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Old 01-23-2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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How do i decompile backbox and add a program

I want to decompile backbox and not mess any thing up and I want to add a rendering program from one of the other unbuntu based distros. but I have no idea how to do it.

I am on windows vista home P

please tell me what tools i need and what I need and how to do it please.


I need to know how to recompile it so it works.

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Old 01-23-2017, 05:39 PM   #2
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never heard of back box, but i would start by grabbing the source, a google search should turn up the download/homepage
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From their site.
It's hacker friendly

If you'd like to make any change/modification, in order to suite to your purposes, or maybe add additional tools that is not present in the repositories, nothing could be easier in doing that with BackBox. Create your own Launchpad PPA, send your package to dev team and contribute actively to the evolution of BackBox Linux.

That doesn't sound too easy to me.

Generally you can modify a live media by taking the squashed image and copying it over to a linux folder and then you mount it and add in packages. May have to make the system normal as opposed to live and then add in packages. Then you squash back the files and makeiso.

That doesn't sound easy to me either.

If I had windows, I'd either make a free virtual machine running linux to play with this or I'd make a live usb normal install to work on this. Either way, I don't easily see a way to install a package to an iso unless your program or package has no interaction with distro. I forgot that name but it is like a compiled program that includes all the resources for it to run. Generally you let the distro offer some programs to assist running.

That doesn't sound easy to me either.

Might ask on the blackbox site to see if someone there would make this change.
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Originally Posted by Kawar View Post
I want to decompile backbox
there's no need to "decompile" something that is open source.
just use the source.


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