Geordie | 3 Oct 02:21 2011
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grml2usb install script failure

Hi
I ran into a little trouble trying to install grml onto a usb stick
When I ran grml2usb/tarball.sh the first time it was looking for fakeroot so I 
installed that package and then ran it again I get this error

# /home/geordie/grml2usb/tarball.sh
awk: cmd. line:1: fatal: cannot open file `grml2usb' for reading (Invalid 
argument)
/usr/bin/fakeroot: line 178: debian/rules: No such file or directory

installed grml2usb (0.9.34) unstable;

System:    Host SatelliteA100 Kernel 2.6.39-1.dmz.2-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop KDE 4.6.4 Distro Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid                                                                                                                    

I tried finding the grml2usb in testing however 
# apt-cache search grml
grml-debootstrap - wrapper around debootstrap for installing pure Debian
grml-rescueboot - Integrates ISO-booting into grub

so I downloaded the git version. I also tired the tarball version and see no 
changes.
I was also surprised to see this loaded into my home folder.
I may have done something wrong.
Many thanks
Geordie
Christian Hofstädtler | 6 Oct 16:57 2011

Re: Using grub2-dev in grml2usb suggestion for me.

Charles,

On 06.10.2011, at 16:41, Charles Hewson wrote:
> I plan to contribute it back as either a --luks option on grml2usb or 
> seporate script.

This definitively sounds interesting. Unfortunately I myself know nothing about LUKS / filesystem
encryption on Linux.

> Have I missed any issues in reasearch you are aware of ?
> Is this approach logical ?

Can't really say. Maybe someone else on the list can comment on this.

In any case, please fork the git repository (possibly from https://github.com/grml/grml2usb ) and work
from there.

> Any pointers on how to proceede from chroot to usb ?

You'll have to patch grml2usb to generate the grub config stanzas you need. grml2usb should automatically
pick up the grub version you've installed on the host machine, but note that it copies the grub files from
/boot/grub/*.{mod,img} .

> I'm open to any suggestions and could post bata of process as it would 
> need to be tested on more hardware than I have available.

> Thanks for your input,
> Charles

Thanks for contributing to Grml.
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Charles Hewson | 6 Oct 16:41 2011

Using grub2-dev in grml2usb suggestion for me.

Hi,
I work off two USB's when on the road. First is created with grml2usb on
2011.05 and a GRMLCFG partition for persistence. Second is created with 
grml-crypto for for /home/someuser and /etc/vault. I was about to 
re-script what I do manually at boot when I discovered grub2 development 
tree now has a luks.mod (testing needed & i'm willing). I have built it 
from src and installed into grml-chroot on a squeeze host.  I expect to 
use grml-live per remastering instructions and then grml2usb.

GOAL;
  Phase 1 usb layout;
	1 Meg unencrypted boot/decrypt area
	remainder fat16 encrypted /boot. grml & grml64.
  Phase 2
	Unencrypted boot/decrypt area
	Remanider lvm2/luks encrypted (for single passphrase at boot)
		grml2usb partition with several flavors
		GRMLCFG partition
		home-rw
		live-rw
		home-sn (live-snapshots)
		live-sn.

I plan to contribute it back as either a --luks option on grml2usb or 
seporate script.

Have I missed any issues in reasearch you are aware of ?
Is this approach logical ?
Any pointers on how to proceede from chroot to usb ?
I'm open to any suggestions and could post bata of process as it would 
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Lupe Christoph | 10 Oct 11:35 2011
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"Grml packages in Debian"

Hi!

My RSS feed just alerted me to the article "Grml packages in Debian" on
the developer blog.
http://blog.grml.org/archives/358-Grml-packages-in-Debian.html

I would like to point out that removing the packages from grml-testing
leaves many people out of updates for a long time (until the packages
have arrived in Debian Stable and some Ubuntu release).

Plus, the grml2usb page http://grml.org/grml2usb/ still points to
grml-testing.

Please put the packages back into grml-testing and find a way to avoid a
clash with Debian and Ubuntu repositories.

Thank you,
Lupe Christoph
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Christian Hofstädtler | 10 Oct 12:18 2011

Re: "Grml packages in Debian"

Hi,

On 10.10.2011, at 11:35, Lupe Christoph wrote:
> I would like to point out that removing the packages from grml-testing
> leaves many people out of updates for a long time (until the packages
> have arrived in Debian Stable and some Ubuntu release).

Thank you for your concerns.

> Plus, the grml2usb page http://grml.org/grml2usb/ still points to
> grml-testing.
> 
> Please put the packages back into grml-testing and find a way to avoid a
> clash with Debian and Ubuntu repositories.

We're currently working on mirroring the (source) packages from unstable back into grml-testing.
A course of action has been decided and hopefully our ftpmaster will find time to implement this soon.

We'll probably still clash with the Debian repositories, but there isn't a lot we could do about that.

  -ch

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Christian Hofstädtler | 12 Oct 18:16 2011

Re: "Grml packages in Debian"

Hi,

* Christian Hofstädtler <ch <at> grml.org> [111010 12:18]:
> On 10.10.2011, at 11:35, Lupe Christoph wrote:
> > I would like to point out that removing the packages from grml-testing
> > leaves many people out of updates for a long time (until the packages
> > have arrived in Debian Stable and some Ubuntu release).
> 
> Thank you for your concerns.
> 
> > Plus, the grml2usb page http://grml.org/grml2usb/ still points to
> > grml-testing.
> > 
> > Please put the packages back into grml-testing and find a way to avoid a
> > clash with Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
> 
> We're currently working on mirroring the (source) packages from unstable back into grml-testing.
> A course of action has been decided and hopefully our ftpmaster will find time to implement this soon.
> 
> We'll probably still clash with the Debian repositories, but there isn't a lot we could do about that.

Our ftpmaster has found time to implement this :-) (Thank you,
Alex.)

grml-testing will now always have the latest version of all grml
packages, including those that are uploaded to Debian unstable.
There is a slight delay of up to 6 hours involved.

  -ch

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Andreas Gredler | 19 Oct 18:32 2011

Testmail from the admin team

Hi,

Please ignore this mail as it's only used to test the new
mailman installation.

greets Jimmy

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