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Re: [DotGNU]DotGNU 0.1 CD-ROM Layout - Request for Comments

From: Chris Smith
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]DotGNU 0.1 CD-ROM Layout - Request for Comments
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 10:44:43 +0100
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On Monday 08 September 2003 07:13, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> The following is a proposed directory structure.  Please comment on this to
> suggest improvements:

Looks good.

> * packages directory
> deb/
> rpm/
> windows/
> mac/
> ...

Do you want to sub-divide these on software component?  pnet, dgee etc

How about a 'run from CD' installation of pnet and dgee (as far as possible)?
We could do the install under /usr/local/dotgnu and have this on the CD.
To use this the 'user' would need to symlink /usr/local/dotgnu to 
/mnt/cdrom/usr/local/dotgnu/<architecture> or similar.

I appreciate this idea may be a little over the top, and of course we'd have 
to decide whether to put all supported OS's on the disc or just the main 

or something, but anything cscc compiled is cross platform anyway :o) so 
duplication is relatively low.

There would of course be a couple of sysadmin things for the user to do to get 
the 'run for cd' working, (paths, ldconfig, a bit of apache etc) - but I 
think this may offer a lightweight approach to encourage interest.
The learning curve for the 'installer' is paractically zero to get going.

In fact, if someone is downloading the iso-image, then they can mount it using 
the loopback device, do the symlink etc and they're off.


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