[Scribus] Anyone interested in this?

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Sun May 1 07:20:44 CEST 2005

* Thomas Templin <lists at gnuwhv.de> [2005-04-30 23:21:13 +0200]:

> On Saturday 30 April 2005 18:53, Paul wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> But I would suggest a knoppix based live cd.
> - You will find much more people who are familiar in building
>   Knoppix based live cds than others like RH FC4 Live.
> - Knoppix >= Version 3.8 comes along with unionfs which allows to
>   add applications during a live session. 
> Bye,
> Thomas

I started work on a Knoppix 3.7-based live DTP CD a few weeks ago with a goal
of having a small live CD that I could quickly update the scribus 1.2.x and
1.3cvs packages as I make the Debian packages anyways. I did a CD-like HD
install inside a qemu image, removed a lot of non-DTP stuff and added some,
but not all software that mrdocs suggested to me. Unfortunately I couldn't
build a remastered image despite numerous attempts - the mkisofs would always
crash inside qemu. I thought it was a qemu-related problem, but wasn't able to
troubleshoot it. Then I've downloaded a Knoppix 3.8 image and made appropriate
partitions on another computer that recently became available to me. I made a
2 week break due to workload, but I still intend to go through the process I
went with 3.7 with this version. For the reference, I was using a how-to
located at http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Remaster_From_Hd_Install_HowTo.
However, this time I am thinking of following the classic remastering guide
located at http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Knoppix_Remastering_Howto.

My goals:

- Knoppix-based live CD with the smallest subset of packages from the full CD
  that are needed for its function.

- Up-to-date Scribus, gimp, inkscape, batik, and other DTP-related packages.

- Regular "releases" - both timed and on-demand if someone needs such a live
  CD for a presentation or whatever.

Achieving the above goals is really not hard thanks to the debian package
management tools. The only problem so far has been to get the remaster to

I added a Live DTP CD page to the wiki.scribus.net. Please provide your input.

If someone really wants to do it I would have not problem with it. I could
provide up-to-date Debian scribus packages to this person on-demand and let
them update other packages and generate/test ISOs.



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