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Update list of supported Debian suites/releases and related docs

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mika committed Oct 23, 2013
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  1. +16 −17 docs/grml-live.txt
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@@ -203,11 +203,12 @@ Specify name of the release.
-s **SUITE**::
-Specify the Debian suite you want to use for your live-system. Defaults to
-"squeeze" (being current Debian/stable). Supported values are: etch, lenny,
-squeeze, wheezy, sid. Please be aware that recent Debian suites might require a
-recent base.tgz (${GRML_FAI_CONFIG}/config/basefiles/$CLASSNAME.tar.gz) or a
-recent version of debootstrap.
+Specify the Debian suite you want to use for your live-system. If unset defaults
+to "testing". Supported values are: stable, testing, unstable (or their
+corresponding release names like "wheezy"). Please be aware that recent Debian
+suites might require a recent base.tgz
+(${GRML_FAI_CONFIG}/config/basefiles/$CLASSNAME.tar.gz) or a recent version of
@@ -481,8 +482,8 @@ Current state of grml-live with squashfs-tools and kernel
Use squashfs-tools >=4.2-1 (available from Grml repositories as well as from
-Debian/testing and Debian/unstable) to build Grml (based) ISOs featuring kernel
-version 2.6.38-grml[64] or newer.
+Debian) to build Grml (based) ISOs featuring kernel version 2.6.38-grml[64] or
@@ -496,8 +497,7 @@ The easiest way to get a running grml-live setup is to just use Grml.
Of course using grml-live on a plain, original Debian installation is supported
as well. So there we go.
-What we have: plain, original Debian squeeze (6.0) with debian-backports
-enabled. (This is important for squashfs-tools.)
+What we have: plain, original Debian wheezy (7.x).
What we want: build a Grml ISO based on Debian/wheezy for the amd64 architecture
using grml-live.
@@ -528,7 +528,6 @@ Instructions
# mv AMD64.tar.gz /etc/grml/fai/config/basefiles/
# install relevant tools
- apt-get install -t squeeze-backports squashfs-tools
apt-get --no-install-recommends install grml-live
# adjust grml-live configuration for our needs:
@@ -542,19 +541,19 @@ Instructions
# CHROOT_INSTALL="/etc/grml/fai/chroot_install"
## adjust if necessary (defaults to /grml/grml-live):
## OUTPUT="/srv/grml-live"
# ARCH="amd64"
# just optional(!) - upgrade FAI to latest available version:
- cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list << EOF
- # fai:
- deb squeeze koeln
+ cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fai.list << EOF
+ deb fai main
+ deb-src fai main
# get gpg key of FAI repos and install current FAI version:
- gpg -a --recv-keys AB9B66FD; gpg -a --export AB9B66FD | apt-key add -
+ wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install fai-client fai-server fai-doc
@@ -688,7 +687,7 @@ FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP:
- FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP="squeeze http://localhost:3142/ squeeze main contrib non-free"
+ FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP="wheezy http://localhost:3142/ wheezy main contrib non-free"
Make sure apt-cacher-ng is running ('/etc/init.d/apt-cacher-ng restart').
That's it. All downloaded files will be cached in /var/cache/apt-cacher-ng then.
@@ -715,7 +714,7 @@ How do I create a base tar.gz (I386.tar.gz or AMD64.tar.gz)
Execute the following commands (requires root):
ARCH='amd64' # replace with i386 if necessary
- SUITE='squeeze' # using the current stable release should always work
+ SUITE='wheezy' # using the current stable release should always work
debootstrap --arch "$ARCH" --exclude=info,tasksel,tasksel-data "$SUITE" "$ARCH"
cd "$ARCH"
rm var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ Usage: $PN [options, see as follows]
-q skip mksquashfs
-Q skip netboot package build
-r <release_name> release name
- -s <suite> Debian suite; values: etch, lenny, squeeze, sid
+ -s <suite> Debian suite/release, like: stable, testing, unstable
-t <template_directory> place of the templates
-u update existing chroot instead of rebuilding it from scratch
-U <username> arrange output to be owned by specified username
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ Usage examples:
$PN -c GRMLBASE,GRML_FULL,AMD64 -o /dev/shm/grml
$PN -c GRMLBASE,GRML_FULL,AMD64 -i grml_0.0-1.iso -v 0.0-1
- $PN -c GRMLBASE,GRML_FULL,AMD64 -s sid -V -r 'grml-live rocks'
+ $PN -c GRMLBASE,GRML_FULL,AMD64 -s stable -V -r 'grml-ftw'
More details: man grml-live + /usr/share/doc/grml-live/grml-live.html

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