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Mar 21, 2023, 04:05 AM in the task #317063
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ALT based distribution metaprofile
mkimage-profiles is a collection of bits and pieces useful for
distributions construction: it contains package lists, features,
and whole subprofiles (like "rescue" building block) for you
to choose from, and some ready-made image recipes as well.

Make no mistake: constructing distributions isn't just fun, it takes
a lot of passion and knowledge to produce a non-trivial one.  So m-p
(the short alias for mkimage-profiles) is complex too.  If you need
-- or want -- to make a few tweaks to an existing recipe, it might
be easier to comprehend the generated profile (aka builddir) which
contains only the needed subprofiles, script hooks and package lists
and is way more compact.

The main deliverable form for x86 is a (hybrid) ISO; virtual environment
template caches (OpenVZ/LXC) can be made either as well as VM disk images.

In short, setup hasher ( and here we go:
  cd /usr/share/mkimage-profiles
  head README
  make syslinux.iso

But if you're into regular distro hacking and are not afraid of make
and modest metaprogramming (some code generation and introspection),
welcome to the metaprofile itself; read the docs and get the git: (NB: these are mostly in Russian with translation on demand).

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
mkimage-profiles (noarch)
mkimage-profiles-doc (noarch)

List of contributors:

    1. /proc
    2. asciidoc-a2x
    3. fonts-ttf-dejavu
    4. fop
    5. java
    6. rsync

Last changed

March 20, 2023 Anton Midyukov 1.5.3-alt1
- Initial feature live-install
- installation from live image by classic installer
- grub: add submenu for install live over network
- stage2: add option '--no-hardliks' to mksquashfs (Closes: 45329)
- initrd-{bootchain,propagator}: save, make-initrd to .disk/
- stage2,initrd-*: fix adding udev rules for named network interfaces
- mediacheck: check available implantisomd5 command
- install2: add mdadm to altinst
- drop armh-skit
- Include README of features to documentation; fix syntax & links in them
Feb. 22, 2023 Anton Midyukov 1.5.2-alt1
- wireless: removed crda, added firmware-wireless-regdb for all arch
  (thanks iv@)
- update package lists for riscv64 support (thanks iv@)
- init: drop stage2/image-scripts.d/91-systemd
- replace 50-bootargs script from bootloader to build-vm
- plymouth: drop use/plymouth/vm, cleanup
- stage2: drop 90-cleanup-drm script
- stage2: drop 50-udev script
- desktop+live: drop installer-feature-runlevel5-stage3
- live: do'nt mkdir /live.hooks
- x11-autologin: do nothing, if user altlinux does not exist
- init: drop live/image-scripts.d/50-var-run-fix (fix clash with rootfs script)
- init: not fix tmpfiles.d/*.conf
- efi: don't add refind, $$(EFI_SHELL), $$(EFI_BOOTLOADER) to rescue
- deflogin: create live user on first run
- dev: do not configure altlinux user in live (51-hasher)
- rescue: do'nt enable online repo
- grub, l10n: available only languages from $LOCALES in grub and installer
  (Closes: 45290)
- workstation, server, server-v: add latest commits
Jan. 5, 2023 Anton Midyukov 1.5.1-alt1
- efi: fix condition for use/efi/dtb
- exclude gnome3-regular metapackage from regular-gnome3 target
- syslinux: try SYSLINUX_UI to none
- initrd-bootchain: use method disk for local boot
- net-ssh: Use two-pass method to install an authorized key for root (thanks
- net: Allow to configure hostname via TARGET_HOSTNAME (thanks manowar@)