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SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 07 Dec 2013 16:19

SolydXK Constructor helps building your custom SolydXK ISO, and was solely created for maintaining the current SolydXK ISO's, but it might benefit those who want to build their own custom SolydXK ISO.

This is a complete rework of Clem's original mintConstructor (later solydxk-constructor).
I needed the application to be able to do certain tasks in bash: dist-upgrade, and ISO build for all listed distributions.

This is an Alpha version. So, expect things to not go exactly as you expect them to go.
Please, report any findings here if you decide to use this version of SolydXK Constructor.
I will make changes as I use this version for the next ISO's.

There is a brief tutorial on how to use SolydXK Constructor. Just click the Info Button at the top of the window.

You can download the deb file here: http://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/solydxk-constructor_1.9.3_all.deb

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby escolar » 07 Dec 2013 17:06

Maybe this feature exists in SolydXK Constructor, but if not it would be useful to add the possibility of include files in the iso to be read without run the live system, from Windows ot Linux. For example a video or pdf files.

This files must be next to the squashfs, not inside it.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 07 Dec 2013 17:18

You can add any file to boot/solydxk/ (where squashfs resides), but that's not the purpose of SolydXK Constructor.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby escolar » 07 Dec 2013 19:04

Thanks for your answer

I know this is not the purpose of SolydXK Constructor, but customizing isos is very useful for many purposes, and it is very easy with SolydXK Constructor.

I have done an application with is a simulator of a disease, to train junior doctors of Emergency Room in its management. I had done some live isos with the application so they can train at home with their Windows systems. Now I can include in the same iso other educational material about the topic like papers and presentations.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 08 Dec 2013 20:51

Minor update on cleanup script, and menu link to constructor now opens with terminal.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby lkirk » 08 Dec 2013 23:02

Thank you so much for your work on this. I am very interested in customizing an installation DVD for easy installation on systems not connected to the Internet. Very excited to try this out.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby lkirk » 09 Dec 2013 01:18

Tried to install on SolydX. Got message of "Error: Dependancy is not Satisfiable: md5sum". Installed isomd5sum but that did not take care of the problem.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 09 Dec 2013 06:42

That's odd...coreutils, which comes with md5sum, is a dependency of solydxk-constructor.
I'll check that out.

[EDIT]
Yep, typo...rebuild the same version without the typo. So, if you didn't get solydxk-constructor to install, please re-download the deb file.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 10 Dec 2013 09:01

A minor update:
Dist upgrade now ends with asking you whether or not you'd like to remove the old kernel if there was a kernel update.

Link in OP updated.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby stelios » 10 Dec 2013 14:59

I tried the latest .deb Everything worked fine.

1. Updates were applied successfully
2. Old Kernels were removed.
3. ISO was built successfully
4. Customizations were kept.
5. installed applications were there.

Booted the new iso and voila

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I wouldn't call it an "alpha" version. It worked perfectly.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby old_guy » 10 Dec 2013 15:20

Schoelje

Your link above:

You can download the deb file here: http://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/solydx ... .2_all.deb

Still points to solydxk-constructor_1.9.1_all.deb

Which will get you nowhere

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby stelios » 10 Dec 2013 15:32

old_guy wrote:Schoelje

Your link above:

You can download the deb file here: http://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/solydx ... .2_all.deb

Still points to solydxk-constructor_1.9.1_all.deb

Which will get you nowhere

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I forgot to mention that.. that link did not work for me either.
I downloaded the 1.9.2 version by going here http://downloads.solydxk.com/dev/

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 10 Dec 2013 16:07

Thank you gentlemen.
Link changed, and tested (for a change) ;)

Now it's waiting for people to come up with the first SolydXK CE.

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I like the theme. Will that also work on SolydX?


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby stelios » 10 Dec 2013 16:38

Schoelje wrote:Thank you gentlemen.
@stelios
I like the theme. Will that also work on SolydX?


The theme is called "Elly" for KDE. It is modified though. I made the icons of the theme myself, based on the ones used by "produkt". If i remember correctly, i modified the color of the theme a bit. The rest of the icons are a mix of modified "malys" icons , except for the folder icons, that i took from another one, that i don't remember right now. So it's a Frankenstein kind of thing :lol: But the panel itself is pretty generic anyway. So there should be something similar around for XFCE too.

I put this together quickly, because i was simply testing the solydxk-constructor. I did not expect it to work that well the first time, so i just customized it randomly and tested the resulting iso.

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 10 Dec 2013 17:00

If you ever find the courage to create a theme that would also work for SolydX, just let me know.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby stelios » 11 Dec 2013 00:15

Schoelje wrote:If you ever find the courage to create a theme that would also work for SolydX, just let me know.


Oh, don't tempt me.. my wife will probably divorce me if i ever get into this (again) :lol:

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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 11 Dec 2013 06:40

stelios wrote:
Schoelje wrote:If you ever find the courage to create a theme that would also work for SolydX, just let me know.


Oh, don't tempt me.. my wife will probably divorce me if i ever get into this (again) :lol:

I understand what you mean. I'm in the same predicament ;)


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby Schoelje » 11 Dec 2013 09:13

Minor update: added button to open the working directory of the selected distributions in the default file manager.


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Re: SolydXK Constructor

Postby williammanda » 15 Dec 2013 17:38

If I have read correctly...I will need an existing iso to even begin the constructor process? This process doesn't create an iso from an existing installation?
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Postby Schoelje » 15 Dec 2013 18:08

williammanda wrote:If I have read correctly...I will need an existing iso to even begin the constructor process? This process doesn't create an iso from an existing installation?
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That is correct: the constructor is meant to maintain, and adapt existing SolydXK iso's.


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