [a72dab8] Improved documentation for bootid bootoption.
[ Michael Stapelberg ]
* [71f9c13] SW: Add i3-wm to GRML_FULL. [Closes: issue876]
[ Michael Prokop ]
* [8568d83] grml-cheatcodes.txt: document fetch= bootoption + add
pointers to initramfs related documentation.
* [07ca6d5] update templates/boot/grub/ to grub version 1.98+20100617-
1, extend grub.cfg, update scripts/
* Debian packaging:
- [8a0e08a] Set Debian source format to 3.0 (native).
- [e84d056] Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0.
- [3ae2043] Replace Depends of grml-live-buildd on nail with
* SW-related changes:
- [dfecfb0] Add uuid-runtime to GRMLBASE,
thanks Adriana Teixera.
- [1898358] Add gddrescue to GRML_MEDIUM,
thanks Antonio Diaz Diaz.
- [4df9949] Add socat to GRML_MEDIUM.
- [da02706] Add grml-paste to GRML_MEDIUM + GRML_SMALL.
- [8ad9d2a] Add ekeyd to GRML_FULL,
thanks Peter Palfrader. [Closes: issue873]
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:15:00 +0200
grml-live (0.9.40) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Software related changes:
- Add perf to GRML_FULL.
- Add lxc to GRML_FULL.
- Add hwloc to GRML_FULL.
- Drop aria2 from GRML_FULL (lack of space).
- Drop bluez-audio (lack of space, requires ~17MB incl.
* Drop wrongly merged failsafe bootoptions.
* Update grml-cheatcodes.txt (e.g. drop home= bootoption
as it has been deprecated recently).
* Update bsd4grml to version 20100328 (thanks, Thorsten).
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Fix Boot OS of first partition entry for grub. Thanks to Jordan
Uggla for
* Support automatic findiso command and fixed gfxpayload handling.
Thanks to Jordan Uggla.
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:45:26 +0200
grml-live (0.9.39) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for /boot/isolinux/submenu*.cfg files.
* Drop bootfrom=removable from default bootoptions (we've bootid
and scan removable devices first nowadays).
* Grub2 related changes:
- Add scripts/ to build templates/boot/grub/
- Add font file templates/boot/grub/ascii.pf2
- Update templates/boot/grub/ based on grub-pc_1.98-1_i386.deb
- grub.cfg:
~ add additional menu_color_* entries if loading background image
~ loadfont /boot/grub/ascii.pf2
~ increase timeout to 20 seconds
~ replace terminal command with terminal_output
~ use gfxpayload=1024x768 instead of vga=...
* Some minor lintian cleanups.
* Software related changes:
- Add mksh to GRML_SMALL and GRML_MEDIUM to allow switching to mksh for
- Add numactl to GRML_FULL (thanks, gebi).
- Drop ctapi-cyberjack.
- Drop sl-modem-daemon.
- Update to grml kernel 2.6.33.
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:12:21 +0100
grml-live (0.9.38) unstable; urgency=low
* Move ia32-libs from Depends to Recommends so installation
on i386 works again.
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 02:16:08 +0100
grml-live (0.9.37) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop noquick bootoption from serial console boot entry.
* Add grml as default to default.cfg. [Closes: issue761]
* Software related changes:
- Add nginx. Thanks al4711. [Closes: issue704]
- Add usb-modeswitch to GRML_FULL. [Closes: issue424]
- Drop asleap from GRML_FULL.
- Drop ded from GRLM_FULL.
- Drop tlswrap package from GRML_FULL.
- Move udev from GRML_* to GRMLBASE.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:03:31 +0100
grml-live (0.9.36) unstable; urgency=low
* scripts/GRMLBASE/39-modprobe: Make sure all modprobe configuration
files use .conf as filename suffix. [Closes: issue647]
* Disable PDiffs by default via /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20pdiffs.
* 90-update-alternatives: check for symlinks of iceweasel and
mount.ntfs-3g and force creation of /sbin/mount.ntfs symlink.
* Rework addons handling (make sure to install boot addons independent
from bsd4grml which might be disabled).
* Updated boot manager teamplates (simplify syslinux.cfg,
update failsafe bootoption, add GPXE to, drop duplicate
boot=live from grub.cfg)
* Do not bailout if reading dpkg.list fails, instead assume user
is running a dirty build and display a warning message.
* Check for precense of grub directory and files in templates
that we are adjusting on-the-fly and skip non-existing ones
so customisation of templates is easier.
* Drop debug from bootoptions and use debug=vc only. 'debug' without
arguments avoids displaying the executed code in the initramfs
which is something you usually want to have enabled by default
when debugging a system.
* Fix label name for ssh bootoption.
* Add persistency feature to boot menu. [Closes: issue773]
* buildd/ make sure to use according filename in
md5sum file of *_latest* ISOs. [Closes: issue814]
* Software related changes:
- Add grml-quickconfig to GRMLBASE.
- Add grml-quickconfig-standard to GRML_* classes.
- Add xz-utils to GRML_FULL.
- Add zerofree to GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_FULL.
- Drop 3ware-cli-binary (license unclear).
- Drop rar from GRML_FULL (license).
- Drop xlockmore from GRML_FULL (using vlock instead in grml-lock).
- Move grml-docs from GRMLBASE to GRML_{SMALL,MEDIUM,FULL} to be
able to customize it easier.
-- Michael Prokop <> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:32:25 +0100
grml-live (0.9.35) unstable; urgency=low
* New features / major changes:
- Moved /etc/grml/fai/files to /etc/grml/fai/config/files (and
/etc/grml/fai/live-initramfs to /etc/grml/fai/config/). This is
an important step to use the config space and class concept of
FAI in a more decent and cleaner way. Further details in NEWS
file. Thanks to Henning Sprang for the initial hint.
- Provide buildd as separate Debian package grml-live-buildd.
- Store package list on ISO. [Closes: issue779] [Closes: issue749]
- Support conf/bootid.txt and use bootoption bootfrom=removable by
- Support NO_BOOTID to disable the new bootid feature.
- Support DEFAULT_BOOTOPTIONS via configuration file.
* Bugfixes / minor changes:
- buildd: use nail instead of mutt for sending mails as recent
versions of mutt introduced a major breakage (see #539276).
- scripts/GRMLBASE/38-udev: check for presence of config file.
- Ignore $EXIT_ON_MISSING_PACKAGES if running a dirty build
through -B.
- Make sure to use sources.list of grml-live, even on updates
through -u option. [Closes: issue803]
* Software related changes:
- Drop all packages from GRML_* classes that are defined in
GRMLBASE already.
- Drop aufs-tools from GRML_MEDIUM.
- Drop lvm2 from GRML_* classes at it is in GRMLBASE.
- Drop mdadm from GRML_* classes as it is in GRMLBASE.
- Move diffutils + iw from GRMLBASE to GRML_* classes.
- Move mgetty from GRML_* classes to GRMLBASE.
- Move module-init-tools from GRML_* classes to GRMLBASE.
* Debian packaging: Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 13 Feb 2010 01:08:57 +0100
grml-live (0.9.34) unstable; urgency=low
* Add scripts/GRMLBASE/38-udev to get rid of automatically generated
udev rules file.
* Fix architecture option in error message (-a instead of -i).
* Add ia32-libs [amd64] to Depends to make sure building i386 on amd64
works OOTB.
* Use $TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY for checking for precense of bsd4grml.
* Drop keyword package from squashfs binary exit code.
* Update docs regarding squashfs-tools 1:4.0-1.
* Support for logging to database via grml-live-db.
Thanks to formorer for his work on dpkg-to-db.
* Changed logic of ZERO_LOGFILE to PRESERVE_LOGFILE (though integrated
a backwared compatibility layer so existing installations still continue
to work) and clear logs after prompting for execution.
* Software related changes:
- Add acpi-support-base to GRML_SMALL [Closes: issue791]
- Add netsniff-ng to GRML_FULL (thanks Daniel Borkmann).
- Add ufsutils to GRML{SMALL,MEDIUM,FULL} [thanks, chaitat].
- Drop aufs-tools from GRML_FULL (deprecated, see #555638).
- Drop firescope from GRML_FULL - it is unmaintained upstream.
- Drop package config file GRML_FORENSIC as it is developed and
maintained as part of Grml-Forensic nowadays.
- Move scsiadd from GRML_* to GRMLBASE.
- Remove dynamic-disk from GRML_FULL (unmaintained upstream).
- Remove lame from GRML_FULL (not available from official Debian pool).
- Remove salvage-ntfs from GRML_FULL (unmaintained upstream).
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 19:56:32 +0100
grml-live (0.9.33) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Switch order of mirror configuration in example config.
Thanks for the hint, formorer.
* Write current date to last output line of grml-live so the user
knows how "old" his build is while sitting at the shell prompt.
* Integrate /etc/grml/fai/config/scripts/GRMLBASE/01-packages
as package installation validator.
* Update sources.list handling:
- Disable deb-src by default in sources.list. People usually
won't need this and the ones that want it know how to enable
it. Therefore let's save traffic on the mirrors.
- Note usage of GeoIP-selected mirrors.
- Add commented examples for DE/AT mirrors.
Thanks for the suggestions to Sedat Dilek. [Closes: issue756]
* Use /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g as default handler for ntfs. Thanks
for bringing this issue up, Richard Hartmann.
* templates/boot/grub/menu.lst: drop bootoption lang=us, we
specify the default within grml-autoconfig nowadays.
* Support configuration variable EXIT_ON_MISSING_PACKAGES to exit
with returncode != 0 if a requested package isn't available on the
resulting ISO.
* Drop memtest86+ from Depends as it's shipped by grml-live-addons
nowadays (see issue717). Instead be more verbose in the warning
message if neither the one from grml-live-addons nor memtest86+
can be found.
* Software related changes:
- Main GRML* classes:
+ add grml-udev-config (we use Debian's udev from now on and
provide our own udev stuff through grml-udev-config)
+ drop grml-scanpartitions
+ move all grml-* packages that used to be part of all Grml
flavours to GRMLBASE and drop them from the flavour
specific configuration instead
+ Add fsarchiver
+ Add gdisk
+ Add infiniband-diags
+ Add iscsitarget-module-2.6.31-grml64
+ Add mbuffer
+ Add modem-cmd
+ Add nbd-server + nbd-client (thanks to Xuân Baldauf).
+ Drop dvi2tty (so we don't pull tex-common and texlive-binaries
into the system).
+ Drop lomoco (bad state, unnecessary)
+ Add iptraf (thanks, thermoman)
+ Drop (unavailable) at76-usb-modules-2.6.31-grml
- Mixed:
+ Add kexec-tools to GRML_SMALL + GRML_MEDIUM (thanks,
Christoph Biedl)
+ Add lcrack to GRML_FORENSIC
+ Drop fakechroot from GRML_FULL + GRML_FORENSIC (the package is
in a bad shape since several months)
+ Drop grml-mercurial-utils from GRML_FULL and GRML_MEDIUM as
we use git nowadays
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* Update MirOS bsd4grml to 20091226.
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 02:34:38 +0100
grml-live (0.9.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Update docs to reflect current FAI_CONFIG_* setup.
* Set FAI_CONFIGDIR=/etc/grml/fai/config in /etc/grml/fai/fai.conf
so FAI versions older than 3.3 still work. Thanks for the bugreport,
Christian Hofstaedtler.
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:50:46 +0100
grml-live (0.9.31) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Fix the 'Memtest86+ bootentry doesn't work within GRUB2' issue.
* Update main fai config (update to what's shipped by FAI 3.3):
* Move 'FAI_CONFIGDIR=/etc/grml/fai/config' from fai.conf
to make-fai-nfsroot.conf and disable it by default as
only FAI_CONFIG_SRC is relevant nowadays.
* Disable irrelevant 'FAI=/etc/grml/fai/config' in fai.conf by
* Drop dhcp-client from exclude option in $FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTS
in file make-fai-nfsroot.conf (sync with FAI upstram).
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* Update bootgrub.mksh to 20091104.
* Change manifold-boot ISO patch logic slightly to work better on
certain HP machines. [Closes: issue757]
-- Michael Prokop <> Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:30:30 +0100
grml-live (0.9.30) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Support new option '-d <date>' to use specified date as build date
information on the ISO instead of the default.
* Fix posix violation in grml-live-remaster.
* Add jfsutils to GRML_MEDIUM and GRML_SMALL.
* Apply patch by Christian Hofstaedtler <> (thanks!):
Ensure /etc/mtab is always present. Newer debootstrap versions
no longer create /etc/mtab, so we need to provide our own.
* config/hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE:
- force installation of file-rc using aptitude's
Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Keep-All-Tier option.
- drop insserv package.
* Replaced 'FAI_CONFIG_SRC=file:///etc/grml/fai' with
'FAI_CONFIG_SRC=file:///etc/grml/fai/config' so it works with
fai >=3.2.23.
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Remove denglish phrase from help file. Thanks to Andreas Gredler.
[Closes: issue758]
-- Michael Prokop <> Sun, 01 Nov 2009 17:48:21 +0100
grml-live (0.9.29) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Renamed stage2_eltorito to stage2 to get rid of name mangling
problems with fat.
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Adjust stage2{,_eltorito} code in grml-live.
-- Michael Prokop <> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:17:59 +0100
grml-live (0.9.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop grub from all classes and add grub-pc to GRMLBASE.
* Add guymager to GRML_FULL.
* Add gcc to GRML_MEDIUM.
* Adjust grub variable in *all* /boot/isolinux/*.cfg files.
* Update memtest86+ binary to 4.00-2.
* Update isolinux/syslinux files to version 2:3.83+dfsg-1:
- templates/boot/addons/chain.c32
- templates/boot/addons/hdt.c32
- templates/boot/addons/memdisk
- templates/boot/addons/menu.c32
- templates/boot/isolinux/ifcpu64.c32
- templates/boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin
- templates/boot/isolinux/vesamenu.c32
* Update templates/boot/addons/pci.ids to version 2009.10.22.
* Adjust label text for grub1 boot entry.
* Update bsd4grml to version 20091027.
-- Michael Prokop <> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:54:33 +0100
grml-live (0.9.27) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Adjust grub variable in boot/isolinux/{addons,grub}.cfg as well.
* Add fio to GRML_FULL (thanks for the hint, Ulrich). [Closes: issue703]
* Add 'noquick' to the serial bootoption.
* Add ewf-tools to GRML_FULL and GRML_FORENSIC.
[ Ulrich Dangel ]
* Refactored addon menu handling for syslinux. The menu is now dynamically
generated by grml-live to allow more convenient adjustments to the addon
-- Michael Prokop <> Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:10:35 +0100
grml-live (0.9.26) unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Prokop ]
* Update templates/boot/grub to grub2 version 1.97~beta4-1.
* Add templates/boot/isolinux/ifcpu64.c32.
* Add templates/boot/addons/gpxe.lkrn.
* Document 'Shortcut keys of vesamenu bootsplash' in isolinux.cfg.
* templates/boot/isolinux/{addons,syslinux}.cfg: Use new
feature (command line) to chain into GRUB2 directly from isolinux
or syslinux without an intermediate interactive/menu prompt.
Thanks to Thorsten for implementing and help.
[ Thorsten Glaser ]
* Update MirOS bsd4grml to 20091024 ( and ldbsd.txt only).
-- Michael Prokop <> Sat, 24 Oct 2009 21:10:17 +0200
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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