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authorJorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) <>2015-04-30 11:12:10 +0000
committerJorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) <>2015-04-30 11:12:10 +0000
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Add meeting logs and catalyst example files from the old project page.
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+# livecd-stage2 example specfile
+# used to build a livecd-stage2 iso image
+# The subarch can be any of the supported catalyst subarches (like athlon-xp).
+# Refer to the catalyst reference manual for suppurted subarches.
+# example:
+# subarch: athlon-xp
+# The version stamp is an identifier for the build. It can be anything you wish# it to be, but it is usually a date.
+# example:
+# version_stamp: 2005.0
+# The target specifies what target we want catalyst to do. For building a CD,
+# we continue with livecd-stage2 as the target.
+# example:
+# target: livecd-stage2
+# The rel_type defines what kind of build we are doing. This is merely another
+# identifier, but it useful for allowing multiple concurrent builds. Usually,
+# default will suffice.
+# example:
+# rel_type: default
+# This is the system profile to be used by catalyst to build this target. It is# specified as a relative path from /usr/portage/profiles.
+# example:
+# profile: default-linux/x86/2005.0
+# This specifies which snapshot to use for building this target.
+# example:
+# snapshot: 20050324
+# This specifies where the seed stage comes from for this target, The path is
+# relative to $clst_sharedir/builds. The rel_type is also used as a path prefix# for the seed.
+# example:
+# default/livecd-stage1-x86-2004.3
+# These are the hosts used as distcc slaves when distcc is enabled in your
+# catalyst.conf. It follows the same syntax as distcc-config --set-hosts and
+# is entirely optional.
+# example:
+# distcc_hosts:
+# This is an optional directory containing portage configuration files. It
+# follows the same syntax as /etc/portage and should be consistent across all
+# targets to minimize problems.
+# example:
+# portage_confdir: /etc/portage
+# The cdfstype is used to determine what sort of CD we should build. This is
+# used to set the type of loopback filesystem that we will use on our CD.
+# Possible options are as follows:
+# squashfs - This gives the best compression, but requires a kernel patch.
+# zisofs - This uses in-kernel compression and is supported on all platforms.
+# normal - This creates a loop without compression.
+# noloop - This copies the files to the CD directly, withuot using a loopback.
+# example:
+# livecd/cdfstype: squashfs
+# The archscript is for architecture-dependent configuration. Not all Gentoo
+# architectures use their own archscript. Some share with other architectures
+# that are similar.
+# example:
+# livecd/archscript: /usr/lib/catalyst/livecd/runscript/
+# The runscript is the "brains" of the livecd-stage2 target and is designed to
+# be architecturer agnostic. It is best not to change this.
+# example:
+# livecd/runscript: /usr/lib/catalyst/livecd/runscript/
+# The cdtar is essentially the bootloader for the CD. It also holds the main
+# configuration for the bootloader. On x86/amd64, it also can include a small
+# memory testing application, called memtest86+.
+# example:
+# livecd/cdtar: /usr/lib/catalyst/livecd/cdtar/isolinux-2.13-memtest86+-cdtar.tar.bz2
+# This is the full path and filename to the ISO image that the livecd-stage2
+# target will create.
+# example:
+# livecd/iso: /tmp/installcd-x86-minimal.iso
+# A fsscript is simply a shell script that is copied into the chroot of the CD
+# after the kernel(s) and any external modules have been compiled and is
+# executed within the chroot. It can contain any commands that are available
+# via the packages installed by our stages or by the packages installed during
+# the livecd-stage1 build. We do not use one for the official release media, so
+# there will not be one listed below. The syntax is simply the full path and
+# filename to the shell script that you wish to execute. The script is copied
+# into the chroot by catalyst automatically.
+# example:
+# livecd/fsscript:
+# The splash type determines the automatic arguments for the bootloader on
+# supported architectures. The possible options are gensplash and bootsplash.
+# example:
+# livecd/splash_type: gensplash
+# This is where you set the splash theme. This theme must be present in either
+# /etc/splash or /etc/bootsplash, depending on your livecd/splash_type, before
+# the kernel has completed building during the livecd-stage2 target.
+# example:
+# livecd/splash_theme: livecd-2005.0
+# This is a set of arguments that get passed to the bootloader for your CD. It
+# is used on the x86/amd64 release media to enable keymap selection.
+# example:
+# livecd/bootargs: dokeymap
+# This is a set of arguments that will be passed to genkernel for all kernels
+# defined in this target. It is useful for passing arguments to genkernel that
+# are not otherwise available via the livecd-stage2 spec file.
+# example:
+# livecd/gk_mainargs: --lvm2 --dmraid
+# This option allows you to specify your own linuxrc script for genkernel to use# when building your CD. This is not checked for functionality, so it is up to
+# you to debug your own script. We do not use one for the official release
+# media, so there will not be one listed below.
+# example:
+# livecd/linuxrc:
+# This option controls quite a bit of catalyst internals and sets up several
+# defaults. Each type behaves slightly differently and is explained below.
+# gentoo-release-minimal - This creates an official minimal InstallCD.
+# gentoo-release-universal - This creates an official universal InstallCD.
+# gentoo-release-livecd - This creates an official LiveCD environment.
+# gentoo-gamecd - This creates an official Gentoo GameCD.
+# generic-livecd - This should be used for all non-official media.
+# example:
+# livecd/type: gentoo-release-minimal
+# This is for the CD's message of the day. It is not required for official
+# release media, as catalyst builds a default motd when the livecd/type is set
+# to one of the gentoo-* options. This setting overrides the default motd even
+# on official media. Since we do not use this for the official releases, it is
+# left blank below.
+# example:
+# livecd/motd:
+# This is for blacklisting modules from being hotplugged that are known to cause
+# problems. Putting a module name here will keep it from being auto-loaded,
+# even if ti is detected by hotplug.
+# example:
+# livecd/modblacklist: 8139cp
+# This is for adding init scripts to runlevels. The syntax for the init script
+# is the script name, followed by a pipe, followed by the runlevel in which you
+# want the script to run. It looks like spind|default and is space delimited.
+# We do not use this on the official media, as catalyst sets up the runlevels
+# correctly for us. Since we do not use this, it is left blank below.
+# example:
+# livecd/rcadd:
+# This is for removing init script from runlevels. It is executed after the
+# defaults shipped with catalyst, so it is possible to remove the defaults using
+# this option. It can follow the same syntax as livcd/rcadd, or you can leave
+# the runlevel off to remove the script from any runlevels detected. We do not
+# use this on the official media, so it is left blank.
+# example:
+# livecd/rcdel:
+# This overlay is dropped onto the CD filesystem and is outside any loop which
+# has been configured. This is typically used for adding the documentation,
+# distfiles, snapshots, and stages to the official media. These files will not
+# be available if docache is enabled, as they are outside the loop.
+# example:
+# livecd/overlay: /tmp/overlay-minimal
+# This overlay is dropped onto the filesystem within the loop. This can be used
+# for such things as updating configuration files or adding anything else you
+# would want within your CD filesystem. Files added here are available when
+# docache is used. We do not use this on the official media, so we will leave
+# it blank below.
+# example:
+# livecd/root_overlay:
+# This is here to enable udev support in both catalyst and genkernel. This
+# option requires genkernel >= 3.1.0, and is not needed with genkernel >=3.2.0,
+# as udev is the default.
+# example:
+# livecd/devmanager: udev
+# This is used by catalyst to copy the specified file to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
+# and is used by the livecd/type gentoo-gamecd and generic-livecd. While the
+# file will still be copied for any livecd/type, catalyst will only create the
+# necessary /etc/startx for those types, so X will not be automatically started.
+# This is useful also for setting up X on a CD where you do not wish X to start
+# automatically. We do not use this on the release media, so it is left blank.
+# example:
+# livecd/xinitrc:
+# This option is used to create non-root users on your CD. It takes a space
+# separated list of user names. These users will be added to the following
+# groups: users,wheel,audio,games,cdrom,usb
+# If this is specified in your spec file, then the first user is also the user
+# used to start X. Since this is not used on the release media, it is blank.
+# example:
+# livecd/users:
+# This option sets the volume ID of the CD created.
+# example:
+# livecd/volid: Gentoo Linux 2005.0 X86
+# This option is only used when creating a GameCD. This specifies the file that
+# contains the definitions for GAME_NAME and GAME_EXECUTABLE, which are used by
+# the GameCD scripts to set some specific options for the game. This is not
+# used on the release media, and is therefore blank.
+# example:
+# gamecd/conf:
+# This option is used to specify the number of kernels to build and also the
+# labels that will be used by the CD bootloader to refer to each kernel image.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel: gentoo
+# This option tells catalyst which kernel sources to merge for this kernel
+# label. This can use normal portage atoms to specify a specific version.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/sources: gentoo-sources
+# This option is the full path and filename to a kernel .config file that is
+# used by genkernel to compile the kernel this label applies to.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/config: /tmp/2.6.11-smp.config
+# This option sets genkernel parameters on a per-kernel basis and applies only
+# to this kernel label. This can be used for building options into only a
+# single kernel, where compatibility may be an issue. Since we do not use this
+# on the official release media, it is left blank, but it follows the same
+# syntax as livecd/gk_mainargs.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/gk_kernargs:
+# This option sets the USE flags used to build the kernel and also any packages
+# which are defined under this kernel label. These USE flags are additive from
+# the default USE for the specified profile.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/use: pcmcia usb -X
+# This option appends an extension to the name of your kernel, as viewed by a
+# uname -r/ This also affects any modules built under this kernel label. This
+# is useful for having two kernels using the same sources to keep the modules
+# from overwriting each other. We do not use this on the official media, so it
+# is left blank.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/extraversion:
+# This option is for merging kernel-dependent packages and external modules that
+# are configured against this kernel label.
+# example:
+# boot/kernel/gentoo/packages: pcmcia-cs speedtouch slmodem globespan-adsl hostap-driver hostap-utils ipw2100 ipw2200 fritzcapi fcdsl cryptsetup
+# This is a list of packages that will be unmerged after all the kernels have
+# been built. There are no checks on these packages, so be careful what you
+# add here. They can potentially break your CD.
+# example:
+# livecd/unmerge: acl attr autoconf automake bin86 binutils libtool m4 bison make perl patch linux-headers man-pages sash bison flex gettext texinfo ccache distcc addpatches man groff lib-compat miscfiles rsync sysklogd bc lcms libmng genkernel diffutils libperl gnuconfig gcc-config gcc bin86 cpio cronbase ed expat grub lilo help2man libtool gentoo-sources
+# This option is used to empty the directories listed. It is useful for getting
+# rid of files that don't belong to a particular package, or removing files from
+# a package that you wish to keep, but won't need the full functionality.
+# example:
+# livecd/empty: /var/tmp /var/cache /var/db /var/empty /var/lock /var/log /var/run /var/spool /var/state /tmp /usr/portage /usr/share/man /usr/share/info /usr/share/unimaps /usr/include /usr/share/zoneinfo /usr/share/dict /usr/share/doc /usr/share/ss /usr/share/state /usr/share/texinfo /usr/lib/python2.2 /usr/lib/portage /usr/share/gettext /usr/share/i18n /usr/share/rfc /usr/lib/X11/config /usr/lib/X11/etc /usr/lib/X11/doc /usr/src /usr/share/doc /usr/share/man /root/.ccache /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.monthly /etc/cron.weekly /etc/logrotate.d /etc/rsync /usr/lib/awk /usr/lib/ccache /usr/lib/gcc-config /usr/lib/nfs /usr/local /usr/diet/include /usr/diet/man /usr/share/consolefonts/partialfonts /usr/share/consoletrans /usr/share/emacs /usr/share/gcc-data /usr/share/genkernel /etc/bootsplash/gentoo /etc/bootsplash/gentoo-highquality /etc/splash/gentoo /etc/splash/emergence /usr/share/gnuconfig /usr/share/lcms /usr/share/locale /etc/skel
+# This option tells catalyst to clean specific files from the filesystem and is
+# very usefu in cleaning up stray files in /etc left over after livecd/unmerge.
+# example:
+# livecd/rm: /lib/*.a /usr/lib/*.a /usr/lib/gcc-lib/*/*/libgcj* /etc/dispatch-conf.conf /etc/etc-update.conf /etc/*- /etc/issue* /etc/make.conf /etc/man.conf /etc/*.old /root/.viminfo /usr/sbin/bootsplash* /usr/sbin/fb* /usr/sbin/fsck.cramfs /usr/sbin/fsck.minix /usr/sbin/mkfs.minix /usr/sbin/mkfs.bfs /usr/sbin/mkfs.cramfs /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /lib/security/ /usr/share/consolefonts/1* /usr/share/consolefonts/7* /usr/share/consolefonts/8* /usr/share/consolefonts/9* /usr/share/consolefonts/A* /usr/share/consolefonts/C* /usr/share/consolefonts/E* /usr/share/consolefonts/G* /usr/share/consolefonts/L* /usr/share/consolefonts/M* /usr/share/consolefonts/R* /usr/share/consolefonts/a* /usr/share/consolefonts/c* /usr/share/consolefonts/dr* /usr/share/consolefonts/g* /usr/share/consolefonts/i* /usr/share/consolefonts/k* /usr/share/consolefonts/l* /usr/share/consolefonts/r* /usr/share/consolefonts/s* /usr/share/consolefonts/t* /usr/share/consolefonts/v* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/16* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/12* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/6* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/8* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/silent-16* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/silent-12* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/silent-6* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/silent-8* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/verbose-16* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/verbose-12* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/verbose-6* /etc/splash/livecd-2005.0/images/verbose-8* /etc/make.conf.example /etc/make.globals /etc/resolv.conf