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.
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 11/30/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Daniel Glassey</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On 30/11/06, RaphaŽl Pinson <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>> On 11/30/06, Daniel Glassey <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>><br>> > On 30/11/06,
<a href="mailto:Justus@piater.name">Justus@piater.name</a> <<a href="mailto:Justus@piater.name">Justus@piater.name</a>> wrote:<br>[packaging more sword modules]<br>> ><br>> > IMHO the non-Debian installation is so easy now that they aren't
<br>> > needed. When I first made the packages I agreed that they would be<br>> > enough because any more would be too much data to add to Debian. Also,<br>> > some of the modules can only be distributed by crosswire because of
<br>> > the licences.<br>> > Since them some other people have made modules for non-english texts<br>> > which have been accepted into Debian but those need to be done on a<br>> > case bycase basis.
<br>> ><br>> > Afair the Ichthux team might be packaging some more modules for their<br>> > distro so hopefully you can help them. I've cc'd them for ideas.<br>> ><br>> > Regards,<br>> > Daniel
<br>><br>><br>> Thank you for forwarding this Daniel.<br>><br>> Indeed, we have been packaging more modules in Ichthux. There are various<br>> reasons to do that.<br>><br>> Although the non-Debian installation (bookshelf manager in Bibletime for
<br>> example) is very easy, it doesn't allow to install modules system-wide<br>> easily, so each user has to download their own texts and install them in<br>> ~/.sword, which can obviously a space issue, especially on systems shared by
<br>> a lot of users (in a church for example). Another approach might be to set<br>> /usr/share/sword to belong to the sword group, let users in this group add<br>> to it and add this location to sword.conf...<br>
<br>Or to have something like /opt/sword as an extra install place that is<br>group readable.<br><br>> Using packages also allowed us to create language packs for sword modules. I<br>> have created a sword-language-packs package that generates metapackages for
<br>> each supported language. These packages are then used in language-selector<br>> to install sword texts in a language when the support for this language is<br>> selected and libsword6 is installed.<br>><br>
> Eventually, it was also necessary for us to use packages to install sword<br>> texts by default in Ichthux a proper way.<br>><br>> @Justus: I'd be happy to see the packages we've done in Ubuntu be included<br>
> in Debian, and to see more modules packaged.<br><br>btw the first thing you need to find is a Debian developer to be a<br>sponsor for the packages who will be responsible for checking the<br>packages and uploading them to Debian.
<br><br>@Raphael: could you put a list of the sword modules packaged in<br>Ichthux onto the wiki? I can't remember if you have said that you<br>checked the copyright on each of them to make sure you aren't<br>distributing modules by mistake that can only be distributed by
<br>crosswire, but double-checking does no harm. I'm sure most of the<br>copyright holders for those modules would be happy to give permission<br>for Ichthux to distribute them as well, but just remember that that<br>isn't DFSG free.
<br><br>btw I agree that packaging modules is a good idea for Ichthux.<br><br>Regards,<br>Daniel<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>Ichthux-devel mailing list<br><a href="mailto:Ichthuxfirstname.lastname@example.org">
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