5 years agoGenerate /etc/issue with Grml release information
Michael Prokop [Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:41:50 +0000 (11:41 +0100)]
Generate /etc/issue with Grml release information

This file is displayed by default on systemd systems, so
we want to have according Grml release information inside
it (instead of e.g. "Debian GNU/Linux 9 \n \l").

Closes grml/release-planning#5 @ GH

5 years agoProvide sources.list file for DEBIAN_STRETCH class to be able to use "-s stretch"
Michael Prokop [Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:49:29 +0000 (10:49 +0100)]
Provide sources.list file for DEBIAN_STRETCH class to be able to use "-s stretch"

Otherwise the suite (-s) option is rewritten to a non-existing
DEBIAN_STRETCH class which lacks the corresponding apt sources.list
file, resulting in no Debian mirror available in the chroot.

5 years agoSW: ship acpid on file-rc systems only, systemd provides logind
Michael Prokop [Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:29:16 +0000 (10:29 +0100)]
SW: ship acpid on file-rc systems only, systemd provides logind

While at it move it from GRML_FULL to GRMLBASE, since
grml-autoconfig will no longer depend on acpid now.

Closes grml/release-planning#4 @ GH

5 years agoRelease new version 0.28.1 v0.28.1
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:26:50 +0000 (16:26 +0100)]
Release new version 0.28.1

5 years agoEnable General Purpose Mouse interface (gpm) with systemd
Darshaka Pathirana [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:52:15 +0000 (14:52 +0100)]
Enable General Purpose Mouse interface (gpm) with systemd

5 years agoSW: add vim-gtk to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1325]
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:55:18 +0000 (14:55 +0100)]
SW: add vim-gtk to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1325]

5 years agoSW: add man-db to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:43:59 +0000 (14:43 +0100)]
SW: add man-db to GRML_FULL

Otherwise reading manpages doesn't work

5 years agodocs: update ISO sizes + disk space requirements
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:24:21 +0000 (14:24 +0100)]
docs: update ISO sizes + disk space requirements

5 years agodocs: clarify usage of GRMLBASE regarding kernel package selection
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:24:11 +0000 (14:24 +0100)]
docs: clarify usage of GRMLBASE regarding kernel package selection

Closes #17 @ GH

5 years agoDrop grml-live-compat from Suggests, update code + comments accordingly
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:09:13 +0000 (14:09 +0100)]
Drop grml-live-compat from Suggests, update code + comments accordingly

grml-live-compat is no longer relevant, so let's get rid of it.

5 years agoDrop deprecated ia32-libs package from Recommends
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:53:03 +0000 (12:53 +0100)]
Drop deprecated ia32-libs package from Recommends

5 years agoSW: add libpam-systemd to GRMLBASE, except for FILE_RC installs
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:45:54 +0000 (12:45 +0100)]
SW: add libpam-systemd to GRMLBASE, except for FILE_RC installs

5 years agoREADME: document LIVE_CONF usage
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:41:14 +0000 (12:41 +0100)]
README: document LIVE_CONF usage

Closes #26 @ GH
Thanks: Eric Keller for the bug report

5 years agoUse ssh-keygen -A to generate host keys
Darshaka Pathirana [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:32:21 +0000 (12:32 +0100)]
Use ssh-keygen -A to generate host keys

ssh-keygen -A (from manpage):
  For each of the key types (rsa1, rsa, dsa, ecdsa and
  ed25519) for which host keys do not exist, generate the host keys
  with the default key file path, an empty passphrase, default bits for
  the key type, and default comment.  This is used by system
  administration scripts to generate new host keys.

5 years agoChange systemd default target to
Darshaka Pathirana [Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:03:18 +0000 (12:03 +0100)]
Change systemd default target to

The default target used to be which is not appropriate
for Grml

5 years agoAdd SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashes
brian m. carlson [Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:36:33 +0000 (21:36 +0000)]
Add SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashes

Most security-conscious users expect to find SHA-256 hashes of files,
since both MD5 and SHA-1 are considered weak.  SHA-512 additionally has
the benefit that it is significantly faster than SHA-256 on 64-bit
systems, processing twice as much data per chunk with only 125% of the
operations.  Generate both SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashes anywhere we
provide SHA-1 hashes.

5 years agoRelease new version 0.28.0 v0.28.0
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:07:21 +0000 (15:07 +0100)]
Release new version 0.28.0

5 years agoBump Build-Depends to debhelper v9 or newer
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:06:38 +0000 (15:06 +0100)]
Bump Build-Depends to debhelper v9 or newer

5 years agoBump debian/compat to 9
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:06:31 +0000 (15:06 +0100)]
Bump debian/compat to 9

5 years agoBump Standards-Version to 3.9.8
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:06:15 +0000 (15:06 +0100)]
Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8

5 years agogrml-cheatcodes.txt: document SYSTEMD_COLORS=0 usage
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:35:16 +0000 (13:35 +0100)]
grml-cheatcodes.txt: document SYSTEMD_COLORS=0 usage

5 years agoEnable rsyslog socket + service via systemd preset
Michael Prokop [Fri, 30 Dec 2016 23:35:01 +0000 (00:35 +0100)]
Enable rsyslog socket + service via systemd preset

5 years agoSkip resolvconf magic when using systemd
Michael Prokop [Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:07 +0000 (15:00 +0100)]
Skip resolvconf magic when using systemd

Enable resolvconf.service instead of running all the magic inside
the 98-clean-chroot script.

5 years agoUse systemd.preset to disable all unneeded services
Darshaka Pathirana [Sun, 25 Dec 2016 13:03:24 +0000 (14:03 +0100)]
Use systemd.preset to disable all unneeded services

We decided to disable all services by default and only enable the ones
we really need. Currently only getty, grml-autoconfig and the
debug-shell are enabled.

5 years agoSW: drop sysvinit from GRML_SMALL + GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:11:27 +0000 (00:11 +0100)]
SW: drop sysvinit from GRML_SMALL + GRML_FULL

sysvinit is a transitional package since jeessie and starting
with stretch this package no longer exists, if we should need it
for whatever reason we need to depend on sysvinit-core instead.

5 years agoUpdate FILE_RC + systemd classes for aptitude->apt switch
Michael Prokop [Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:12:08 +0000 (00:12 +0100)]
Update FILE_RC + systemd classes for aptitude->apt switch

5 years agoSet user, group and mode for /etc/systemd
Darshaka Pathirana [Sat, 19 Nov 2016 01:10:59 +0000 (02:10 +0100)]
Set user, group and mode for /etc/systemd

Set ownership and permission of all files copied to /etc/systemd to
root:root and 0644. Previously the files did belong to grml:grml.

5 years agoEnable and disable services by using systemd.presets
Darshaka Pathirana [Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:51:54 +0000 (01:51 +0100)]
Enable and disable services by using systemd.presets

By using systemd.presets we can implement our own policy
which services needs to be enabled or disabled on boot-time.

This issue was initially triggered by a problem with the
wpa_supplicant@*.service which failed on boot with an
"Dependency failed for WPA supplicant daemon
(interface-specific version)" error.


5 years agoFix failing systemd ssh.service
Darshaka Pathirana [Sat, 5 Nov 2016 19:27:17 +0000 (20:27 +0100)]
Fix failing systemd ssh.service

SSH needs host keys which previously were generated by
ssh-keygen.service. But the generation of the host keys is not a
"service" and must only be done when no host keys exist.

Also ssh-bootoption.service was aliased with sshd.service which itself
depends on the kernel option "ssh" which prevents starting of ssh. So I
removed the alias entry.

5 years agoREADME: explicitly mention the templates option as well
Michael Prokop [Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:33:01 +0000 (14:33 +0200)]
README: explicitly mention the templates option as well

Otherwise the templates from /usr/share/grml-live/templates
are used (and might not be present).

5 years agoDrop deprecated GRMLBASE/48-tmpfs file, use default /tmp handling
Michael Prokop [Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:53:51 +0000 (13:53 +0200)]
Drop deprecated GRMLBASE/48-tmpfs file, use default /tmp handling

The configuration needs to take place in /etc/default/tmpfs
anyway (not /etc/default/rcS) and defaulted to "no". systemd
has a separate tmp.mount unit and quoting systemd changelog:

| systemd (220-6) unstable; urgency=medium
|    * Stop installing tmp.mount by default; there are still situations where it
|      becomes active through dependencies from other units, which is surprising,
|      hides existing data in /tmp during runtime, and it isn't safe to have a
|      tmpfs /tmp on every install scenario. (Closes: #783509)
|      - d/rules: Ship tmp.mount in /usr/share/systemd/ instead of
|        /lib/systemd/systemd.
|      - systemd.postinst: When tmp.mount already was enabled, install tmp.mount
|        into /etc and keep it enabled.
|      - systemd.postinst: When enabling tmp.mount because of RAMTMP=yes, copy it
|        from /usr/share.
|      - Drop Don-t-mount-tmp-as-tmpfs-by-default.patch and
|        PrivateTmp-shouldn-t-require-tmpfs.patch, not necessary any more.

5 years agoSwitch UTC setting from /etc/default/rcS to /etc/adjtime
Michael Prokop [Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:39:31 +0000 (13:39 +0200)]
Switch UTC setting from /etc/default/rcS to /etc/adjtime

/etc/default/rcS doesn't necessarily exist anymore in Debian
stretch or newer, So use the UTC/LOCAL setting in /etc/adjtime
rather than the UTC setting in /etc/default/rcS.

Thanks: Darshaka Pathirana

5 years agoSystemd support, providing backwards compatibility via FILE_RC class [Closes: issue1015]
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:45:30 +0000 (14:45 +0100)]
Systemd support, providing backwards compatibility via FILE_RC class [Closes: issue1015]

Support for file-rc is still available and can be enabled
via FILE_RC class.

5 years agoAdd etc/grml/fai/make-fai-nfsroot.conf + etc/grml/fai/nfsroot.conf to .gitignore
Michael Prokop [Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:31:40 +0000 (03:31 +0100)]
Add etc/grml/fai/make-fai-nfsroot.conf + etc/grml/fai/nfsroot.conf to .gitignore

Those files are generated during run-time and removed
after grml-live execution finished. If grml-live is used
directly from inside grml-live.git we don't want add
those files by mistake.

5 years agoGRMLBASE/21-usersetup: add grml user to vboxsf group
Michael Prokop [Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:02:41 +0000 (12:02 +0100)]
GRMLBASE/21-usersetup: add grml user to vboxsf group

Otherwise the grml user has no access to VirtualBox
Shared Folders.

6 years agoSW: drop disabled 'nvi' package from GRML_SMALL class
Michael Prokop [Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:14:27 +0000 (00:14 +0100)]
SW: drop disabled 'nvi' package from GRML_SMALL class

While this RC bug (#490361) was present since 2008 and fixed in
2009 we never re-enabled nvi back again, so let's fully drop it.

6 years agoSwitch from aptitude to apt-get as package manager in package list
Michael Prokop [Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:23:38 +0000 (22:23 +0100)]
Switch from aptitude to apt-get as package manager in package list

So far we used "PACKAGES aptitude" to use aptitude as package
manager. FAI's install_packages supports different commands
(package managers) though, see `install_packages -H`:

  % install_packages -H | grep -e '^\s*aptitude ' -e '^\s*install '
         aptitude    aptitude -R -y -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confdef -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confnew install
          install    apt-get -y -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confdef -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confnew --fix-missing install

FAI versions until 5.3** support ignoring packages via:

| PACKAGES install
| packagename-

We can use that feature in the IGNORE class to avoid e.g. the
installation of the partimage package which is currently
unavailable in Debian/testing and therefore would fail the build
(because of aptitude's #835372 behavior change).

** NOTE: FAI v5.3 is broken regarding this behavior, so we've to
use FAI 4.3.1+deb8u1 from jessie to use that feature (at least
until it's restored/fixed again).

6 years agoinstsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure that file-rc can be installed
Michael Prokop [Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:39:20 +0000 (16:39 +0100)]
instsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure that file-rc can be installed

If we request installation of file-rc but don't add hint
to remove systemd-sysv package then aptitude fails with:

| The following NEW packages will be installed:
|   file-rc initscripts{a} insserv{a} sysvinit-core{ab}
| The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
|   psmisc
| 0 packages upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
| Need to get 316 kB of archives. After unpacking 686 kB will be used.
| The following packages have unmet dependencies:
|  systemd-sysv : Conflicts: file-rc but 0.8.18 is to be installed
|                 Conflicts: sysvinit-core but 2.88dsf-59.8 is to be installed
|  sysvinit-core : Conflicts: systemd-sysv but 232-3 is installed
| The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
|      Install the following packages:
| 1)     startpar [0.59-3.1 (testing)]
| 2)     sysv-rc [2.88dsf-59.8 (testing)]
|      Keep the following packages at their current version:
| 3)     file-rc [Not Installed]
| 4)     sysvinit-core [Not Installed]
| No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
| 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

6 years agoSW: add dbus to GRMLBASE
Michael Prokop [Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:49:42 +0000 (14:49 +0100)]
SW: add dbus to GRMLBASE

Without dbus there seem to be lots of service/systemd related issues,
so as a starting point make sure it's at least always available.

6 years agotemplates: use net.ifnames=0 by default
Michael Prokop [Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:11:25 +0000 (12:11 +0100)]
templates: use net.ifnames=0 by default

Grml_Networking from our live-boot doesn't support the new interface
names yet (this needs to be fixed anyway for sure), though the consensus
seems to be that we should use the old interface names by default,
so give that a try now.

6 years agoGRMLBASE/44-grub: explicitely set grub-mkimage's prefix path
Michael Prokop [Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:47:30 +0000 (13:47 +0200)]
GRMLBASE/44-grub: explicitely set grub-mkimage's prefix path

At least with grub 2.02~beta3-1 the prefix is mandatory:

| Usage: grub-mkimage [OPTION...] [OPTION]... [MODULES]
| Try 'grub-mkimage --help' or 'grub-mkimage --usage' for more information.
| Prefix not specified (use the -p option).

Set it to what's the default e.g. in grub 2.02~beta2-36
as documented in its manpage:

|      -p, --prefix=DIR
|             set prefix directory [default=/boot/grub]

Related grub git commit message:

| commit 1440b7ebae47e1cb710e920bec9d88c4d75ff432
| Author: Andrey Borzenkov <>
| Date:   Sat Jan 25 19:54:51 2014 +0400
|     do not set default prefix in grub-mkimage
|     Default prefix is likely wrong on Unix and completely wrong on Windows.
|     Let caller set it explicitly to avoid any ambiguity.

Thanks: Darshaka Pathirana

6 years agoSW: add nvme-cli to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:02:32 +0000 (09:02 +0100)]
SW: add nvme-cli to GRML_FULL

6 years agoscripts/GRMLBASE/94-update-smart-drivedb: switch warning into note since update-smart...
Michael Prokop [Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:45:49 +0000 (22:45 +0200)]
scripts/GRMLBASE/94-update-smart-drivedb: switch warning into note since update-smart-drivedb is deprecated

Quoting NEWS file from smartmontools (6.4+svn4214-1):

|   Previous versions of the smartmontools package included a tool
|   update-smart-drivedb which downloaded updated drive definitions
|   from the smartmontools website and stored them at
|       /var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb/drivedb.h
|   This tool did not download the definitions in a secure manner and
|   so the feature has been removed in this version.  Future drive DB
|   updates will be propagated via normal Debian package updates,
|   including backports.
|   If you already have a drivedb.h file at that location, smartctl
|   will continue to use it.

We could completely drop the package once we're certain that
update-smart-drivedb doesn't exist anymore in all the Debian
releases grml-live is building for, but for the time being
let's keep it and switch the warning into a note.

6 years agoSW: drop firmware-ipw2x00 (license issues)
Michael Prokop [Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:07:15 +0000 (17:07 +0200)]
SW: drop firmware-ipw2x00 (license issues)

6 years agohooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure aptitude is available before invoking it
Michael Prokop [Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:06:26 +0000 (16:06 +0200)]
hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure aptitude is available before invoking it

6 years agoSW: update list of firmware package in GRMLBASE
Michael Prokop [Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:13:37 +0000 (15:13 +0200)]
SW: update list of firmware package in GRMLBASE

New packages:

* firmware-cavium
* firmware-intel-sound
* firmware-ipw2x00
* firmware-misc-nonfree
* firmware-ti-connectivity

Deprecated/removed packages:

* firmware-ralink (seems to be part of firmware-misc-nonfree nowadays)

6 years agohooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure package list is up2date before trying to install...
Michael Prokop [Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:32:56 +0000 (22:32 +0200)]
hooks/instsoft.GRMLBASE: ensure package list is up2date before trying to install file-rc/aptitude

If apt's package information is out-of-date (or even empty)
then we can't install file-rc nor aptitude, so ensure
we run `apt-get update` before.

6 years agoSW: add libteam-utils
Michael Prokop [Fri, 2 Sep 2016 22:28:59 +0000 (00:28 +0200)]
SW: add libteam-utils

Inspired by

6 years agoSW: drop aufs-tools from GRMLBASE
Michael Prokop [Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:31:57 +0000 (16:31 +0200)]
SW: drop aufs-tools from GRMLBASE

Debian dropped aufs support from their kernel package. The way
forward is usage of overlayfs, now let's see whether we need
aufs-tools at all nowadays. Not being present in Debian/testing
currently fails the build because of aptitude's behavior change
with 0.7.6 where packages that can't be installed break
installations (see #835372). And aufs-tools probably won't appear
in Debian/testing soonish, given:

| % grep-excuses aufs-tools
| aufs-tools (- to 1:3.2+20130722-1.1)
|     Maintainer: Filesystems Group
|     976 days old (needed 5 days)
|     aufs-tools has new bugs!
|     Updating aufs-tools introduces new bugs: #788513
|     Not considered

6 years agoAdd new Grml repository signing key 4096R/21E0CA38EA2EA4AB to GRMLBASE's /etc/apt...
Michael Prokop [Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:10:06 +0000 (00:10 +0200)]
Add new Grml repository signing key 4096R/21E0CA38EA2EA4AB to GRMLBASE's /etc/apt/grml.key

Exported via `gpg --armor --export ECDEA787 EA2EA4AB`

6 years agoSW: add binwalk to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:00:14 +0000 (08:00 +0200)]
SW: add binwalk to GRML_FULL

Quoting Marc Haber from the bugreport:

| binwalk is helpful when unpacking one of those nifty new initrd
| images with microcode prepended. binwalk tells you how many bytes
| to skip at the beginning of initrd.img to find the beginning of
| the actual initrd.
| Usage example see

Closes #21 @ GH

6 years agoisolinux.cfg template: fix typo in a comment
Carsten Hey [Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:41:57 +0000 (21:41 +0200)]
isolinux.cfg template: fix typo in a comment

6 years agoAdded support for
Andreas "Jimmy" Gredler [Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:58:14 +0000 (02:58 -0700)]
Added support for

Added configuration for isolinux and grub to add a menu entry to boot The actual needs to be part of
grml-live-addons to make this work, see PR #8:

6 years agoSW: add syslinux-utils to GRMLBASE
Andreas "Jimmy" Gredler [Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:27:20 +0000 (11:27 -0700)]
SW: add syslinux-utils to GRMLBASE

Package syslinux-utils added to package config GRMLBASE to support
booting with memdisk. The package includes the binary memdiskfind which
is needed during the boot process.

NOTE from Mika: syslinux-utils is available only since jessie
though building anything older might not be worth troubles unless
someone is actually interested in this, so accept this change as-is.

6 years agodocs: provide instructinos how to run from git, use local repos + unify base.tgz...
Michael Prokop [Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:22:58 +0000 (22:22 +0100)]
docs: provide instructinos how to run from git, use local repos + unify base.tgz docs

6 years agoEnsure that we can build up2date epub + pdf files
Michael Prokop [Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:21:59 +0000 (22:21 +0100)]
Ensure that we can build up2date epub + pdf files

6 years agoSupport wayback option also in bootstrapping the initial chroot
Michael Prokop [Fri, 8 Jan 2016 14:17:52 +0000 (15:17 +0100)]
Support wayback option also in bootstrapping the initial chroot

6 years agoUse "[check-valid-until=no]" in wayback option
Michael Prokop [Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:37:41 +0000 (11:37 +0100)]
Use "[check-valid-until=no]" in wayback option

Ensure that apt doesn't complain about invalid repositories.

NOTE: supported only by apt >= 1.1~

6 years agoSW: move multitail from GRML_FULL to GRMLBASE
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 23:51:52 +0000 (00:51 +0100)]
SW: move multitail from GRML_FULL to GRMLBASE

It's referred to also in grml-small and it's just a few KBs.

6 years agoAdd etc/grml/fai/config/config to .gitignore
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:44:54 +0000 (14:44 +0100)]
Add etc/grml/fai/config/config to .gitignore

FAI sadly creates that symlink :(

6 years agodocs: don't mention Grml/Debian repositories for squashfs-tools any longer
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:53:27 +0000 (12:53 +0100)]
docs: don't mention Grml/Debian repositories for squashfs-tools any longer

6 years agoProvide wayback machine via "-w <date>"
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:19:19 +0000 (12:19 +0100)]
Provide wayback machine via "-w <date>"

The wayback machine provides building the system using Debian
archives from the specified date.

6 years agoAdd .gitignore to ignore files from etc/grml/fai/config/basefiles
Michael Prokop [Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:17:43 +0000 (12:17 +0100)]
Add .gitignore to ignore files from etc/grml/fai/config/basefiles

This is useful if running grml-live from .git and you want to use
a basefile inside etc/grml/fai/config/basefiles.

6 years ago03-get-sources: ensure that apt information is available + up2date
Michael Prokop [Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:57:45 +0000 (10:57 +0100)]
03-get-sources: ensure that apt information is available + up2date

If we don't run 'apt-get update' at this stage we might not have
the according files available needed to run 'apt-get source'.

6 years agoRelease new version 0.27.2 v0.27.2
Michael Prokop [Fri, 4 Dec 2015 21:57:41 +0000 (22:57 +0100)]
Release new version 0.27.2

6 years agoDo not fail source retrieval step with apt >=1.1
Michael Prokop [Fri, 4 Dec 2015 21:50:34 +0000 (22:50 +0100)]
Do not fail source retrieval step with apt >=1.1

apt >=1.1 tries to drop privileges which fails in our typical setup with:

| W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file 'zsh_5.2-2.dsc' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)

Instead let's check for actual errors (starting with "E:"),
and do not fail the build if there warnings only ("W:").

6 years agoFix apt 1.1 regression in apt-preferences handling
Michael Prokop [Fri, 4 Dec 2015 17:04:57 +0000 (18:04 +0100)]
Fix apt 1.1 regression in apt-preferences handling

apt >=1.1 fails to parse our apt-preferences setup:

| E: Invalid record in the preferences file /etc/apt/preferences, no Package header

7 years agoRelease new version 0.27.1 v0.27.1
Michael Prokop [Wed, 21 Oct 2015 21:22:08 +0000 (23:22 +0200)]
Release new version 0.27.1

7 years agoFix wrong filename for chain.c32 in isolinux.cfg
Michael Prokop [Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:52:45 +0000 (19:52 +0200)]
Fix wrong filename for chain.c32 in isolinux.cfg

Thanks: Gregor Zattler <> for the bug report

7 years agodocs: How to use your own local repository
Michael Prokop [Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:34:07 +0000 (17:34 +0200)]
docs: How to use your own local repository

7 years agoDrop misplaced MIRROR_DIRECTORY from grml-live.conf
Michael Prokop [Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:33:14 +0000 (17:33 +0200)]
Drop misplaced MIRROR_DIRECTORY from grml-live.conf

Fix error from commit 94aafe9bb2f3

7 years agodrop full-ov, custom-ov, live-rw and home-rw from the helptext
Evgeni Golov [Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:08:56 +0000 (17:08 +0200)]
drop full-ov, custom-ov, live-rw and home-rw from the helptext

7 years agoRelease new version 0.27.0 v0.27.0
Michael Prokop [Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:11:15 +0000 (12:11 +0200)]
Release new version 0.27.0

7 years agoDrop unused-override from lintian file
Michael Prokop [Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:09:38 +0000 (12:09 +0200)]
Drop unused-override from lintian file

7 years agogrml-cheatcodes.txt: replace vlock with physlock
Michael Prokop [Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:33:14 +0000 (15:33 +0200)]
grml-cheatcodes.txt: replace vlock with physlock

7 years agoSW: replace vlock with physlock [Closes: issue1342]
Michael Prokop [Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:25:08 +0000 (15:25 +0200)]
SW: replace vlock with physlock [Closes: issue1342]

7 years agoSW: add apt-transport-https to GRMLBASE
Michael Prokop [Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:23:13 +0000 (09:23 +0200)]
SW: add apt-transport-https to GRMLBASE

Usage of https in sources.list should be supported on all Grml flavours

7 years agoDrop unmaintained GRML_MEDIUM + GRML_XL classes
Michael Prokop [Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:21:50 +0000 (10:21 +0200)]
Drop unmaintained GRML_MEDIUM + GRML_XL classes

While at it update the ISO size docs for grml-full and grml-small
to match latest release.

7 years agoSW: add stress to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:48:56 +0000 (20:48 +0200)]
SW: add stress to GRML_FULL

Thanks: Bernd Zeimetz <> for the suggestion

7 years agoRelease new version 0.26.8 v0.26.8
Michael Prokop [Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:14:48 +0000 (18:14 +0200)]
Release new version 0.26.8

7 years agoProvide sources.list setup for DEBIAN_JESSIE
Michael Prokop [Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:12:59 +0000 (18:12 +0200)]
Provide sources.list setup for DEBIAN_JESSIE

Otherwise executing 'grml-live -s jessie' fails hard

7 years agosources.list: fix comments and drop unused entries
Michael Prokop [Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:11:31 +0000 (18:11 +0200)]
sources.list: fix comments and drop unused entries

There's no point in shipping the
entries anymore since we're using by default nowadays

Drop the misleading "mirror selected via geo-ip" comments,
since we're using nowadays (and neither

7 years ago33-aptsetup: improve perl regex to work with backports and perl 5.14
Michael Prokop [Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:52:46 +0000 (13:52 +0200)]
33-aptsetup: improve perl regex to work with backports and perl 5.14

The perl command line which is responsible for replacing with the according entry
produced an invalid sources.list entry with perl v5.14.2,
e.g. generating:

|  deb main   deb-src main

with the following input:

|  deb jessie-backports main
|  deb-src jessie-backports main

7 years agosources.list configs: enable contrib/non-free for backports
Michael Prokop [Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:10:58 +0000 (17:10 +0200)]
sources.list configs: enable contrib/non-free for backports

7 years agoMake package error check safe for "/" inside the package string
Michael Prokop [Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:40:10 +0000 (10:40 +0200)]
Make package error check safe for "/" inside the package string

Otherwise for something like linux-base/squeeze-backports
and initramfs-tools/squeeze-backports it will fail with:

|  * Missing packages found, generating junit report.
| awk: line 1: syntax error at or near {
| awk: line 1: syntax error at or near {

7 years agoFix check for sylinux *.c32 files
Michael Prokop [Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:33:08 +0000 (10:33 +0200)]
Fix check for sylinux *.c32 files

We of course want to check the availability of the files
inside the generated system and not rely on the building host.

7 years agoReplace references to wheezy with jessie + add stretch to zsh completion
Michael Prokop [Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:40:11 +0000 (17:40 +0200)]
Replace references to wheezy with jessie + add stretch to zsh completion

7 years agoDEBIAN_STABLE: backports should point to jessie nowadays
Michael Prokop [Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:40:10 +0000 (17:40 +0200)]
DEBIAN_STABLE: backports should point to jessie nowadays

7 years agoRelease new version 0.26.7 v0.26.7
Michael Prokop [Fri, 5 Jun 2015 23:45:56 +0000 (01:45 +0200)]
Release new version 0.26.7

7 years agoSW: add bats to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Fri, 5 Jun 2015 11:34:53 +0000 (13:34 +0200)]
SW: add bats to GRML_FULL

Useful for automated testing, especially useful for verifying
the Grml ISO itself.

7 years ago94-update-smart-drivedb: do not fail on update-smart-drivedb errors
Michael Prokop [Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:58:59 +0000 (09:58 +0200)]
94-update-smart-drivedb: do not fail on update-smart-drivedb errors

Currently the
and related files on sourceforge aren't available and therefor
cause our builds to fail with:

| Updating smartmontool drivedb
| /usr/sbin/update-smart-drivedb: download from trunk failed (HTTP error)

Therefore don't break our builds but instead log a warning
message instead.

7 years agoNew script 94-update-smart-drivedb to update smartmontools' drive database
Michael Prokop [Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:12:28 +0000 (18:12 +0200)]
New script 94-update-smart-drivedb to update smartmontools' drive database

7 years agoSW: add uml-utilities to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1344]
Michael Prokop [Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:38:34 +0000 (08:38 +0100)]
SW: add uml-utilities to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1344]

7 years agoRelease new version 0.26.6 v0.26.6
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:07:22 +0000 (14:07 +0100)]
Release new version 0.26.6

7 years agoSW: add partclone to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1341]
Michael Prokop [Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:03:07 +0000 (14:03 +0100)]
SW: add partclone to GRML_FULL [Closes: issue1341]

Quoting from the BTS:

| clonezilla fails to clone ext4 partitions because it needs partclone,
| which is not part of the grml-distro.

Thanks: gerd for the bug report

7 years agoCopy all *.c32 syslinux files to make sure dependencies aren't missing
Michael Prokop [Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:27:02 +0000 (14:27 +0100)]
Copy all *.c32 syslinux files to make sure dependencies aren't missing

Once again vesamenu.c32 depends on another file, instead
of tracking this manually let's just copy all *.c32 files
to /boot/isolinux/.


| Failed to load COM32 file vesamenu.c32

7 years agoInclude ldlinux.c32 in netboot package also via grml-live itself
Michael Prokop [Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:03:12 +0000 (18:03 +0100)]
Include ldlinux.c32 in netboot package also via grml-live itself

Related to the previous commit (ded6100068b14).

7 years agoInclude ldlinux.c32 in netboot package
Michael Prokop [Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:53:23 +0000 (16:53 +0100)]
Include ldlinux.c32 in netboot package

Recent versions of pxelinux.0 depend on ldlinux.c32

Thanks: murb for the bug report on IRC

7 years agoSW: add nethogs to GRML_FULL
Michael Prokop [Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:56:25 +0000 (12:56 +0100)]
SW: add nethogs to GRML_FULL

7 years agoAdd mgag200.modeset=0 to boot options for disabled framebuffer/KMS
Michael Prokop [Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:26:44 +0000 (12:26 +0100)]
Add mgag200.modeset=0 to boot options for disabled framebuffer/KMS