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Hi all. I've had an idea bouncing around my head for a while about making a custom debian of sorts. The only thing is I don't know what I need to research to get it done. If someone could let me know if it's possible, and maybe give me a couple tips I would really really appreciate it. So here it is.
What i was wanting to do, was install a debian sarge system, and then use 'apt-get source' to recompile EVERY package with custom compile flags, and create packages for everything. I then want to make an iso with my custom debian (to install on a bunch of systems) and host the packages on a server, apt-getting the updated packages every 3-6 months to create new packages for everything so all the systems can 'apt-get dist upgrade' from my server, as well as creating an updated iso i can reinstall or install on new machines.
So is this even possible?? It will mostly be for servers and business machines. I would want it to be fairly automatic. Are pretty well all sources available on debian servers?? I know some proprietary stuff won't, but are the sources for all the packages that make up debian available??
thanks a lot haimeltjnfg. I was thinking about using gentoo, but i need all the machines to be able to update quickly, without having to recompile. So ideally i would use debian's package management for everything. Thanks again.