Relating to my question, I used UCK before, but Ubuntu Builder gives more control, so I tried it. It's interesting that Update Manager uses upgrade, not dist-upgrade. Anyway, the result is the same with both. I had the same result also with Customizer, so I concluded that the problem is with Cinnamon. Is there something we as users need to do during the procedure, or there must be something changed in the program?
There are other topics on remastering. There is some topic which might be similar to this problem viewtopic.php?f=90&t=110856
, and it says
I'm attempting to remaster a live cd, and have been successful in everything except the Cinnamon Desktop.
and the reply was
I just happen to do the exact same thing, except I was using the "mate" edition. I asked a question on another forum, then answered myself after I figured it out. Essantially, install mintconstructor from the repo's.
They mostly point to mintconstructor, starting from tutorial "How to remaster/respin Linux Mint ISO images" http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918
to topics such as: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=110763
But, with the new Mint 15 Olivia , there's no Mintconstructor available. Is it obsolete now?
Anyway, like in http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=60661
I couldn't get it to work, after I installed it in Olivia form Nadia repository. There are just errors "Failed to read file /root/root//...." and at the end I can see only "iso_name" file in "/root" folder (the same if placed in Home folder).
Some point to remastersys, such as viewtopic.php?f=90&t=74505&p=438978
says "after all the stuff some folks created for me I have decided to stop development of remastersys and it will no longer be available". It points to a fork at http://system-imaging.blogspot.com/
There is APTonCD in Mint Olivia and it looks to me like some supplemental CD source, so that we can use our original Mint ISO + APTonCD created ISO. Apart from 2 ISOs, this still means we have to install all the new packages from this CD.