DAB for Debian Testing?

oeginc

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Is there some way to have DAB using the testing version of Debian while building? I understand this may come with some inherit bugs...

Right now I am building Wheezy and copying my own /etc/rc.local startup script that updates the system to testing on first boot and
then removes itself. For 1 machine, that's not a big deal - but I have 60+ I am getting ready to rebuild...
 

oeginc

Member
Mar 21, 2009
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Is there some way to have DAB using the testing version of Debian while building? I understand this may come with some inherit bugs...

Right now I am building Wheezy and copying my own /etc/rc.local startup script that updates the system to testing on first boot and
then removes itself. For 1 machine, that's not a big deal - but I have 60+ I am getting ready to rebuild...
Ok, I think I was able to accomplish what I am looking to do, I had to patch /usr/share/perl5/PVE/DAB.pm as follows:

*** DAB.pm.orig 2013-07-22 00:43:07.000000000 -0400
--- DAB.pm 2013-12-27 07:30:41.000000000 -0500
***************
*** 377,383 ****
if $arch !~ m/^(i386|amd64)$/;

my $suite = $config->{suite} || die "no 'suite' specified\n";
! if ($suite eq 'wheezy') {
$config->{ostype} = "debian-7.0";
} elsif ($suite eq 'squeeze') {
$config->{ostype} = "debian-6.0";
--- 377,385 ----
if $arch !~ m/^(i386|amd64)$/;

my $suite = $config->{suite} || die "no 'suite' specified\n";
! if ($suite eq 'testing') {
! $config->{ostype} = "debian-x.x";
! } elsif ($suite eq 'wheezy') {
$config->{ostype} = "debian-7.0";
} elsif ($suite eq 'squeeze') {
$config->{ostype} = "debian-6.0";
***************
*** 1248,1254 ****
$self->logmsg ("create basic environment\n");
foreach my $p (@$required) {
my $filename = $self->getpkgfile ($p);
! $self->run_command ("ar -p '$self->{cachedir}/$filename' data.tar.gz | zcat | tar -C '$rootdir' -xf -");
}

# fake dpkg status
--- 1250,1262 ----
$self->logmsg ("create basic environment\n");
foreach my $p (@$required) {
my $filename = $self->getpkgfile ($p);
! my $datatype = $self->run_command ("ar -t '$self->{cachedir}/$filename'|grep data.tar", undef, 1);
! $datatype =~ s/\R//g;
! if ($datatype eq 'data.tar.gz') {
! $self->run_command ("ar -p '$self->{cachedir}/$filename' data.tar.gz | zcat | tar -C '$rootdir' -xf -");
! } elsif ($datatype eq 'data.tar.xz') {
! $self->run_command ("ar -p '$self->{cachedir}/$filename' data.tar.xz | tar -C '$rootdir' -xJf -");
! }
}

# fake dpkg status




And then I just created a dab.conf:

Suite: testing
CacheDir: ../cache
Architecture: i386
Name: debian-testing
Version: x.x
Section: system
Source: http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
Source: http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
Maintainer: Me (me@somewhere.com)
Infopage: http://www.debian.org/
Description: Debian Testing (minimal)
A minimal Debian testing system custom tailored for our environment.


And it seemed to build & install just fine. Not sure if I am going to run into problems down the
road though, there is a good chance I missed something. The biggest problem seemed to be
that the new package management system uses 'data.tar.xz' files instead of gzip'd ones, so I
threw in some code to auto-detect that and run the appropriate commands. It would be nice
to auto-detect the appropriate sources to use, but that doesn't seem to work. If I take the
source lines out of the dab.conf, it fails...
 

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