[arch-dev-public] Additional Package ISOs
damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Thu Sep 27 21:22:53 EDT 2007
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.
| > 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.
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