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1.TH LIVE\-BUILD 1 2012\-08\-10 3.0~a57-1 "Debian Live Project"
2
3.SH NAME
4\fBlb config\fR \- Create config directory
5
6.SH SYNOPSIS
7\fBlb config\fR [\fIlive\-build options\fR]
8.PP
9.\" FIXME
10\fBlb config\fR
11.br
12        [\fB\-\-apt\fR apt|aptitude]
13.br
14        [\fB\-\-apt\-ftp\-proxy\fR \fIURL\fR]
15.br
16        [\fB\-\-apt\-http\-proxy\fR \fIURL\fR]
17.br
18        [\fB\-\-apt\-indices\fR true|false|none]
19.br
20        [\fB\-\-apt\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|"\fIOPTIONS\fR"]
21.br
22        [\fB\-\-aptitude\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|"\fIOPTIONS\fR"]
23.br
24        [\fB\-\-apt\-pipeline\fR \fIDEPTH\fR]
25.br
26        [\fB\-\-apt\-recommends\fR true|false]
27.br
28        [\fB\-\-apt\-secure\fR true|false]
29.br
30        [\fB\-\-apt\-source\-archives\fR true|false]
31.br
32        [\-a|\fB\-\-architectures\fR \fIARCHITECTURE\fR]
33.br
34        [\-b|\fB\-\-binary\-images\fR iso|iso\-hybrid|netboot|tar|hdd|virtual\-hdd]
35.br
36        [\fB\-\-binary\-filesystem\fR fat16|fat32|ext2|ext3|ext4]
37.br
38        [\fB\-\-bootappend\-install\fR \fIPARAMETER\fR|\fI"PARAMETERS"\fR]
39.br
40        [\fB\-\-bootappend\-live\fR \fIPARAMETER\fR|\fI"PARAMETERS"\fR]
41.br
42        [\fB\-\-bootloader\fR grub|syslinux|yaboot]
43.br
44        [\fB\-\-bootstrap\fR cdebootstrap|cdebootstrap-static|debootstrap|copy]
45.br
46        [\-f|\fB\-\-bootstrap\-flavour\fR minimal|standard]
47.br
48        [\fB\-\-bootstrap\-keyring\fR \fIPACKAGE\fR]
49.br
50        [\fB\-\-cache\fR true|false]
51.br
52        [\fB\-\-cache\-indices\fR true|false]
53.br
54        [\fB\-\-cache\-packages\fR true|false]
55.br
56        [\fB\-\-cache\-stages\fR \fISTAGE\fR|\fI"STAGES"\fR]
57.br
58        [\fB\-\-checksums\fR md5|sha1|sha256|none]
59.br
60        [\fB\-\-compression\fR bzip2|gzip|lzip|none]
61.br
62        [\fB\-\-config\fR \fIGIT_URL::GIT_ID\fR]
63.br
64        [\fB\-\-build\-with\-chroot\fR true|false]
65.br
66        [\fB\-\-chroot\-filesystem\fR ext2|ext3|ext4|squashfs|jffs2|none]
67.br
68        [\fB\-\-clean\fR]
69.br
70        [\-c|\fB\-\-conffile\fR \fIFILE\fR]
71.br
72        [\fB\-\-debconf\-frontend\fR dialog|editor|noninteractive|readline]
73.br
74        [\fB\-\-debconf\-nowarnings\fR true|false]
75.br
76        [\fB\-\-debconf\-priority\fR low|medium|high|critical]
77.br
78        [\fB\-\-debian\-installer\fR true|cdrom|netinst|netboot|businesscard|live|false]
79.br
80        [\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-distribution\fR daily|\fICODENAME\fR]
81.br
82        [\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-preseedfile\fR \fIFILE\fR|\fIURL\fR]
83.br
84        [\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-gui\fR true|false]
85.br
86        [\fB\-\-debug\fR]
87.br
88        [\-d|\fB\-\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR]
89.br
90        [\fB\-\-parent\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR]
91.br
92        [\fB\-\-parent\-debian\-installer\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR]
93.br
94        [\fB\-\-dump\fR]
95.br
96        [\fB\-\-fdisk\fR fdisk|fdisk.dist]
97.br
98        [\fB\-\-firmware\-binary true|false\fR]
99.br
100        [\fB\-\-firmware\-chroot true|false\fR]
101.br
102        [\fB\-\-force\fR]
103.br
104        [\fB\-\-grub\-splash\fR \fIFILE\fR]
105.br
106        [\fB\-\-gzip\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|"\fIOPTIONS\fR"]
107.br
108        [\fB\-\-hooks\fR \fIFILE\fR]
109.br
110        [\fB\-\-ignore\-system\-defaults\fR]
111.br
112        [\fB\-\-initramfs\fR auto|none|live\-boot|casper]
113.br
114        [\fB\-\-initramfs\-compression\fR bzip2|gzip|lzma]
115.br
116        [\fB\-\-initsystem\fR sysvinit|runit|systemd|upstart|none]
117.br
118        [\fB\-\-interactive\fR shell]
119.br
120        [\fB\-\-isohybrid\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|"\fIOPTIONS\fR"]
121.br
122        [\fB\-\-iso\-application\fR \fINAME\fR]
123.br
124        [\fB\-\-iso\-preparer\fR \fINAME\fR]
125.br
126        [\fB\-\-iso\-publisher\fR \fINAME\fR]
127.br
128        [\fB\-\-iso\-volume\fR \fINAME\fR]
129.br
130        [\fB\-\-jffs2\-eraseblock\fR \fISIZE\fR]
131.br
132        [\fB\-\-keyring\-packages\fR \fIPACKAGE\fI|\fI"PACKAGES"\fR]
133.br
134        [\-k|\fB\-\-linux\-flavours\fR \fIFLAVOUR\fR|\fI"FLAVOURS"\fR]
135.br
136        [\fB\-\-linux\-packages\fR \fI"PACKAGES"\fR]
137.br
138        [\fB\-\-losetup\fR losetup|losetup.orig]
139.br
140        [\fB\-\-memtest\fR memtest86+|memtest86|none]
141.br
142        [\-m|\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-bootstrap\fR \fIURL\fR]
143.br
144        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\fR \fIURL\fR]
145.br
146        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-security\fR \fIURL\fR]
147.br
148        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR]
149.br
150        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR]
151.br
152        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\fR \fIURL\fR]
153.br
154        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-security\fR \fIURL\fR]
155.br
156        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR]
157.br
158        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR]
159.br
160        [\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-debian\-installer\fR \fIURL\fR]
161.br
162        [\fB\-\-mirror\-bootstrap\fR \fIURL\fR]
163.br
164        [\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\fR \fIURL\fR]
165.br
166        [\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-security\fR \fIURL\fR]
167.br
168        [\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR]
169.br
170        [\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR]
171.br
172        [\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\fR \fIURL\fR]
173.br
174        [\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-security\fR \fIURL\fR]
175.br
176        [\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR]
177.br
178        [\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR]
179.br
180        [\fB\-\-mirror\-debian\-installer\fR \fIURL\fR]
181.br
182        [\fB\-\-mode\fR debian|emdebian|progress|ubuntu|kubuntu]
183.br
184        [\fB\-\-system\fR live|normal]
185.br
186        [\fB\-\-net\-root\-filesystem\fR nfs|cfs]
187.br
188        [\fB\-\-net\-root\-mountoptions\fR \fIOPTIONS\fR]
189.br
190        [\fB\-\-net\-root\-path\fR \fIPATH\fR]
191.br
192        [\fB\-\-net\-root\-server\fR \fIIP\fR|\fIHOSTNAME\fR]
193.br
194        [\fB\-\-net\-cow\-filesystem\fR nfs|cfs]
195.br
196        [\fB\-\-net\-cow\-mountoptions\fR \fIOPTIONS\fR]
197.br
198        [\fB\-\-net\-cow\-path\fR \fIPATH\fR]
199.br
200        [\fB\-\-net\-cow\-server\fR \fIIP\fR|\fIHOSTNAME\fR]
201.br
202        [\fB\-\-net\-tarball\fR true|false]
203.br
204        [\-p|\fB\-\-package\-lists\fR \fILIST\fR|\fI"LISTS"\fR]
205.br
206        [\fB\-\-quiet\fR]
207.br
208        [\fB\-\-root-command\fR sudo]
209.br
210        [\fB\-\-use-fakeroot\fR true|false]
211.br
212        [\fB\-\-archives\fR \fIARCHIVE\fR|\fI"ARCHIVES"\fR]
213.br
214        [\fB\-\-archive\-areas\fR \fIARCHIVE_AREA\fR|\fI"ARCHIVE_AREAS"\fR]
215.br
216        [\fB\-\-parent\-archive\-areas\fR \fIPARENT_ARCHIVE_AREA\fR|\fI"PARENT_ARCHIVE_AREAS"\fR]
217.br
218        [\fB\-\-security\fR true|false]
219.br
220        [\fB\-\-source\fR true|false]
221.br
222        [\-s|\fB\-\-source\-images\fR iso|netboot|tar|hdd]
223.br
224        [\fB\-\-syslinux\-theme\fR \fITHEME_SUFFIX\fR]
225.br
226        [\fB\-\-tasksel\fR apt|aptitude|tasksel]
227.br
228        [\fB\-\-templates\fR \fIPATH\fR]
229.br
230        [\fB\-\-hdd\-size \fIMB\fR]
231.br
232        [\fB\-\-volatile\fR true|false]
233.br
234        [\fB\-\-backports\fR true|false]
235.br
236        [\fB\-\-exposed\-root\fR true|false]
237.br
238        [\fB\-\-verbose\fR]
239.br
240        [\fB\-\-win32\-loader true|false]
241.\" FIXME
242
243.SH DESCRIPTION
244\fBlb config\fR is a high\-level command (porcelain) of \fIlive\-build\fR(7), the Debian Live tool suite.
245.PP
246.\" FIXME
247\fBlb config\fR populates the configuration directory for live\-build. By default, this directory is named 'config' and is created in the current directory where \fBlb config\fR was executed.
248.PP
249Note: Currently \fBlb config\fR tries to be smart and sets defaults for some options depending on the setting of other options (e.g. which linux packages to be used depending on if a squeeze system gets build or not). This means that when generating a new configuration, you should call \fBlb config\fR only once with all options specified. Calling it several times with only a subset of the options each can result in non working configurations. This is also caused by the fact that \fBlb config\fR called with one option only changes that option, and leaves everything else as is unless its not defined. However, \fBlb config\fR does warn about know impossible or likely impossible combinations that would lead to non working live systems. If unsure, remove config/{binary,bootstrap,chroot,common,source} and call \fBlb config\fR again.
250.\" FIXME
251
252.SH OPTIONS
253In addition to its specific options \fBlb config\fR understands all generic live\-build options. See \fIlive\-build\fR(7) for a complete list of all generic live\-build options.
254.PP
255.\" FIXME
256.IP "\fB\-\-apt\fR apt|aptitude" 4
257defines if apt\-get or aptitude is used to install packages when building the image. The default is apt.
258.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-ftp\-proxy\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
259sets the ftp proxy to be used by apt. By default, this is empty. Note that this variable is only for the proxy that gets used by apt internally within the chroot, it is not used for anything else.
260.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-http\-proxy\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
261sets the http proxy to be used by apt. By default, this is empty. Note that this variable is only for the proxy that gets used by apt internally within the chroot, it is not used for anything else.
262.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-indices\fR true|false|none" 4
263defines if the resulting images should have apt indices or not and defaults to true. If set to none, no indices are included at all.
264.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|""\fIOPTIONS\fR""" 4
265defines the default options that will be appended to every apt call that is made inside chroot during the building of the image. By default, this is set to \-\-yes to allow non-interactive installation of packages.
266.IP "\fB\-\-aptitude\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|""\fIOPTIONS\fR""" 4
267defines the default options that will be appended to every aptitude call that is made inside chroot during building of the image. By default, this is set to \-\-assume\-yes to allow non-interactive installation of packages.
268.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-pipeline\fR \fIDEPTH\fR" 4
269sets the depth of the apt/aptitude pipeline. In cases where the remote server is not RFC conforming or buggy (such as Squid 2.0.2) this option can be a value from 0 to 5 indicating how many outstanding requests APT should send. A value of zero MUST be specified if the remote host does not properly linger on TCP connections \- otherwise data corruption will occur. Hosts which require this are in violation of RFC 2068. By default, live\-build does not set this option.
270.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-recommends\fR true|false" 4
271defines if apt should install recommended packages automatically. By default, this is true except in emdebian mode.
272.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-secure\fR true|false" 4
273defines if apt should check repository signatures. This is true by default.
274.IP "\fB\-\-apt\-source\-archives\fR true|false" 4
275defines if deb-src entries should be included in the resulting live image or not, defaults to on.
276.IP "\-a|\fB\-\-architectures\fR \fIARCHITECTURE\fR" 4
277defines the architecture of the to be build image. By default, this is set to the host architecture. Note that you cannot crossbuild for another architecture if your host system is not able to execute binaries for the target architecture natively. For example, building amd64 images on i386 and vice versa is possile if you have a 64bit capable i386 processor and the right kernel. But building powerpc images on an i386 system is not possible.
278.IP "\-b|\fB\-\-binary\-images\fR iso|iso\-hybrid|netboot|tar|hdd" 4
279defines the image type to build. By default, for images using syslinux this is set to iso\-hybrid to build CD/DVD images that may also be used like hdd images, for non\-syslinux images, it defaults to iso.
280.IP "\fB\-\-binary\-filesystem\fR fat16|fat32|ext2|ext3|ext4" 4
281defines the filesystem to be used in the image type. This only has an effect if the selected binary image type does allow to choose a filesystem. For example, when selection iso the resulting CD/DVD has always the filesystem ISO9660. When building hdd images for usb sticks, this is active. Note that it defaults to fat16 on all architectures except sparc where it defaults to ext4. Also note that if you choose fat16 and your resulting binary image gets bigger than 2GB, the binary filesystem automatically gets switched to fat32.
282.IP "\fB\-\-bootappend\-install\fR \fIPARAMETER\fR|""\fIPARAMETERS\fR""" 4
283sets boot parameters specific to debian\-installer, if included.
284.IP "\fB\-\-bootappend\-live\fR \fIPARAMETER\fR|""\fIPARAMETERS\fR""" 4
285sets boot parameters specific to debian\-live. A complete list of boot parameters can be found in the \fIlive\-boot\fR(7) and \fIlive\-config\fR(7) manual pages.
286.IP "\fB\-\-bootloader\fR grub|syslinux|yaboot" 4
287defines which bootloader is beeing used in the generated image. This has only an effect if the selected binary image type does allow to choose the bootloader. For example, if you build a iso, always syslinux (or more precise, isolinux) is being used. Also note that some combinations of binary images types and bootloaders may be possible but live\-build does not support them yet. \fBlb config\fR will fail to create such a not yet supported configuration and give a explanation about it. For hdd images on amd64 and i386, the default is syslinux. yaboot is only used on powerpc.
288.IP "\fB\-\-bootstrap\fR cdebootstrap|cdebootstrap-static|debootstrap|copy" 4
289defines which program is used to bootstrap the debian chroot, default is debootstrap. Note that if you set the bootstrap program to copy, then your host system is copied. This can be useful if you want to convert/clone your existing host system into a live system, however, make sure you do have enough free space as this can, depending on your host system, get quite big.
290.IP "\-f|\fB\-\-bootstrap\-flavour\fR minimal|standard" 4
291defines if the bootstrap program should bootstrap the standard system (all packages of priority required and important, which is the default) or a minimal system (only packages of priority required, plus apt).
292.IP "\fB\-\-bootstrap\-keyring\fR \fIPACKAGE\fR" 4
293sets the archive keyring package to be used. Default is debian\-archive\-keyring.
294.IP "\fB\-\-cache\fR true|false" 4
295defines globally if any cache should be used at all. Different caches can be controled through the their own options.
296.IP "\fB\-\-cache\-indices\fR true|false" 4
297defines if downloaded package indices and lists should be cached which is false by default. Enabling it would allow to rebuild an image completely offline, however, you would not get updates anymore then.
298.IP "\fB\-\-cache\-packages\fR true|false" 4
299defines if downloaded packages files should be cached which is true by default. Disabling it does save space consumtion in your build directory, but remember that you will cause much unnecessary traffic if you do a couple of rebuilds. In general you should always leave it true, however, in some particular rare build setups, it can be faster to refetch packages from the local network mirror rather than to utilize the local disk.
300.IP "\fB\-\-cache\-stages\fR true|false|\fISTAGE\fR|""\fISTAGES\fR""" 4
301sets which stages should be cached. By default set to bootstrap. As an exception to the normal stage names, also rootfs can be used here which does only cache the generated root filesystem in filesystem.{dir,ext*,squashfs}. This is useful during development if you want to rebuild the binary stage but not regenerate the root filesystem all the time.
302.IP "\fB\-\-checksums\fR md5|sha1|sha256|none" 4
303defines if the binary image should contain a file called md5sums.txt, sha1sums.txt and/or sha256sums.txt. These lists all files on the image together with their checksums. This in turn can be used by live\-boots built\-in integrity\-check to verify the medium if specified at boot prompt. In general, this should not be false and is an important feature of live system released to the public. However, during development of very big images it can save some time by not calculating the checksums.
304.IP "\fB\-\-compression\fR bzip2|gzip|lzip|none" 4
305defines the compression program to be used to compress tarballs. Defaults to gzip.
306.IP "\fB\-\-config\fR \fIGIT_URL\fR::\fIGIT_ID\fR" 4
307allows to bootstrap a config tree from a git repositories, optionally appended by a Git Id (branch, commit, tag, etc.).
308.IP "\fB\-\-build\-with\-chroot\fR true|false" 4
309defines whetever live\-build should use the tools from within the chroot to build the binary image or not by using and including the host systems tools. This is a very dangerous option, using the tools of the host system can lead to tainted and even non-bootable images if the host systems version of the required tools (mainly these are the bootloaders such as syslinux, grub and yaboot, and the auxilliary tools such as dosfstools, genisoimage, squashfs-tools and others) do not \fBexactely\fR match what is present at build-time in the target distribution. Never do disable this option unless you are \fBexactely\fR sure what you are doing and have \fBcompletely\fI understood its consequences.
310.IP "\fB\-\-chroot\-filesystem\fR ext2|ext3|ext4|squashfs|jffs2|none" 4
311defines which filesystem type should be used for the root filesystem image. If you use none, then no filesystem image is created and the root filesystem content is copied on the binary image filesystem as flat files. Depending on what binary filesystem you have choosen, it may not be possible to build with such a plain root filesystem, e.g. fat16/fat32 will not work as linux does not support to run directly on them.
312.IP "\fB\-\-clean\fR" 4
313minimizes config directory by automatically removing unused and thus empty subdirectories.
314.IP "\-c|\fB\-\-conffile\fR \fIFILE\fR" 4
315using a user specified alternative configuration file in addition to the normally used one in the config directory.
316.IP "\fB\-\-debconf\-frontend\fR dialog|editor|noninteractive|readline" 4
317defines what value the debconf frontend should be set to inside the chroot. Note that setting it to anything by noninteractive, which is the default, makes your build asking questions during the build.
318.IP "\fB\-\-debconf\-nowarnings\fR true|false" 4
319defines if warnings of debconf should be displayed or not. Warnings from debconf are generally very rare and by default, we skip them, if any, in order to keep the build process entirely non interactive.
320.IP "\fB\-\-debconf\-priority\fR low|medium|high|critical" 4
321defines what value the debconf priority shoul dbe set to inside the chroot. By default, it is set to critical, which means that almost no questions are displayed. Note that this only has an effect if you use any debconf frontend different from noninteractive.
322.IP "\fB\-\-debian\-installer\fR true|cdrom|netinst|netboot|businesscard|live|false" 4
323defines which type, if any, of the debian\-installer should be included in the resulting binary image. By default, no installer is included. All available flavours except live are the identical configurations used on the installer media produced by regular debian\-cd. When live is choosen, the live\-installer udeb is included so that debian\-installer will behave different than usual \- instead of installing the debian system from packages from the medium or the network, it installs the live system to the disk.
324.IP "\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-distribution\fR daily|\fICODENAME\fR" 4
325defines the distribution where the debian\-installer files should be taken out from. Normally, this should be set to the same distribution as the live system. However, some times, one wants to use a newer or even daily built installer.
326.IP "\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-preseedfile\fR \fIFILE\fR|\fIURL\fR" 4
327sets the filename or URL for an optionally used and included preseeding file for debian\-installer. If config/binary_debian\-installer/preseed.cfg exists, it will be used by default.
328.IP "\fB\-\-debian\-installer\-gui\fR true|false" 4
329defines if the debian\-installer graphical GTK interface should be true or not. In Debian mode and for most versions of Ubuntu, this option is true, whereas otherwise false, by default.
330.IP "\fB\-\-debug\fR" 4
331turn on debugging informational messages.
332.IP "\-d|\fB\-\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR" 4
333defines the distribution of the resulting live system.
334.IP "\-d|\fB\-\-parent\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR" 4
335defines the parent distribution for derivatives of the resulting live system.
336.IP "\-d|\fB\-\-parent\-debian\-installer\-distribution\fR \fICODENAME\fR" 4
337defines the parent debian\-installer distribution for derivatives of the resulting live system.
338.IP "\fB\-\-dump\fR" 4
339prepares a report of the currently present live system configuration and the version of live\-build used. This is useful to provide if you submit bug reports, we do get all informations required for us to locate and replicate an error.
340.IP "\fB\-\-fdisk\fR fdisk|fdisk.dist" 4
341sets the filename of the fdisk binary from the host system that should be used. This is autodetected and does generally not need any customization.
342.IP "\fB\-\-force\fR" 4
343forces re\-execution of already run stages. Use only if you know what you are doing. It is generally safer to use \fBlb clean\fR to clean up before re\-executing \fBlb build\fR.
344.IP "\fB\-\-grub\-splash\fR \fIFILE\fR" 4
345defines the name of an optional to be included splash screen graphic for the grub bootloader.
346.IP "\fB\-\-gzip\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|""\fIOPTIONS\fR""" 4
347defines the default options that will be appended to (almost) every gzip call during the building of the image. By default, this is set to \-\-best to use highest (but slowest) compression. Dynamically, if the host system supports it, also \-\-rsyncable is added.
348.IP "\fB\-\-hooks\fR \fIFILE\fR" 4
349defines which hooks available in /usr/share/live/build/examples/hooks should be activated. Normally, there are no hooks executed. Make sure you know and understood the hook before you enable it.
350.IP "\fB\-\-ignore\-system\-defaults\fR" 4
351\fBlb config\fR by default reads system defaults from /etc/live/build.conf and /etc/live/build.d when generating a new live system config directory. This is useful if you want to set global settings, such as mirror locations, and don't want to specify them all of the time.
352.IP "\fB\-\-initramfs\fR auto|none|live\-boot|casper" 4
353sets the name of package that contains the live system specific initramfs modification. By default, auto is used, which means that at build time of the image rather than on configuration time, the value will be expanded to casper when building ubuntu systems, to live\-boot for all other systems. Using 'none' is useful if the resulting system image should not be a live image (experimental).
354.IP "\fB\-\-initramfs\-compression\fR bzip2|gzip|lzma]
355defines the compression program to be used to compress the initramfs. Defaults to gzip.
356.IP "\fB\-\-interactive\fR shell" 4
357defines if after the chroot stage and before the beginning of the binary stage, a interactive shell login should be spawned in the chroot in order to allow you to do manual customizations. Once you close the shell with logout or exit, the build will continue as usual. Note that it's strongly discouraged to use this for anything else than testing. Modifications that should be present in all builds of a live system should be properly made through hooks. Everything else destroys the beauty of being able to completely automatise the build process and making it non interactive. By default, this is of course false.
358.IP "\fB\-\-isohybrid\-options\fR \fIOPTION\fR|""\fIOPTIONS\fR""" 4
359defines options to pass to isohybrid.
360.IP "\fB\-\-iso\-application\fR \fINAME\fR" 4
361sets the APPLICATION field in the header of a resulting CD/DVD image and defaults to "Debian Live" in debian mode, and to "Emdebian Live" in emdebian mode, and "Ubuntu Live" in ubuntu mode.
362.IP "\fB\-\-iso\-preparer\fR \fINAME\fR" 4
363sets the PREPARER field in the header of a resulting CD/DVD image. By default this is set to "live\-build \fIVERSION\fR; http://packages.qa.debian.org/live\-build", whereas VERSION is expanded to the version of live\-build that was used to build the image.
364.IP "\fB\-\-iso\-publisher\fR \fINAME\fR" 4
365sets the PUBLISHED field in the header of a resulting CD/DVD image. By default, this is set to 'Debian Live project; http:/live.debian.net/; debian\-live@lists.debian.org'. Remember to change this to the appropriate values at latest when you distributing custom and unofficial images.
366.IP "\fB\-\-iso\-volume\fR \fINAME\fR" 4
367sets the VOLUME field in the header of a resulting CD/DVD and defaults to '(\fIMODE\fR) (\fIDISTRIBUTION\fR) (\fIDATE\fR)' whereas MODE is expanded to the name of the mode in use, DISTRIBUTION the distribution name, and DATE with the current date and time of the generation.
368.IP "\fB\-\-jffs2\-eraseblock\fR \fISIZE\fR" 4
369sets the eraseblock size for a JFFS2 (Second Journalling Flash File System) filesystem. The default is 64 KiB. If you use an erase block size different than the erase block size of the target MTD device, JFFS2 may not perform optimally. If the SIZE specified is below 4096, the units are assumed to be KiB.
370.IP "\fB\-\-keyring\-packages\fR \fIPACKAGE\fI|""\fIPACKAGES\fR""" 4
371sets the keyring package or additional keyring packages. By default this is set to debian\-archive\-keyring.
372.IP "\-k|\fB\-\-linux\-flavours\fR \fIFLAVOUR\fR|""\fIFLAVOURS\fR""" 4
373sets the kernel flavours to be installed. Note that in case you specify more than that the first will be configured the default kernel that gets booted.
374.IP "\fB\-\-linux\-packages\fR ""\fIPACKAGES\fR""" 4
375sets the internal name of the kernel packages naming scheme. If you use debian kernel packages, you will not have to adjust it. If you decide to use custom kernel packages that do not follow the debian naming scheme, remember to set this option to the stub of the packages only (for debian this is linux\-image\-2.6), so that \fISTUB\fR-\fIFLAVOUR\fR results in a valid package name (for debian e.g. linux\-image\-2.6\-486). Preferably you use the meta package name, if any, for the stub, so that your configuration is ABI independent. Also don't forget that you have to include stubs of the binary modules packages for unionfs or aufs, and squashfs if you built them out-of-tree.
376.IP "\fB\-\-losetup\fR losetup|losetup.orig" 4
377sets the filename of the losetup binary from the host system that should be used. This is autodetected and does generally not need any customization.
378.IP "\fB\-\-memtest\fR memtest86+|memtest86|none" 4
379defines if memtest, memtest86+ or no memory tester at all should be included as secondary bootloader configuration. This is only available on amd64 and i386 and defaults to memtest86+.
380.IP "\-m|\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-bootstrap\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
381sets the location of the debian package mirror that should be used to bootstrap from. This defaults to http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ which may not be a good default if you live outside of Europe.
382.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
383sets the location of the debian package mirror that will be used to fetch the packages in order to build the live system. By default, this is set to the value of \-\-parent\-mirror\-bootstrap.
384.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-security\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
385sets the location of the debian security package mirror that will be used to fetch the packages in order to build the live system. By default, this points to http://security.debian.org/debian/.
386.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
387sets the location of the debian volatile package mirror that will be used to fetch packages in order to build the live system. By default, this is set to the value of \-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot.
388.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-chroot\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
389sets the location of the debian backports package mirror that will be used to fetch packages in order to build the live system. By default, this points to http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/.
390.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
391sets the location of the debian package mirror that should end up configured in the final image and which is the one a user would see and use. This has not necessarily to be the same that is used to build the image, e.g. if you use a local mirror but want to have an official mirror in the image. By default, 'http://cdn.debian.net/debian/' is used.
392.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-security\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
393sets the location of the debian security package mirror that should end up configured in the final image. By default, 'http://cdn.debian.net/debian-security/' is used.
394.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
395sets the location of the debian volatile package mirror that should end up configured in the final image. By default, the value of \-\-parent\-mirror\-binary is used.
396.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-binary\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
397sets the location of the debian backports package mirror that should end up configured in the final image. By default, 'http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/' is used.
398.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-mirror\-debian\-installer\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
399sets the location of the mirror that will be used to fetch the debian installer images. By default, this points to the same mirror used to build the live system, i.e. the value of \-\-parent\-mirror\-bootstrap.
400.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-bootstrap\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
401sets the location of the debian package mirror that should be used to bootstrap the derivative from. This defaults to http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ which may not be a good default if you live outside of Europe.
402.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
403sets the location of the debian package mirror that will be used to fetch the packages of the derivative in order to build the live system. By default, this is set to the value of \-\-mirror\-bootstrap.
404.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-security\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
405sets the location of the debian security package mirror that will be used to fetch the packages of the derivative in order to build the live system. By default, this points to http://security.debian.org/debian/.
406.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
407sets the location of the debian volatile package mirror that will be used to fetch packages of the derivative in order to build the live system. By default, this is set to the value of \-\-mirror\-chroot.
408.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-chroot\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
409sets the location of the debian backports package mirror that will be used to fetch packages of the derivative in order to build the live system. By default, this points to http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/.
410.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
411sets the location of the derivative package mirror that should end up configured in the final image and which is the one a user would see and use. This has not necessarily to be the same that is used to build the image, e.g. if you use a local mirror but want to have an official mirror in the image.
412.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-security\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
413sets the location of the derivatives security package mirror that should end up configured in the final image.
414.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-volatile\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
415sets the location of the derivatives volatile package mirror that should end up configured in the final image.
416.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-binary\-backports\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
417sets the location of the derivatives backports package mirror that should end up configured in the final image.
418.IP "\fB\-\-mirror\-debian\-installer\fR \fIURL\fR" 4
419sets the location of the mirror that will be used to fetch the debian installer images of the derivative. By default, this points to the same mirror used to build the live system, i.e. the value of \-\-mirror\-bootstrap.
420.IP "\fB\-\-mode\fR debian|emdebian|progress|ubuntu" 4
421defines a global mode to load project specific defaults. By default this is set to debian.
422.IP "\fB\-\-system\fR live|normal" 4
423defines if the resulting system image should a live system or a normal, non-live system.
424.IP "\fB\-\-net\-root\-filesystem\fR nfs|cfs" 4
425defines the filesystem that will be configured in the bootloader configuration for your netboot image. This defaults to nfs.
426.IP "\fB\-\-net\-root\-mountoptions\fR \fIOPTIONS\fR" 4
427sets additional options for mounting the root filesystem in netboot images and is by default empty.
428.IP "\fB\-\-net\-root\-path\fR \fIPATH\fR" 4
429sets the file path that will be configured in the bootloader configuration for your netboot image. This defaults to /srv/debian\-live in debian mode and to /srv/emebian-live when being in emdebian mode, and /srv/ubuntu-live when in ubuntu mode.
430.IP "\fB\-\-net\-root\-server\fR \fIIP\fR|\fIHOSTNAME\fR" 4
431sets the IP or hostname that will be configured in the bootloader configuration for the root filesystem of your netboot image. This defaults to 192.168.1.1.
432.IP "\fB\-\-net\-cow\-filesystem\fR nfs|cfs" 4
433defines the filesystem type for the copy\-on\-write layer and defaults to nfs.
434.IP "\fB\-\-net\-cow\-mountoptions\fR \fIOPTIONS\fR" 4
435sets additional options for mounting the copy\-on\-write layer in netboot images and is by default empty.
436.IP "\fB\-\-net\-cow\-path\fR \fIPATH\fR" 4
437defines the path to client writable filesystem. Anywhere that \fIclient_mac_address\fR is specified in the path live\-boot will substitute the MAC address of the client delimited with hyphens.
438.PP
439.IP "" 4
440Example:
441.br
442/export/hosts/client_mac_address
443.br
444/export/hosts/00\-16\-D3\-33\-92\-E8
445.IP "\fB\-\-net\-cow\-server\fR \fIIP\fR|\fIHOSTNAME\fR" 4
446sets the IP or hostname that will be configured in the bootloader configuration for the copy\-on\-write filesystem of your netboot image and is by default empty.
447.IP "\fB\-\-net\-tarball\fR true|false" 4
448defines if a compressed tarball should be created. Disabling this options leads to no tarball at all, the plain binary directory is considered the output in this case. Default is true.
449.IP "\-p|\fB\-\-package\-lists\fR \fILIST\fR|""\fILISTS\fR""" 4
450defines which lists available in /usr/share/live/build/package-lists should be used. By default, this is set to standard. Note that in case you have local package lists, you don't need to list them here. Putting them into config/package-lists is enough (the filename needs to have the .list suffix though).
451.IP "\fB\-\-quiet\fR" 4
452reduces the verbosity of messages output by \fBlb build\fR.
453.IP "\fB\-\-archives\fR \fIARCHIVE\fR|""\fIARCHIVES\fR""" 4
454enables one of available third-party archive configurations in /usr/share/live/build/archives.
455.IP "\fB\-\-root-command\fR sudo" 4
456controls if live\-build should use sudo internally to build the live image. Note that this is not well tested and that you should, when relying on sudo, call the individual live\-build command with sudo itself.
457.IP "\fB\-\-use-fakeroot\fR true|false" 4
458controls if live\-build should utilize fakeroot and fakechroot to try and avoid requiring root privillages where possible. By default, this option is false.
459.IP "\fB\-\-archive\-areas\fR \fIARCHIVE_AREA\fR|""\fIARCHIVE_AREAS\fR""" 4
460defines which package archive areas of a debian packages archive should be used for configured debian package mirrors. By default, this is set to main. Remember to check the licenses of each packages with respect to their redistributability in your juristiction when enabling contrib or non\-free with this mechanism.
461.IP "\fB\-\-parent\-archive\-areas\fR \fIPARENT_ARCHIVE_AREA\fR|""\fIPARENT_ARCHIVE_AREAS\fR""" 4
462defines the archive areas for derivatives of the resulting live system.
463.IP "\fB\-\-security\fR true|false" 4
464defines if the security repositories specified in the security mirror options should be used or not.
465.IP "\fB\-\-source\fR true|false" 4
466defines if a corresponding source image to the binary image should be build. By default this is false because most people do not require this and would require to download quite a few source packages. However, once you start distributing your live image, you should make sure you build it with a source image alongside.
467.IP "\-s|\fB\-\-source\-images\fR iso|netboot|tar|hdd" 4
468defines the image type for the source image. Default is tar.
469.IP "\fB\-\-firmware\-binary\fR true|false" 4
470defines if firmware packages should be automatically included into the binary pool for debian\-installer. Note that only firmware packages available within the configured archive areas are included, e.g. an image with packages from main only will not automatically include firmware from non\-free. This option does not interfere with explicitly listed packages in binary package lists.
471.IP "\fB\-\-firmware\-chroot\fR true|false" 4
472defines if firmware packages should be automatically included into the live image. Note that only firmware packages available within the configured archive areas are included, e.g. an image with packages from main only will not automatically include firmware from non\-free. This option does not interfere with explicitly listed packages in chroot package lists.
473.IP "\fB\-\-swap\-file\-path\fR \fIPATH\fR" 4
474defines the path to a swap file to create in the binary image. Default is not to create a swap file.
475.IP "\fB\-\-swap\-file\-size\fR \fIMB\fR" 4
476defines what size in megabytes the swap file should be, if one is to be created. Default is 512MB.
477.IP "\fB\-\-syslinux\-theme\fR \fITHEME_SUFFIX\fR" 4
478defines the syslinux theme to use. The theme suffix is the name of a directory in /usr/share/syslinux/themes/ provided by a package named syslinux\-theme\- plus the suffix. In debian mode, this defaults to debian\-squeeze.
479.IP "\fB\-\-tasksel\fR apt|aptitude|tasksel" 4
480selects which program is used to install tasks. By default, this is set to tasksel.
481.IP "\fB\-\-templates\fR \fIPATH\fR" 4
482sets the path to the templates that live\-build is going to use, e.g. for bootloaders. By default, this is set to /usr/share/live/build/templates/.
483.IP "\fB\-\-hdd\-size\fR MB" 4
484defines what size the hdd image should be. Note that although the default is set to 10000 (= 10GB), it will not need 10GB space on your harddisk as the files are created as sparse files.
485.IP "\fB\-\-volatile\fR true|false" 4
486defines if debian volatile package archives should be included in the image or not.
487.IP "\fB\-\-backports\fR true|false" 4
488defines if debian backports package archives should be included in the image or not.
489.IP "\fB\-\-exposed\-root\fR true|false" 4
490defines whether to expose the root filesystem as read only and not covered by the union filesystem. This has useful implications for certain speciality setups such as LTSP. By default, this option is false.
491.IP "\fB\-\-verbose\fR" 4
492increases the verbosity of messages output by \fBlb build\fR.
493.IP "\fB\-\-win32\-loader true|false" 4
494defines if win32\-loader should be included in the binary image or not.
495.\" FIXME
496
497.SH ENVIRONMENT
498.\" FIXME
499Currently, command line switches can also be specified through the corresponding environment variable. However, this generally should not be relied upon, as it is an implementation detail that is subject to change in future releases. For options applying directly to live\-build, environment variables are named LB_FOO, meaning, e.g. \fB\-\-apt\-ftp\-proxy\fR becomes LB_APT_FTP_PROXY (the exception being internal options such as \fB\-\-debug\fR). For options passed to another program, as in APT_OPTIONS or GZIP_OPTIONS, no LB_ prefix is used.
500\" FIXME
501
502.SH FILES
503.\" FIXME
504.IP "\fBauto/config\fR" 4
505.IP "\fB/etc/live/build.conf, /etc/live/build.d\fR" 4
506An optional, global configuration file for \fBlb config\fR variables. It is useful to specify a few system wide defaults, like LB_PARENT_MIRROR_BOOTSTRAP. This feature can be false by specifying the \fB\-\-ignore\-system\-defaults\fR option.
507.\" FIXME
508
509.SH SEE ALSO
510\fIlive\-build\fR(7)
511.PP
512\fIlive\-boot\fR(7)
513.PP
514\fIlive\-config\fR(7)
515.PP
516This program is a part of live\-build.
517
518.SH HOMEPAGE
519More information about live\-build and the Debian Live project can be found on the homepage at <\fIhttp://live.debian.net/\fR> and in the manual at <\fIhttp://live.debian.net/manual/\fR>.
520
521.SH BUGS
522Bugs can be reported by submitting a bugreport for the live\-build package in the Debian Bug Tracking System at <\fIhttp://bugs.debian.org/\fR> or by writing a mail to the Debian Live mailing list at <\fIdebian\-live@lists.debian.org\fR>.
523
524.SH AUTHOR
525live\-build was written by Daniel Baumann <\fIdaniel@debian.org\fR> for the Debian project.
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