[Pkg-sugar-devel] [Debian-olpc-devel] How to build for XO1 and XO1.5 ?

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sun Mar 26 08:56:54 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:12:47PM -0500, Sebastian Silva wrote:
> Time flies!
> You just sent me back 9 years to the first time I build a Debian
> derivatate that combined Sugar and XFCE.
> :-D
> It even still exists today thanks to OLPC wiki (thank you!).


> Check out:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/LiveCd/lang-es

Ah, it's the lang-es that I'm no good at.

> It has Sugar 0.79 (sugar-emulator) available from the XFCE live menu
> of Xubuntu.
> I did it with the exact same technique you describe (and surely more
> limited hardware)!
> This morning I even tried it and it served as a reminder of how some
> activities used to look originally.
> Finally, after a few previous attempts, I succeeded in building a
> Debian SugarBlend prototype.
> It is very vanilla Sugar-as-packaged by Jonas except for a fix I
> picked up for Browse #848840.
> I've documented the whole process and added a download link for the
> first working build.

Thanks.  Yes, it is exactly as simple as I expected it to be;
configure live-build, make an .xsession file, make a package list, and

(Long time ago, this method gave me problems with EFI booting, which
is why I began with remastering an ISO.  Probably fixed now.)

> There is of course much to improve. The idea being to improve Debian
> itself, rather than our blend of it, that is, to work preferably on
> the upstream Debian packages and avoid non-packaged customization.

Yes, best place is within Debian packages.

I've also added a link from

Might you also involve sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org?  There are
GSoC candidates looking at building Debian with Sugar for Raspberry
Pi, and my brief observations on IRC worry me; the candidates seem to
be off on an unusual tangent.

> Thanks for everyone's support. Perhaps Jonas might prefer a
> different route for building images.
> I am not attached to one solution.
> But it's a start!
> Regards,
> Sebastian

James Cameron

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