Thanks for the assistance David. The package list is extremely helpful and I will take a much better look at it over the next few days as well as downloading ExeGNU and taking a look at TDE in a working state.
I agree regarding Remastersys. I stopped trying to use it ages ago. I have never really needed to look at refracta, I got a quick grip on LiveBuild and have stuck with it ever since, but I will because it never hurts to see the various ways the same outcome can be achieved.
Thanks again.

On 29 April 2014 11:02, David Hare <davidahare@...> wrote:
Re TDE-specific scripts for debian-live:

You will see more clearly if you inspect a recent ExeGNU image. (I am working on R14 now)

The package list is available separately at the same address. It uses selected TDE packages rather than the full tde-desktop. The image is <700MB but still very functional.

Essential custom (deb) packages, available at :

exegnu-snapshot (includes installer)

The installer dialogs are translation-ready but only done in English and Spanish so far.

Other custom debs are in that repo e.g. gtk-youtube-viewer (for wheezy and jessie/sid)

Much (Debian-) live-image-related info/discussion at

BTW TDE works fine at the moment in Sid but may not always.

Here is another way to do remasters:

Disclaimer: Use at your own risk..

IMO refractasnapshot is good, safe and maintained. Remastersys has had it's day.

Refracta-installer is more advanced than exegnu- but dialogs are not yet translation-ready.

There is also a more advanced live-usb installer (refracta2usb, forked from exegnu2usb and snapshot2usb) which can set up multiboot, persistence and other things unetbootin cannot.

Both installers can use zenity but zenity is (IMO) crippled gtk3 bloat; yad is needed for full functionality.


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