Modifying the build

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VyOS 1.2.0 build system is much more flexible, but needs to be documented.



There's a number of tunable parameters in VyOS build.

Build types

There are two types of VyOS build: development and release. They are switched with ./configure options.

Development build is selected if no other options given to ./configure.

Development build has the following features:

  • Version is set to "999.$branch.$(date +%m%d%H%M)"
  • All locally built submodules have 999 versions so they have priority over anything fetched from the repos

Release build is enabled with --with-community-build (soon to be replaced with --with-release-build for clarity). The version is taken from "livecd/templates/community/version" file. Place a numeric version there (e.g. "0.0.1"), product name and build metadata will be appended automatically during the build.

Kernel flavor

For 32-bit image you can select normal or virt kernel flavor with --with-kernel-flavor=[586-vyatta|586-vyatta-virt]

Build by

This is the "Built by:" field in "show version" output. It's selected according to the following rules:

  1. If "livecd/buildby" file exists, its contents is used. E.g. "echo prod_rel_team > livecd/buildby".
  2. If it doesn't exist, but user email is configured in git, $(git config user.email) is used.
  3. If it's not configured, $USER@contributors.vyos.net is used (or $SUDO_USER, if sudo is used)

Adding or removing packages

In "livecd/config.vyatta/chroot_local-packageslists" directory, edit "vyatta-extra.list" (or "vyatta-full.list") and add your package.