Building From Source

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Before You Begin

The build script is tested and designed to run on Ubuntu 6.10 x86 but it can be changed to work on various platforms or at least to give others a starting point on how to do it. It'll be harder to port it to non deb based distributions since the software depends on many debian specific stuff but this i hope to be change over time.

Also since this script was written with a single goal in mind, to get everything done, i might left by mistake some lines of code that may not run on your computers (hardcoded paths and stuff like this) but i relay on you to at lease try to fix them before asking for help but if the problem is not so obvious i would gladly give you advices.

The Build Scripts

The build scripts are in sourceforge svn so to get them you will need subversion installed.

sudo apt-get install subversion
svn co

Before running the build script, i insist that you take a look over it so that you know what is doing and not run it blindly.

The main script that you need to run would be This script should checkout the svn for you, compile the source, build the packages, build an iso and everything else so you can end up with a usable linuxmce build. In this script you can find some functions that are called one by one to perform several operations, here's a short description:

  • Install_Build_Needed_Packages: This will install all the deb packages that you will need to build the sourcecode. Probably you will only need to run it once and comment it after the first run on
  • Create Diskless Archive: Runs a debootstrap to create a base filesystem for Diskless Media Directors. It's needed later when it'll be packed in a deb packages. You also don't need to run this every time but is safer to leave it uncommented so that the diskless archive will have the latest ubuntu updates.