[arch-dev-public] Additional Package ISOs
damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Fri Sep 28 01:58:35 EDT 2007
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.
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