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Subtitle: Or I've screwed (Which is more than likely ;-)


I'm trying to add some custom apt sources via customize_image.sh. They appear to be being added, but they are then deleted again.


# This is the image customization script
# NOTE: It is copied to /tmp directory inside the image
# and executed there inside chroot environment
# so don't reference any files that are not already installed


# add TV Headend
echo "deb http://dl.bintray.com/tvheadend/deb jessie release" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimo.list
wget apt.nimo.co.uk/conf/tvheadend.key 
cat ./tvheadend.key |apt-key add -
#rm ./tvheadend.key

#Add NIMO GPG key
echo "deb http://apt.nimo.co.uk/'>http://apt.nimo.co.uk/ nimo main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimo.list
wget apt.nimo.co.uk/conf/nimo.gpg.key 
cat ./nimo.gpg.key | apt-key add -
#rm ./nimo.gpg.key

#Add nimobridge setup program
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y install nimoapsetup nimocoresetup

case $RELEASE in
	# your code here
	# your code here
	# your code here

When apt-get -y update is run by the build process it appears to find my repository and is happy.

Get:1 http://apt.nimo.co.uk nimo InRelease [1,474 B]
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease                    
Get:2 http://apt.nimo.co.uk nimo/main armhf Packages [937 B]                                                          
Get:3 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease [136 kB]                                                               
Ign http://httpredir.debian.org jessie InRelease                                
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Sources                                            
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib Sources                                 
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free Sources                               
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie Release.gpg                             
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main armhf Packages         
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib armhf Packages                                                
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie Release                                                                      
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free armhf Packages                         
Ign http://apt.nimo.co.uk nimo/main Translation-en_GB                             
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib Translation-en                          
Ign http://apt.nimo.co.uk nimo/main Translation-en                                
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Translation-en                             
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free Translation-en   
Get:4 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/main Sources [2,296 B]                                          
Get:5 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/main armhf Packages/DiffIndex [367 B]
Get:6 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]                  
Get:7 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib armhf Packages [32 B]                
Get:8 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/non-free Sources [32 B]                    
Get:9 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/non-free armhf Packages [32 B]               
Get:10 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]
Get:11 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/main Translation-en [2,506 B]
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main Sources                           
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/contrib Sources                                          
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/non-free Sources                                         
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main armhf Packages                
Get:12 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie-updates/non-free Translation-en [14 B]
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/contrib armhf Packages               
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/non-free armhf Packages    
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en
Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en

Which leads me to believe that nimo.list is being created and that the keys are being added correctly.


However when I copy the final .raw file to an SD card and look at it, /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimo.list has gone as well as the two key files which as far as I understand it should be in /tmp


This is my first attempt at using customize_image.sh so there may be other things going on which I haven't taken into account yet.

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What options did you use for building (especially CLEAN_LEVEL)? Maybe image building failed and you checked previous version without your customizations.


/tmp directory is not copied into the image, but apt-key stores added keys somewhere in /var, I believe, so you don't need them in /tmp after installation.

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I've have just looked at the last SD card that I burned last night and everything looks to be in place now.

I was having trouble with an SD card so I switched to a new one. I'm guessing the old card was not being written properly for some reason.


Sorry about that, all appears to be good now :-)


Thanks for the hint regarding /tmp not being copied into the image, I didn't know that. It makes sense for it not to be copied, but it might be worth adding a note to the comment at the top of the script.

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I'm having trouble getting this working, I compile images just fine on Ubuntu 14.04.


I renamed the customize-image.sh.template to customize-image.sh


Then I added my custom commands



git clone https://github.com/blindpet/MediaServerInstaller /root/HTPCGuides

Tried also without renaming the template file and still nothing. On earlier versions of the build script I did this in another way but it seems to be deprecated.

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I renamed the customize-image.sh.template to customize-image.sh


Then I added my custom commands


Tried also without renaming the template file and still nothing. On earlier versions of the build script I did this in another way but it seems to be deprecated.

You don't need to edit anything in lib/ directly. In fact it's better that you reset or remove lib directory so your changes don't prevent pulling future updates.


You shoud use "customize-image.sh" conviniently (auto) copied to "userpatches/". Because it is copied only if it doesn't exist already, your changes in lib/scripts didn't have any effect.



Is git installed at that point? Bear in mind that customize-image.sh uses tools installed in the target image NOT the hosts tools. Unless Armbian is already installing git you will most likely need to do something like this:

Yes, git should be installed at this point.

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