[Freedombox-discuss] Restructure how freedombox is set up to use a .deb package?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Aug 23 09:17:51 UTC 2013

[Tim Retout]
> I agree - I've only been looking at this for a few days, but the
> duplication does look risky.

Lets get rid of it. :)

> Looking at the options, I wonder if debian-live can be used to build
> the images?  The "hdd" target should get us something quite like the
> VM image, and apparently live-build can cross-build for armel these
> days.

I am sure it could be used, and it would be trivial if we go with my
proposal to use a freedombox-setup deb.

> This probably does imply moving the setup into Debian packages.  I
> won't comment on the details of how that is done, because I haven't
> looked at that bit yet!

I would love to hear comments and opinions on my proposal.

> Personally I am finding the source/sourcecode directory confusing - it
> doesn't contain source code, it's got a binary package committed in
> it!

Yeah.  In my rewrite, it is no longer used to populate the chroot.

> Is Plinth installing modules from there?

I have not been able to find any traces of plinth being activated, nor
any idea how it is to be set up, so I have no idea.

> Surely (in the long term) the modules should be uploaded to a mirror
> as e.g. freedombox-module-ical, and should be installed via apt?

Yes.  Either we just start uploading to Debian, or we make some other
repository for this purpose.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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