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On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 03:32, Pieter Van den Abeele wrote:
> I tried building ppc livecds with catalyst and genkernel yesterday. I
> have some remarks.
OK, I just committed a couple of improvements to the code:
I added a new file_locate() function to modules/catalyst_support.py
which provides a generalized way to try to see if a file exists, and if
not, an exception is raised. file_locate() is now called for the
snapshot, source_path and the distdir. catalyst now aborts right away if
any of these files cannot be found.
Also, livecd-stage1 no longer gets tarred up. livecd-stage2 does a cp -a
from /var/tmp/catalyst/tmp/<profile>/livecd-stage1-<stamp>. The cp -a is
necessary because livecd-stage2 cleans and preps the chroot area, and we
need to keep the pristine livecd-stage1 version if we need to tweak
anything in the livecd-stage2 process.
In theory, livecd-stage1 and livecd-stage2 could be combined, and the
recreation of the pristine livecd-stage1 environment could happen by
unpacking the stage3 and using the livecd-stage1 package cache. This
would save up to a GB or so of disk storage. And reduce the number of
livecd spec files from 2 to 1. If people are finding the disk usage to
still be excessive, I can do this.
But the current changes I just committed should save, say, 500-700MB of
disk usage and a lot of tar.bz2 compress/uncompress time. We'll need to
see if this is enough.
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