simple-cdd - create customized debian-installer CDs

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename simple-cdd_0.6.7_all.deb
Package name simple-cdd
Package version 0.6.7
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category misc
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Simple-CDD Developers <>
Download size 33.55 KB
Installed size 123.00 KB
Simple-CDD is a limited though relatively easy tool to create a
customized debian-installer CD.
It includes simple mechanisms to create "profiles" that define common
system configurations, which can be selected during system
installation. Simple-CDD also makes it easy to build CDs with
language and country settings pre-configured.
This can be used to create a crude "Custom Debian Distribution" using
packages from Debian, with pre-configuration of packages that use
debconf.  Custom configuration scripts can be specified to handle
packages that don't support debconf pre-configuration.
Testing CD images with qemu is also made simple with a provided


Package Version Architecture Repository
simple-cdd_0.6.7_all.deb 0.6.7 all Debian Main
simple-cdd - - -


Name Value
dctrl-tools -
debian-cd >= 3.1.15
lsb-release -
python3 -
python3-simple-cdd -
reprepro -
rsync -
wget -


Type URL
Binary Package simple-cdd_0.6.7_all.deb
Source Package simple-cdd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install simple-cdd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install simple-cdd




2019-05-29 - Vagrant Cascadian <>
simple-cdd (0.6.7) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* Remove invalid contact information from README.
* Output command run on gpg verification failure rather than passing an
undefined variable. (Closes: #919572, #929651).  Thanks to Vladislav
Tsendrovskii and Marc Fargas for the reports.
* Do not fail when expired keys are present in the keyring.
(Closes: #928703, #929193). Thanks to Sebastien Delafond and Pradeep
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* Add back support for qemu_opts (Closes: #929660, #929636).
* Update qemu configuration from -std-vga to -vga std.
* Update example simple-cdd.conf and simple-cdd.conf.detailed, removing
obsolete options and adjusting options requiring variables.
(Closes: #909561).
[ Dirk Mayer ]
* added --batch param to gpg calls (Closes: #918102).
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* Update ltsp profile:
- Use defaults for ltsp-client-builder.
- Do not configure NFS, no longer used by default.
- Use "ltsp-config dnsmasq" as it is the preferred DHCP server.
* Update test profile:
- Add preseeding to avoid asking to set up another CD.
- Use preseeding to select default boot device.
- Update arguments for non-graphical console.
- Allow rebooting for initial boot test.
* Update default profile:
- Update question to avoid asking to set up another CD.
* Update router profile:
- Update default example ethernet interface.
2018-04-22 - Vagrant Cascadian <>
simple-cdd (0.6.6) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Jack Henschel ]
* Add support for relative paths for "all_extras" and document the
change (Closes: #882595).
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* Add a workaround for arm64 not including kernel params with older
versions of debian-cd.
* Patch debian-cd apt configuration to allow unsigned repositories.
(Closes: #879642)
* Set DEBVERSION based on CODENAME by getting release information from
distro-info-data (Closes: #894209).
* Finish transition away from "wget" by naming "wget" methods to
* Change variable name wget_debian_mirror to files_debian_mirror.
* debian/control:
- Set Priority to optional.
- Update to Standards-Version 4.1.4.
- Add Build-Depends on dh-python.
- Update Vcs-* to use
- Update Maintainer field.
* Update to debhelper compatibility level 11.
* Use dpkg include file to get the package version in
* debian/copyright:
- Update to use https url for the Copyright-Format.
- Update years on copyright information.
2017-05-15 - Vagrant Cascadian <>
simple-cdd (0.6.5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* Switch to using urllib instead of calling wget.
- Only re-download files if known checksums do not match.
- Explicitly set http_proxy in the environment.
- Verify "mirror_files" to download with archive's "extrafiles", a
signed list of checksums.
- Switch default mirror to and default protocol to
http (Closes: #861198).
- Many thanks to Enrico Zini for code review and improvements.
* Update kernel package selection for i386.
* Add stanzas to pull in required, important and standard packages for
security, updates and proposed-updates when enabled.
* Fix bug causing tracebacks when checksum or file size verifications
2017-01-17 - Vagrant Cascadian <>
simple-cdd (0.6.4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Vagrant Cascadian ]
* tools/build/debian-cd: Set wget variable, which is used to download
d-i daily images.
* Default to enabling security and updates mirrors, and remove
use_*_mirror booleans.
[ Boskovits, Gabriel ]
* Add patch to support BOOT_TIMEOUT with grub2.
[ Enrico Zini ]
* Tested reading booleans from .conf files, and fixed parsing their

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