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Re: Debian distro build system




Great thanks very much everyone .... I maybe a while ;)



On 20 September 2017 at 14:48, Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Aaron Gray writes ("Re: Debian distro build system"):
> I basically want to
>
> a) be able to build a Debain distro myself such as Jessie for testing purposes
>
> b) be able to make bespoke modifications to this

All the source code and tools are available.  But sadly it's a bit
complicated.  (IMO this should be easier than it is.)

Some resources

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller
https://wiki.debian.org/MassRebuilds
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianWannaBuildInfrastructureOnOneServer
https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/sbuild/sbuild.1.en.html
https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dpkg-dev/dpkg-buildpackage.1.en.html
https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dgit/dgit-user.7.en.html

(Full disclosure: the last link there is a plug - I'm the author)

Good luck.

Ian.



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Aaron Gray

Independent Open Source Software Engineer, Computer Language Researcher, Information Theorist, and amateur computer scientist.