Puppy Linux build script

Last evening, I took a stab at building Puppy Linux using Ubuntu base. I could have used Woof-CE's scripts directly, but it didn't work smoothly for me. I had a choice of debugging it - but I thought, it was more fun to write my own build script, I mean, how difficult could it be?

Well, it turned out, not too bad. In a couple of hours that evening, I managed to write a script, less than 300 lines, which pulls out Ubuntu packages off its repository, does dependency checking, install the packages with proper dpkg records and build myself a nice Puppy - command line only. I took Puppy base (rootfs-skeleton and initrd-tree0) from Woof-CE, the rest was done by my script. I announced that to the forum and it was generally well-received.

I will probably polish it a little bit (perhaps to the point that I can get Xorg running) before releasing the code (in my github fork of Woof-CE). Watch this space.

Posted on 2 Jun 2014, 4:06 - Categories: PuppyLinux Linux
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