Following the build instructions for 1.2 I was able to add a few packages to test building our own iso. What I can’t figure out is how to include packages from jessie-backports.
For instance I was trying to include nginx to act as a reverse proxy and ssl termination point. If I just pass nginx to
./configure --custom-packages="nginx htop" it does indeed add the package, but from the main repo. I really want to get an updated version of nginx as it includes features like udp load balancing too.
root@debian-jessie:~# apt-cache -t jessie-backports show nginx | grep -A 1 "Package: nginx" Package: nginx Version: 1.10.3-1+deb9u1~bpo8+2 -- Package: nginx Version: 1.6.2-5+deb8u5
I’ve only seen a few posts talk about this related topic and one even mentions they don’t know how to get packages from backports.
What I still missed to find out is how to make the build system install the “firmware-atheros” package from jessie-backports…
Secondly, As I understand it so far
/config is really the only directory where things are persisted between image upgrades. How would I go about moving my nginx configs
/etc/nginx here and stay through an upgrade?