[Sugar-devel] How is SoaS built?

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Tue Mar 24 02:01:48 EDT 2009

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> are there any pointers to how the SoaS build works? Is it using the
> Fedora livecd tools? Something else?
> more details below on what I am aiming for...
> cheers,
> martin

Hi Martin,

we're currently using some livecd-creator incarnation with this build 
script here [1] to get our live media created. But I don't know if you 
really want a live image being created.

On the other hand, I scripted this [2] up for creating an installed, 
though no "live", image for the XO. It's current downside is that only 
creates ext3 .img files, but that shouldn't be hard to work on. 
Basically, it uses LoopImageCreator instead of LiveImageCreator.

Finally, you might also want to have a look at pungi - it's what 
Fedora's rel-eng uses to create the installable images (they just boot 
into anaconda from the media). And if you want to have a shiny 
interface, you could even use revisor. ;)

So I guess it depends on what you'd want to end up with: A live image, 
something booting into an installer,...


[2] http://dev.laptop.org/git/projects/fedora-xo/tree/build

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 8:52 AM
> Subject: Making an XS installable img for the XO
> To: fedora-olpc-list <fedora-olpc-list at redhat.com>
> Cc: XS Devel <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>, OLPC Devel
> <devel at lists.laptop.org>
> What is the state of the Fedora / Puritan / Pilgrim toolchain if I
> want to build an installable img of the XS spin? Noting that...
>  - targetting developer-key-unlocked XOs so no signing of initrd needed
>  - XS is F9
>  - the current XS build is F9 - (a mock chroot with any Fedora can be used too)
>  - the kernel and initrd are _vanilla_ Fedora, and there is a strong
> desire to remain so
>  - hoping for a simple cli build tool
> cheers,
> m
> --
>  martin.langhoff at gmail.com
>  martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
>  - ask interesting questions
>  - don't get distracted with shiny stuff  - working code first
>  - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff

More information about the Sugar-devel mailing list