I'm the current maintainer of getlive in Debian. The package includes some useful patches written by Tyler Trafford. It would be great if you applied them so we don't diverge from your code.
These are the patches:
- configfile.diff: make the --config-file parameter optional, and provide a default for it.
- downloaded.diff: provide a default for DownloadedIdsFile.
- usage.diff: fix the usage text
Also included, a manpage based on "Manual", also prepared by Tyler.