[Ichthux-devel] Sword texts
freddymartinez9 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 10:07:38 MST 2006
I willl agree with Raphael, speaking from experience the first time I used
sword I installed all the versions I could in English not knowing what I was
doing. If several people did that, it would be a bandwidth / storage space
killer. i also like the idea of using /usr/share for Sword.
On 11/30/06, Daniel Glassey <wdg at debian.org> wrote:
> On 30/11/06, Raphaël Pinson <raphink at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/30/06, Daniel Glassey <wdg at debian.org> wrote:
> > > On 30/11/06, Justus at piater.name <Justus at piater.name> wrote:
> [packaging more sword modules]
> > >
> > > IMHO the non-Debian installation is so easy now that they aren't
> > > needed. When I first made the packages I agreed that they would be
> > > enough because any more would be too much data to add to Debian. Also,
> > > some of the modules can only be distributed by crosswire because of
> > > the licences.
> > > Since them some other people have made modules for non-english texts
> > > which have been accepted into Debian but those need to be done on a
> > > case bycase basis.
> > >
> > > Afair the Ichthux team might be packaging some more modules for their
> > > distro so hopefully you can help them. I've cc'd them for ideas.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Daniel
> > Thank you for forwarding this Daniel.
> > Indeed, we have been packaging more modules in Ichthux. There are
> > reasons to do that.
> > Although the non-Debian installation (bookshelf manager in Bibletime for
> > example) is very easy, it doesn't allow to install modules system-wide
> > easily, so each user has to download their own texts and install them in
> > ~/.sword, which can obviously a space issue, especially on systems
> shared by
> > a lot of users (in a church for example). Another approach might be to
> > /usr/share/sword to belong to the sword group, let users in this group
> > to it and add this location to sword.conf...
> Or to have something like /opt/sword as an extra install place that is
> group readable.
> > Using packages also allowed us to create language packs for sword
> modules. I
> > have created a sword-language-packs package that generates metapackages
> > each supported language. These packages are then used in
> > to install sword texts in a language when the support for this language
> > selected and libsword6 is installed.
> > Eventually, it was also necessary for us to use packages to install
> > texts by default in Ichthux a proper way.
> > @Justus: I'd be happy to see the packages we've done in Ubuntu be
> > in Debian, and to see more modules packaged.
> btw the first thing you need to find is a Debian developer to be a
> sponsor for the packages who will be responsible for checking the
> packages and uploading them to Debian.
> @Raphael: could you put a list of the sword modules packaged in
> Ichthux onto the wiki? I can't remember if you have said that you
> checked the copyright on each of them to make sure you aren't
> distributing modules by mistake that can only be distributed by
> crosswire, but double-checking does no harm. I'm sure most of the
> copyright holders for those modules would be happy to give permission
> for Ichthux to distribute them as well, but just remember that that
> isn't DFSG free.
> btw I agree that packaging modules is a good idea for Ichthux.
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