[sword-devel] Why Sword?

Brook Humphrey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 05:48:37 -0800

On Monday 11 February 2002 04:00, you wrote:
> On 11 Feb 2002 at 21:11, David White sent forth the message:
> > - When downloading modules, there are two types of downloads, "raw", and
> > "windows". I suggest there should be a download in .tar.gz format,
> > called a "unix" download. It should contain a Makefile, which will
> > automatically install the module, rather than requiring the user to know
> > where to put the files.
> Good idea, just need to decide where to put the files. I assume
> /usr/share/sword is the right place since that fits the FHS?
> It also needs work on the website jsp that puts the modules together.
> > - It would also be good to have RPMs, as this is a widely used format
> > under Linux.
> again that's a good idea. I've written scripts that automatically create
> DEBs for all the modules, but I don't know anything about how to do that
> for RPMs.
The rpm's are not a problem I can do them And had done a set of them before. 
They have been on ftp.crosswire for a long time. Probably two years or so. 

> If someone could write a generic instructions for one module I could hack
> it together with the other scripts to build all at the same time maybe.
> (if/when the scripts get onto the new server)
> Oh, and there's the same issue as above about where to install files.
> hth,
> Daniel
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