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|0008158: Live-Builds Fail in Debian Environments
I followed the directions from https://www.kali.org/docs/development/live-build-a-custom-kali-iso/#non-kali-debian-based-environment to configure an Ubuntu Server instance to be able to produce the Kali ISO. It worked for a while, but has been failing since sometime in November. I tried building the same project from Kali and it works without issue. I have been needing to open this ticket for a while and been putting it off, so sorry if all the required information is not present; I can provide additional details as needed.
The end of the build.log file when the build fails on the Ubuntu system contains the following:
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|Steps To Reproduce
configure Ubuntu environment per instructions at https://www.kali.org/docs/development/live-build-a-custom-kali-iso/#non-kali-debian-based-environment
Just checking in. Is there anything else I can provide to aid with this report?
Is your git repo up-to-date? I think this issue has been fixed already.
If it's not fixed by updating the the live-build-config git repo, then it should be fixed by using the very latest versions of debian-cd and simple-cdd. Here i have simple-cdd 0.6.9 and debian-cd 3.1.36.
I am able to confirm that live-builds work as expected on Debian systems again. I believe the main fix for me was to update to the newest live-build Debian package that's pulled down from the https://http.kali.org/kali/pool/main/l/live-build/ directory.
BTW, the file 'live-build_20220505_all.deb' that is specified in the directions under https://www.kali.org/docs/development/live-build-a-custom-kali-iso/#non-kali-debian-based-environment needs to be updated to 'live-build_20230131+kali3_all.deb' on that page, but it does say you may need to double check if the files specified are the latest available, so that's probably not super urgent.
I updated the documentation to point to the latest file, thanks for pointing it out.
There was some work to update live-build and other related things these last two weeks. Now it's done, so everything is back to normal. Thanks for confirming that the issue is fixed for you!
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