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"Mageia + ALCASAR" ISO builder


The goal is to create a minimalist bootable ISO image of Mageia-Linux embedding the ALCASAR archive and all its RPM dependencies. The name of this ISO image is "mageiar".

How it works

The script uses an official Mageia docker image to retrieve a recursive list of dependencies that are downloaded and packaged in the installation ISO. ALCASAR dependencies list, as well as its kernel version, are retrieved from the ALCASAR tarball archive.

Once the ISO is done, write it on a bootable device (CDROM, DVDROM, USB Key). Boot on it and install the OS normally. The dependencies are installed along the base system packages, which means that the ALCASAR installer will only download updates.

What it needs

The script can be provided with both the ALCASAR tarball archive as well as the Mageia ISO image.
The ALCASAR archive can be given in argument using the `-a` option. Otherwise it will be downloaded automatically in its latest version.
The Mageia ISO image is to be placed in the `ressources` directory.
The script only dependency is the docker service and iptables ("urpmi iptables,docker"). All other dependencies, such as the RPM and ISO tools, will be installed within the docker.

How to use

        Usage : buildMageiar [-a alcasar.tar.gz]

What can be done

The ISO image seems to be already as light as it can be (about 800 Mo).

Here is a list of interesting functionalities:
- Use DrakX to install and configure ALCASAR graphically (see folder "drakx")