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    Creating a Release file
    Submitted by mightor on Monday, June 24, 2002 – 19:31
    DebianHaving searched the web high and low, I am unable to find any information regarding the creation of the Release files which one finds on the debian CDs and FTP mirrors.
    I have my own local mirror with some additional packages on it. What I’d like is to create a Release file with some kind of tool which works in a similar fashion as dpkg-scanpackages.
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    Subject: Custom CDs
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/06/24 – 20:57
    Excuse my ignorance,
    I don’t have a CD burner and I’ve never had,
    so I was always using official CDs from
    computer magazines or I downloaded floppies and used apt-get to install from the mirror, but recently a friend of mine asked me if it is possible to burn a Debian install CD with only part of the packets.
    I thought that it could be cool if I could
    select the packages I need and automatically create a CD image(s) acting exactly like the official ones, but having only part of the software. That way I could for example have a CD with server software but without X11, or vice versa, instead of using the whole set of CDs
    (when I can’t install from network).
    It would be cool to make a sub-distro
    with specialised software,
    like a CD for a programmer, a CD for a Web designer, etc.
    Now I’m thinking that it could be even chosen on a per-task basis, something like tasksel.
    Is it possible?
    Thanks.

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    Subject: Re: Custom CDs
    Author: OmniscientFerret
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/06/25 – 09:23
    Yup. Check out a previous article – use apt-move on the set of .debs you want to include, include an .info in the root directory, and burn that directory, and you have an apt-cdrom’able cd.
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