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Thu, 09 Nov 2000 20:36:35 +0100
I have made the first release of the GNUstep Linux distro LS or
Downloads are available from:
currently in the dev directory.
The homepage of LS can be found at:
To install this development version, download all packages from the
Binaries tree and the dirs.sh script from the Scripts tree.
Mount a harddisk or partition of about 600 Mb.
now run the dirs.sh with the path to the mountpoint as a parameter like:
Now cd /mnt/LS
and untar etc.tar.gz, root.tar.gz, man.tar.gz, infopages.tar.gz,
dev.tar.gz and linux.tar.gz
Then cd /mnt/LS/etc/rc.d/install.d
In this directory you'll find all install scripts needed to get a up and
running system (as long as I did not make any mistakes ;)
The scripts syntax is ./scriptname <path to binaries> <path of system
So, let's assume you have downloaded the binaries in /root/download and
you mounted the new partition/hd on /mnt/LS, then you would do:
./script.sh /root/download /mnt/LS
This will install everything. I intend to write a setup.sh script that
will automate this, but this will do for the moment.
This is system works at my system, but is not garanteed to work, not
even to correctly boot. This is just a development tree in it's very
Everything is compiled with pentium optimization, so don't install it on
a system less then pentium.
To get X working download the XFree86 binaries and use their installer.
Now you are ready to compile the GNUstep snapshots. I didn't see the use
in supplying a compiled snapshot when this linux distro was still
unstable. Everything else should be there even libobjc...
Well that's it for now. Let me know what goes wrong, 'cause I am sure I
have forgotten things ;) Just to make you feel more comfortable.
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