[Grml] Re: grml-live, fai and package retreiving

Maurice McCarthy moss at mythic-beasts.com
Sun Nov 11 18:36:16 CET 2007

If I remember rightly there is a script in the debian archive to create a
customised mirror. Maybe I'm wrong though.


Tong wrote:
> Ah, thanks. The MIRROR_DIRECTORY is outside chroot, correct? Will it get
> wiped when building the iso?
> hmm, when trying to answer the above questions using the UTSL method, I
> noticed that it is not quite as what I proposed.
> - One has to build a (local) Debian mirror first before he is able to use
> MIRROR_DIRECTORY and MIRROR_SOURCES. I haven't done that before.
> Will I have to pull in the full Debian mirror, not just the
> packages that I need? The bind mount method on the contrary, does not
> require one to setup anything, and does not require storing any
> unnecessary packages either.
> - Using the MIRROR_DIRECTORY and MIRROR_SOURCES, grml-live still need to
> download packages into the chroot, then wipe the downloaded before
> building the iso. Even the mirror is local, there are still some quite
> heavy disk RW going on. With bind mount and up to date local apt archive,
> disk RW will be near-zero. Quite a performance boost, isn't it?
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