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I want to create a custom ubuntu ISO (This ISO will contain all the packages with the latest updates released till date). Something along the lines of

  • Take the pristine ubuntu ISO
  • Download the updates from some ubuntu update repositories
  • Re-create the ISO?

How should I go about this?

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are you trying to create an up-to-date LiveCD? or simply a CD ISO with the package updates? – quack quixote May 25 '10 at 0:34
    
I want to create an ISO with all the packages, and latest updates under main, and restricted components. BTW I don't see the packages (*.deb) on the repository URL us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/main. For example I can view all the latest rpms for CentOS on mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5/updates/x86_64/RPMS – user38185 May 25 '10 at 0:54
    
It does not needs to be a live CD. – user38185 May 25 '10 at 1:10
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I will be using the server ISO, which is not a live CD – user38185 May 25 '10 at 22:56

Canonical runs daily builds for most of their Ubuntu releases.

Here is Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS): http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/lucid/daily/current/

For other images/versions look at the home directory of that website.

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Ubuntu has Simple-CDD in its repos. At least for me, it does not seem to be working with Ubuntu though.

The Ubuntu Wiki has instructions about CD customization but I could not get custom GPG key working. In order to solve this, have a look at this Unix.SE answer.

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Here's a couple of possibilities:

  • Ubuntu Customization Kit

    Ubuntu Customization Kit is a tool that helps you customizing official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. You can add any package to the live system, for example language packs, or applications.

  • Live CD Customization on the Ubuntu Wiki

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Thanks for the pointers. uck looks good. I will give it a try. – user38185 May 25 '10 at 0:55

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