Feature proposal: debootstrap and more OS theming options

Asked by Matus

Hi there. Can you use debootstrap because with debootstrap, you can have better control over your custom OS. And can be independent site on cubic to do more theming options because I tried to force to apply the theme and icon theme when you open bash (I put it in .bashrc file) and it does not worked at all. So can you add debootstrap dependency into that control file and that independent theming site to the cubic?


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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said :


You can fully customize your OS using the command-line in Cubic.
Remember, this is just a set of files that you have root access to.

In order to modify your theme, you should ~not~ modify the .bashrc file.
(Even if you did, the file in ~ is the .bashrc file for the root account, so modifying it will have no effect. The .bashrc file, for all new users that are created when the customized OS is booted, is in /etc/ske/).

Instead of modifying .bashrc, try the techniques described in these answers:

Cubic uses a completely isolated "chroot-like" container; this protects you host OS from inadvertent changes. Just keep in mind, Cubic's Terminal environment is not a "running" OS-- it is simply a Linux file system, so you can't rely on running services to modify configurations and files on your behalf-- you have to do it yourself.

By modifying the correct files, you can customize just about any aspect of your OS. In fact, there are already some unique Ubuntu derivatives available on the web, with different themes and window managers, that use Cubic to create them.

If you research the correct files to modify, you can do just about anything you want to. There are some very good questions and answers on this site that can help with that, although I know the search feature isn't the best. However, the above two links should get you started.

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