[sword-devel] 1.4.7 install on alpha page

Steven Boothe sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 30 May 2000 20:15:46 -0700

I'm sorry for sending such a simple question. I'm running linux now (as of about
a month) and I haven't installed sword/bibletime before. So I'm wondering, does
this announcement also mean that there will also be a desire for some testing
with linux, and if so, what steps would I need to take if I wanted to help
(given that I am invited to of course)?

My system:

Stock RH 6.2/KDE 1.1.2

I've so far downloaded and attempted to install the .24 rpm built for mandrake,
but have run into some small issues. Would anybody like me to report these?
Or should I just rpm -e and retry from a more recent build and report issues
with it?



On Sun, 28 May 2000, you wrote:
> Well,
>     I think we're about done.
>     We needed a new self-extracting packager that would run our setup
> program.  We have a new utility program we've dubbed: xtarra that will
> take a tar.gz file and make it an executable self-extractor and
> optionally store a command for execution after
> decompression/extraction.  We've packaged the new 1.4.7 sword install
> with it and it is up on the alpha site for testing.
> http://www.crosswire.org/sword/ALPHAcckswwlkrfre22034820285912/alpha/sword-win32-1.4.7.exe
>     One feature that needs to still be implemented:  WE NEED TO CLEANUP
> THE TEMP FILES.  Anyone have a good subroutine for deleting an entire
> folder and all its contents/subfolders in WIN32?
> You can try xtarra out for your own purposes.  It installs itself as the
> stub of the .tar.gz file, so you should be able to run:
> sword-win32-1.4.7.exe -help
> and use this program to create your own self-extracting executables.
> The command we use for a new sword install is:
> xtarra.exe sword.tar.gz sword-win32-1.4.7.exe "Disk
> Images/Disk1/setup.exe"
> If the install works correctly (and as soon as we add temp file
> cleanup), I think we're ready to ship!
>     -Troy.
Steven Boothe