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VSIDO Build 2017
« on: January 17, 2017, 02:53:32 AM »
In a discussion that started here this space is reserved to discuss the build process

I will be keeping a journal of the process here

Phase III of this endeavor is completed with the above toolset added except for Firefox or any browser at all

These are the files needed to get to the goal of Phase III which was to have a build to the point of a fsarchive and add specific tools.. think of these as Silos now as development goes forward.. this is the repeatable process I never had to do what I have really wanted in testing different setups and builds. 

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xorg fluxbox lightdm spacefm lxappearance udevil medit xfce4-appfinder dbus-x11 bleachbit psmisc tint2 conky-all xfce4-terminal consolekit policykit-1 yad ncdu rsync squashfs-tools xorriso live-boot live-config live-boot-initramfs-tools live-config-systemd syslinux-common syslinux isolinux liblzo2-2 mtools libburn4 libisoburn1 libisofs6 libjte1 xdotool wmctrl gksu gparted live-tools user-setup xterm nitrogen mirage fsarchiver libcurses-perl libterm-readkey-perl libcurses-ui-perl libio-stty-perl libio-pty-perl libexpect-perl libnl-3-200 libpcsclite1 wpasupplicant scrot curl libgtk2-perl ntfs-3g p7zip-full xfsdump xfsprogs btrfs-progs btrfs-tools curlftpfs xfce4-screenshooter hardinfo bum grsync ssh-askpass lvm2 xarchiver fonts-liberation htop
and these refracta tools

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refractainstaller-base_9.1.9-1_all.deb
refractainstaller-gui_9.1.9_all.deb
refractasnapshot-base_9.3.4_all.deb
refractasnapshot-gui_9.3.4_all.deb

also included is the default VSIDO /etc/skel which is the default desktop ... and all /usr/local/bin tools (hakerdefo goodies included!)

There is also an attachment of current installed apps on the released VSIDO to use as a checklist for apps

First bit of news:

New builds using mini.iso .. built using advanced install options and only the base software (no DM) just to the point of a tty login

The initial sizes are

x32 = 212.6 MiB fsarchive
x64 = 204.3 MiB fsarchive

which is close to ISO sizing

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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 03:21:09 AM »
Next up: fluxbox and lxdm to get to a login
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 04:40:06 AM »
Ended up sticking with LightDM and here is an update...

I have built an x32 system to the level of lightdm, fluxbox, all of Xorg, spacefm, xfce4-terminal and xfce4-appfinder (f2 Run app) and the default /etc/skel and I would say 60% of the apps needed so far and refracta build suite. The remaining stuff though is the fat junk (Firefox and all of the media needed files)

First ISO build is a svelte 320 MiB ...  this is a good beginning but it did take all damned day and a LOT of brain bruising to remember shit I did 5 years ago to get things back as they are.. some are the same and others I shoehorned different ways

For me the hard part is done.. now it is just adding the basic tools to fill the menus ... I still have my doubts about whether this will be any smaller but it has been a fun challenge to get here
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 05:58:19 AM »
Once the build process is done and you have cleaned the house by,
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apt-get clean
apt-get autoclean
apt-get autoremove
dpkg --list | grep '^rcb' | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs dpkg -P
The following will list the installed packages by size,
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dpkg-query -Wf '${Installed-Size}\t${Package}\n' | sort -nOr if you use aptitude,
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aptitude -O installsize -F'%p %I' search '~i'Cheers!!!
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 06:00:51 AM »
Will do.. thanks mate!

What would be cool is if I could fsarchive this x32 bit and restore it.. (I can) and covert that to x64

That would save a shit ton of time... wishful thinking
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 12:30:53 AM »
Installed VSIDO 320 MiB and installed.. not a complete build but a enough to get an install ...

That's a small footprint... PackRat.. Now is when I need you to talk about what you would want as your base recovery CD and we build from there...

I could have the footprint stay right here and alter the login first run script to install the rest.. lot of possibilities..

I WANT INPUT!

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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 12:54:03 AM »
I want VSIDO...   :'(
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 01:09:42 AM »
For the the recovery CD, I just need the basic apps to edit text files and partition/format hard drives.

terminal (xterm is fine)
spacefm, udevil -> not sure about fuse
medit, nano
partitioning tools -> fdisk, cfdisk (I like the ncurses interface), the newer ones for gpt
gparted -> but with the file support for btrfs and xfs
ntfs-3g -> I have Windows machines  :'(
wget
curl
archive tool -> fsarchiver, p7zip-full
wicd -> or just ceni
firefox-esr -> not as buggy, doesn't get whacked by gtk

That's really all I can think of past the base system, coreutils stuff.

Do you use any specialty networking and forensics tools? Those are always handy to have. Hakerdefo probably has few favorites.

Just the basic gtk and icons, don't need any of the multimedia apps.
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 01:44:20 AM »
I want VSIDO...   :'(

+100  8)

VSIDO as is makes for a pretty good rescue/recovery/live session.
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 01:46:51 AM »
Have you ever tried to make a live session that boots inot RAM?

That's a handy feature sometimes.
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 01:46:57 AM »
I am slightly confused by this take on what I am doing

I am only strengthening what is already there..

As far as I know VSIDO is not changing at all

There may be some different build for specific reasons/users but I plan on going on with what is there for as long as it is supported
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 01:53:42 AM »
I thought you were making a mini iso with minimal X. The  the user can build from there.

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As far as I know VSIDO is not changing at all

One change I think you should consider is replacing mirage with geeqie. Is mirage even developed anymore? Geeqie was the image viewer that supported raw photo format wasn't it?
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 01:57:32 AM »
^ that is certainly one release I could put out..

Another is centered on your need for a specific recovery tool.. VSIDO now minus multimedia

This is also an exercise for me to have a better repeatable process and refine it .. at the same time I am building images with debian's live-build thanks to this epic DYI Distro How To from Ozitraveller

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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 02:22:47 AM »
^ that is certainly one release I could put out..

That's what I [overly/] inferred. You were thinking of releasing the mini iso - like Siduction and Salix do; minimal X then users build what they need.

A network forensics and penetration testing install entry in the menu would be interesting. Although a unstable distro based forensics build seems to be a bit too bleeding edge.
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Re: VSIDO Build 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 07:15:33 AM »
hello VastOne
Fond of the word bare.  Bare strenghth is not mini,minimal, basic, or minus anything.

I also find it odd to find "ESR" on experimental[SID] builds. not consistent, except your mention of stability as the sole browser- removing one risk variable, but not cutting edge testing.  we are the risk takers and testers.