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Re: O.k. OSCON -- call for SWAG

From: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: "PostgreSQL advocacy" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: O.k. OSCON -- call for SWAG
Date: 2005-06-19 22:13:30
Message-ID: 200506191813.31279.robert.bernier5@sympatico.ca (view raw or flat)
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Okay guys, 

I'm at a friend's place at NYC. It took a little while to get online, had to find an available wireless network to hack into.

I need to talk the person who wants to try to build the distro. You are asking for a lot of work unless you've got experience at creating a knoppix based distro. I can give you the scripts to generate the iso no problem, however you must have the knoppix cloop created and the correct utilities installed on your machine. In my case, I saved myself a lot of headaches by building the distro on a machine that had a knoppix hard-drive installation.

There's three things that were dealt with in the distro:

- getting the right applications on the system (there are serious challenges here if you want to add applications that aren't already there).
- the syslinux conf files had to be opened and the graphics were changed using such tools as Image Majick
- the kernel source was hacked so I could replace the penguin with the elephant.

Brian, if you're online.. please get on IM, I'm waiting there now.


On June 19, 2005 03:53 pm, Brian Kilpatrick wrote:
> Ok i'll let Rob know to get in touch asap
>
> Brian
>
> On Jun 19, 2005, at 3:45 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Brian,
> >
> >> If you wish, I can send you link to get the current cd ISO that SRA is
> >> distributing, as well as the artwork that was used for the last
> >> printing. Rob Bernier should be able to give you any information you
> >> need to customize the cd content for your needs.
> >
> > We have the ISO; what we'd really need is the Knoppix build source.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Josh Berkus
> > Aglio Database Solutions
> > San Francisco
>
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