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Re: IMPORTANT: Do live Debian images have a future?




Thomas it is all fine and good to say  "(lets not go into details why this happened)" but the details support the reality of the situation. Please read (https://lists.debian.org/debian-live/2015/11/msg00008.html) and see where Iain says

>>It is worth noting that live-build is not a Debian project, it is an external project that claims to be an official Debian project. This is something that needs to be fixed.

My understanding come from the people who initiated the take over of building live images. If I am wrong then so was Iain and you should have been a part of the discussion back in November 2015 to clear it all up for us.

I want Live-Wrapper to succeed (only because it is the official Debian Live system) and I support it through testing it and reporting on things I have found which would limit the audience who could use it but I also want Live-Build to continue (because Live-Build is more suitable for a roll your own images that derivatives would create).

I must admit I am concerned about this reluctance "to go into details". This type of thing keeps people in the dark and that is something I do not support. There is no need to go over all the details but at least provide proof as I have done.

On 5 July 2017 at 08:34, Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 06/27/2017 11:53 PM, Michael . wrote:
> Charles, let me clear up a couple of misconceptions for you. Debian Live
> (made with Live Wrapper) is an official Debian project. Live Build (the
> old Debian Live) apparently wasn't official but was recognised by Debian
> for its official images. Live Build is now officially part of Debian

Hum... You also have some misunderstanding here. Live-build has been
packaged in Debian, and fully part of Debian for *years* (well before
Raphael worked on it).

What changed is that, since Daniel Baumann doesn't build the live images
anymore (let's not go into details why this happened), Steve does it at
the same time as other Debian images. It's now included in a single
process of building images.

Cheers,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)