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README.md

penguins-eggs

Penguin's eggs are generated and new birds are ready to fly...

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Presentation

penguins-eggs is a console utility, in active development, who let you to remaster your system and redistribuite it as iso images or from the lan via PXE remote boot.

The scope of this project is to implement the process of remastering your version of Linux, generate it as ISO image to burn on a CD/DVD or copy to a usb key to boot your system. You can also boot your egg - via remote boot - on your LAN. You can easily install your live system with gui calamares installer or eggs cli installer.

All it is written in pure typescript, so ideally can be used with differents Linux distros. Yes, there are big differences about package manager used, but not so much in the way to work of bash and in the various programs used to build the iso.

penguins-eggs, at the moment 2021 febrary is a mature tool and is extremely usefull, You can easily create your personal customized iso or your organization/school version of Linux and deploy it on your LAN, give it to your friends as usb key or publish yours eggs in the internet!

Try penguins-eggs yes, it is a console utility - no GUI - but don’t be scared, penguins-eggs is a console command - really very simple - if you are able to open a terminal, you can use it and yours final users will enjoy of full gui and pratical installer to install your livecd.

Addons

Starting with version 7.6.x an addons architecture was been added to eggs, that allows third parties to develop extensions. Note that we currently have an extension for the theme that includes both calamares branding and installer link and icon. In addition, also as addon has been developed others addons, to chosen hoosing between GUI or CLI installation, adapt video resolution, etc.

yolk

yolk so called - staying on the subject of eggs - is a local repository included in the livecd that contains a minimum of indispensable packages during installation. Thanks to yolk, you can safely install your system without the need o an active internet connection.

Two great helpers!

I recently added two lightweight helpers integrated with eggs: mom and dad. While mom is a bash script with whiptail - and guides the user to the various commands and documentation. Dad is a short way to creating the iso: all you have to do is type in sudo eggs dad and follow simple instructions.

What distributions can I use?

Eggs is born on Debian strecth/buster, full support Debian bullseys, Devuan beowulf, Ubuntu focal, bionic and derivatives. I usually try it against Debian buster, Devuan beowulf, Linux Mint 19.3 tricia (bionic derivated) and Linux Mint 20 ulyana (focal derivated) before releases. I tried it successfully in LMDE 4 debbie, and deepin. Eggs, generally must work with all the derivates from that distros.

Some iso images remastered with eggs are in the sourceforge page of the project.

Packages

eggs is released as deb package and npm package. Most users need just deb version, if you already use nodejs the npm package can be installed too,

deb packages

eggs is released deb packages for i386 and amd64 architectures. Due the characteristic of eggs, they can installed in Debian, Devuan or Ubuntu based distros, withouth worries about different versions, except for the architecture. Lately was added scripts for preinst, postinst, prerm and postrm not presents in the original.

Install

This simplest way to install eggs is download the package eggs from sourceforge page of the project and install it

sudo dpkg -i eggs_7.7.33-1_amd64.deb

or, on a i386 system:

sudo dpkg -i eggs_7.7.33-1_i386.deb

update

The fastest way to use sudo eggs update and choose basket. Eggs let you to select the last 4 versions in the basket and install it.

sudo eggs update

Of course, if your distro include eggs in the repository, you can use apt too.

Note about deb packages You can use the same package for all distributions using deb, naturally choosing the appropriate architecture (i386/amd64).

npm packages

If you have nodejs installed, you can install penguins-eggs with the utility npm (node package manager).

Simply copy and past the following lines:

sudo npm config set unsafe-perm true

sudo npm i penguins-eggs@latest -g

update

sudo eggs update

Usage

$ npm install -g penguins-eggs
$ eggs COMMAND
running command...
$ eggs (-v|--version|version)
penguins-eggs/7.8.44 linux-x64 node-v15.14.0
$ eggs --help [COMMAND]
USAGE
  $ eggs COMMAND
...

Commands

eggs adapt

adapt monitor resolution for VM only

USAGE
  $ eggs adapt

OPTIONS
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose

ALIASES
  $ eggs adjust

See code: src/commands/adapt.ts

eggs autocomplete [SHELL]

display autocomplete installation instructions

USAGE
  $ eggs autocomplete [SHELL]

ARGUMENTS
  SHELL  shell type

OPTIONS
  -r, --refresh-cache  Refresh cache (ignores displaying instructions)

EXAMPLES
  $ eggs autocomplete
  $ eggs autocomplete bash
  $ eggs autocomplete zsh
  $ eggs autocomplete --refresh-cache

See code: @oclif/plugin-autocomplete

eggs calamares

calamares or install or configure it

USAGE
  $ eggs calamares

OPTIONS
  -f, --final    final: remove calamares and all it's dependencies after the installation
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -i, --install  install calamares and it's dependencies
  -r, --remove   remove calamares and it's dependencies
  -v, --verbose
  --theme=theme  theme/branding for eggs and calamares

EXAMPLES
  ~$ sudo eggs calamares 
  create/renew calamares configuration's files

  ~$ sudo eggs calamares -i 
  install calamares and create it's configuration's files

See code: src/commands/calamares.ts

eggs config

Configure eggs and install packages prerequisites to run it

USAGE
  $ eggs config

OPTIONS
  -c, --clean          remove old configuration before to create
  -h, --help           show CLI help
  -n, --nointeractive  assume yes
  -v, --verbose        verbose

ALIASES
  $ eggs prerequisites

EXAMPLE
  ~$ sudo eggs config
  Configure eggs and install prerequisites

See code: src/commands/config.ts

eggs dad

ask help from daddy - configuration helper

USAGE
  $ eggs dad

OPTIONS
  -c, --clean    remove old configuration before to create
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose

See code: src/commands/dad.ts

eggs export:deb

export deb/docs/iso to the destination host

USAGE
  $ eggs export:deb

OPTIONS
  -c, --clean  remove old .deb before to copy
  -h, --help   show CLI help
  --all        export all archs
  --amd64      export amd64 arch
  --armel      export armel arch
  --i386       export i386 arch

See code: src/commands/export/deb.ts

eggs export:docs

remove and export docType documentation of the sources in the destination host

USAGE
  $ eggs export:docs

OPTIONS
  -h, --help  show CLI help

See code: src/commands/export/docs.ts

eggs export:iso

export iso in the destination host

USAGE
  $ eggs export:iso

OPTIONS
  -c, --clean  delete old ISOs before to copy
  -h, --help   show CLI help

See code: src/commands/export/iso.ts

eggs help [COMMAND]

display help for eggs

USAGE
  $ eggs help [COMMAND]

ARGUMENTS
  COMMAND  command to show help for

OPTIONS
  --all  see all commands in CLI

See code: @oclif/plugin-help

eggs info

informations about system and eggs

USAGE
  $ eggs info

OPTIONS
  -c, --compressor  compressors list
  -h, --help        show CLI help
  -v, --verbose

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs info
  You will find here informations about penguin's eggs!

See code: src/commands/info.ts

eggs install

command-line system installer - the egg became a penguin!

USAGE
  $ eggs install

OPTIONS
  -c, --cli      force use eggs CLI installer
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose  verbose

ALIASES
  $ eggs hatch

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs install
  Install the system using GUI or CLI installer

See code: src/commands/install.ts

eggs kill

kill the eggs/free the nest

USAGE
  $ eggs kill

OPTIONS
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose  verbose

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs kill
  kill the eggs/free the nest

See code: src/commands/kill.ts

eggs mom

ask for mommy - gui helper

USAGE
  $ eggs mom

OPTIONS
  -h, --help  show CLI help

See code: src/commands/mom.ts

eggs produce

the system produce an egg: iso image of your system

USAGE
  $ eggs produce

OPTIONS
  -b, --basename=basename  basename
  -f, --fast               fast compression
  -h, --help               show CLI help
  -m, --max                max compression
  -n, --normal             normal compression
  -p, --prefix=prefix      prefix
  -s, --script             script mode. Generate scripts to manage iso build
  -v, --verbose            verbose
  -y, --yolk               -y force yolk renew
  --addons=addons          addons to be used: adapt, ichoice, pve, rsupport
  --release                release: configure GUI installer to remove eggs and calamares after installation
  --theme=theme            theme for livecd, calamares branding and partitions

ALIASES
  $ eggs spawn
  $ eggs lay

EXAMPLES
  $ sudo eggs produce 
  produce an ISO called [hostname]-[arch]-YYYY-MM-DD_HHMM.iso, compressed xz (standard compression).
  If hostname=ugo and arch=i386 ugo-x86-2020-08-25_1215.iso

  $ sudo eggs produce -v
  same as previuos, but with --verbose output

  $ sudo eggs produce -vf
  same as previuos, compression zstd, lz4 or gzip (depend from system capability)

  $ sudo eggs produce -vm
  same as previuos, compression xz -Xbcj x86 (max compression, about 10%
  more compressed)

  $ sudo eggs produce -vf --basename leo --theme debian --addons adapt 
  produce an ISO called leo-i386-2020-08-25_1215.iso compression fast,
  using Debian theme and link to adapt

  $ sudo eggs produce -v --basename leo --theme debian --addons rsupport 
  produce an ISO called leo-i386-2020-08-25_1215.iso compression xz,
  using Debian theme and link to dwagent

  $ sudo eggs produce -v --basename leo --rsupport 
  produce an ISO called leo-i386-2020-08-25_1215.iso compression xz, using eggs
  theme and link to dwagent

  $ sudo eggs produce -vs --basename leo --rsupport 
  produce scripts to build an ISO as the previus example. Scripts can be found
  in /home/eggs/ovarium and you can customize all you need

See code: src/commands/produce.ts

eggs remove

remove eggs and others stuff

USAGE
  $ eggs remove

OPTIONS
  -a, --autoremove  remove eggs packages dependencies
  -h, --help        show CLI help
  -p, --purge       remove eggs configurations files
  -v, --verbose     verbose

EXAMPLES
  $ sudo eggs remove 
  remove eggs

  $ sudo eggs remove --purge 
  remove eggs, eggs configurations, packages prerequisites

See code: src/commands/remove.ts

eggs think

adapt monitor resolution for VM only

USAGE
  $ eggs think

OPTIONS
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose

See code: src/commands/think.ts

eggs tools:clean

clean system log, apt, etc

USAGE
  $ eggs tools:clean

OPTIONS
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose  verbose

ALIASES
  $ eggs clean

See code: src/commands/tools/clean.ts

eggs tools:locales

install/clean locales

USAGE
  $ eggs tools:locales

OPTIONS
  -h, --help       show CLI help
  -r, --reinstall  reinstall locales
  -v, --verbose    verbose

See code: src/commands/tools/locales.ts

eggs tools:skel

update skel from home configuration

USAGE
  $ eggs tools:skel

OPTIONS
  -h, --help       show CLI help
  -u, --user=user  user to be used
  -v, --verbose

ALIASES
  $ eggs skel

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs skel --user mauro
  desktop configuration of user mauro will get used as default

See code: src/commands/tools/skel.ts

eggs tools:stat

get statistics from sourceforge

USAGE
  $ eggs tools:stat

OPTIONS
  -h, --help   show CLI help
  -m, --month  current month
  -y, --year   current year

ALIASES
  $ eggs stat

See code: src/commands/tools/stat.ts

eggs tools:yolk

configure eggs to install without internet

USAGE
  $ eggs tools:yolk

OPTIONS
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -v, --verbose

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs yolk -v

See code: src/commands/tools/yolk.ts

eggs update

update the penguin’s eggs tool

USAGE
  $ eggs update

OPTIONS
  -a, --apt      if eggs package is .deb, update from distro repositories
  -b, --basket   if eggs package is .deb, update from eggs basket
  -h, --help     show CLI help
  -n, --npm      if eggs package is .npm, update from npmjs.com
  -v, --verbose  verbose

EXAMPLE
  $ eggs update
  update/upgrade the penguin's eggs tool

See code: src/commands/update.ts

Terminal samples

terminal samples

That’s all Folks!

No need other configurations, penguins-eggs are battery included or better, as in the real, live is inside! :-D

More informations

There is user’s manual and same other documentation in documents folder of this repository.

Contact me via gitter, or open an issue on github.

Copyright (c) 2017, 2020 Piero Proietti, dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.