Friday 28 September 2007, Jason Chu wrote: | On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 03:22:53AM +0200, Damir Perisa wrote: | > Friday 28 September 2007, Jason Chu wrote: | > | On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 01:59:00AM +0200, Damir Perisa wrote: | > | > Friday 28 September 2007, Aaron Griffin wrote: | > | > | * A small script which constructs a repo from a list of | > | > | packages, then runs mkisofs on it. This would allow | > | > | users to very easily create a CD or DVD full of packages | > | > | THEY want. | > | > | > | > +1 | > | > maybe in addition to the script, if the downloading needs | > | > to happen at school (windows, mac!) it is maybe helpful to | > | > provide in addition an easy xsl(mozilla) or java tool for | > | > this (platform independend). or we provide the script in | > | > all platform versions. or the script is run by webinterface | > | > and the iso file is generated on the server a priori to | > | > downloading it. | > | | > | -1 on the xsl or java tool at least initially. I'm not going | > | to write it or maintain it... it will have to stay in sync | > | with all the other code we have in pacman. | > | > not pacman but repositories. it would be a rewrite in java of | > pacman fetching and dependency resolving mechanism. | | And the repository generation code...
| > | > instead i have a conter-proposition: we need a prespecified | > | > repo on optical drive in pacman.conf (e.g. | > | > /media/mobilerepo/os/i686 or something like this) and then | > | > this huge additional medium has the repo at exactly this | > | > place. i think with a medium label kept unique and HAL you | > | > can make it mount automatically and always at | > | > /media/mobilerepo | > | | > | I do mind automounting the medium to a special place. If | > | someone needs to mount a repo DVD, there should be | > | instructions somewhere and it shouldn't be very hard to do | > | anyway (1. edit | > | /etc/pacman.conf 2. mount DVD). Doing something special to | > | access this DVD in a different place is a bad idea. | > | > i agree about the "special". the idea behind special is to be | > "same" for all archlinux installations. this way, the 1) edit | > pacman.conf would just mean removing the #, since every machine | > mounts the additional media with additional repo on the same | > place. the whole thing however is purely detail. i agree with | > you that making it very special is not needed... but if somebody | > has two optical drives, the disc will be HAL-mounted in | > /media/cd or /media/cd1 or wherever, but if you specify a rule | > on the label for example, then it will always be where we want | > it to be, making editing pacman.conf obsolete. | | Yeah, but the argument is changing a couple characters in a | commented out /etc/pacman.conf line or pre-configuring HAL to | mount a disk with a certain label in a different place. I really | think that the pacman.conf edit will be easier.