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Offline jls

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How is dCore made?
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:27:46 PM »
Hi Jason & the others
Is it "hand made" or do you have some automated "secret" scripts to build dCore from debian/ubuntu?
From which debian/ubuntu image or installation do you start?


PS. How is Robert health?
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Offline Misalf

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 05:35:34 PM »
Don't know if I will understand the answer, but good question.

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Offline curaga

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 02:22:13 AM »
We last heard from Robert two weeks ago, but whether to share any details is up to him.
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Offline Jason W

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 02:53:07 AM »
On dCore, basically I individually review the file differences between a Debian or Ubuntu release and an existing  dCore and copy over any needed file updates to make the base image library compatible with that particular release.

Offline Jason W

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 06:14:35 AM »
I use a hard drive install of the Debian/Ubuntu target release, and by the time I have rox-filer, icewm, leafpad, and other favorite apps all the packages I need are installed and I pull from that install for the dCore-*.gz image.

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 10:56:48 AM »
Hi. You mean you make your personal dcore automatically with the apps you mentioned starting from a debian standard install?
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Offline Jason W

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 12:32:08 PM »
No, I just install Debian/Ubuntu and install my favorite apps on that HD install.  Then copy over the needed binaries and files to a dCore*.gz.

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 07:49:21 AM »
So I should be able to use debootstrap to make a base chroot to work from, then copy dCore over it?  Or is there something else involved?

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Re: How is dCore made?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 08:18:37 AM »
That is pretty much it, copying files to a base file system.  Along with the custom dCore files.