FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel
Day Saturday
Room H.2214
Start time 16:15
End time 17:00
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track openSUSE
Language English
Create your own Linux Distribution

This talk will explain briefly how you create your own openSUSE based Linux distribution installation media and Live media with the openSUSE Build Service.

It includes a brief introduction to kiwi-instsource (which was presented as an outlook last year) and the way we define products; how the buildservice creates an installation source from that.

= Gory details:

  • kiwi in general (few minutes)
  • kiwi-instsource: purpose, implementation, xml extension, metapackages (10-15 minutes)
  • product definition file (5-10 minutes)
  • plugging together: product converter, necessary permission, vision of the release process, target groups etc. (10-15 minutes)
= Demo: Jan-Christoph will demonstrate the following:
  • setup your own project
  • how to get this marked as product project
  • how to set base repos
  • how to define a product (package groups)
  • build a product: instsource(ftp repo, dvd) and live medium