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Author Topic: Package building on VL light live?  (Read 4493 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2009, 08:39:46 am »

Actually, I think the problem was that I forgot to install vl-live-tools first. I have now done that and I tried vmklive again. It started out fine and showed progress bars and stuff but when it got to creating the /usr .lzm file it went very very slow. I knew (and it showed) that /usr is a large directory and I am using vl light on a 300mhz machine so I let it run all night and in the morning it was at about 32% still! Strangely, it finished making /usr about 15min later. Then it got to making the initrd.gz and locked up. (maybe because I was trying some things while waiting for it but I don't know.) I rebooted the computer and ran vmklive again. This time it finished (the whole thing including making the .iso and md5sum files so it said) in about 15min. It said the files were in /tmp so I looked there and found a folder with the livecd data in it (I don't remember what it was called). I looked in it and found 2 folders: boot and VL6-Light-Live (the name I picked for the .iso name and cd name) There was about 240MB of stuff in them combined so I thought maybe it had worked... except that there was no iso or md5sum anywhere in /tmp. I found the mk_iso.sh script in the VL6-Light-Live folder and ran it. It created an empty iso. Thoughts anyone?
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2009, 09:11:51 am »

Ok, now I recall that there was an error message during the last run of vmklive. It said something about no more space or something. I have figured out that the /tmp directory is probably full. Since vmklive puts the files it makes in the /tmp folder, I figured I should do some cleaning. I tried to delete the files from the previous run of vmklive but it wouldn't let me do it. I can't even copy (completely anyway) the contents the boot and VL6-Light-Live folders to my home folder. So, how do I delete/copy files from the /tmp folder?
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2009, 02:55:27 pm »

Ok, I figured out how to delete and copy files from /tmp so I did that and ran vmklive again. It again ran all night and didn't finish making all the lzm files, the iso, or the md5sum. I found the files/folders that it had made and put them on a cd anyway to see if it would work or at least boot up. It didn't work. I also tried using the boot folder from a real, proven live cd instead of the one I had. Still didn't work. Any thoughts, help?
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2009, 08:23:47 pm »

Here are some steps I took to make my live cd's.
1. A fresh install.  Only used long enough to make the changes I wanted for building packages.
2. I installed only to a swap and root partition...no home partition.  That way, I don't risk making root to small and restricting the size of tmp.

The first I installed to a 20 gig partition on my computer and dual booted to it. From there I downloaded ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/Uelsk8s/vl-live-tools-1.0.6-i586-4vl59.tlz
and installed with installpkg.
I then just ran it from the menu.

The 2nd live cd I created from Vector 6.0 light running in Virtualbox.  Didn't really know if that would work but it did.  Same steps as above.
I really, don't know specifically where you are running into a problem, but maybe you can see a difference in how I did it and how you are doing it that will help.
Hope you can get it going.  It really does save time, and it was your idea after all. Grin
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