[sword-devel] Why Sword?

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 14:10:54 -0000

On 11 Feb 2002 at 5:46, Brook Humphrey sent forth the message:

> One of two things could be done to make things easier:
> 1) I could make a new set of rpm's for all the modules. In this way no one 
> whould have to worry about weather or not they are in rpm form.
> 2) An install manager could be programed that whould allow the install or 
> updating of modules. This could be run the first time bibletime is run or 
> downloaded sepperately. It whould allow files to be installed in either the 
> sword mods directory or if there is no root access or they prefer otherwise 
> the modules could be installed in the useres home directory under .sword.

Personally I would prefer 3 places for linux.
the main sword mods directory (/usr/share/sword) for system installed modules (rpms 
and debs)
/usr/local/sword for modules installed by installmgr and untaring by root.
home directory under .sword for users.

or at least, this is the way it has to be for debian so could it please be supported.

> The short term and maybe fastest way whould be to make the rpm's but I'm not 
> shure I have the time for the constant updates. I could get the ones out that 
> are available now but not worry about anything else untill makes it into the 
> main repository. 

That is why I'm suggesting automating that process with a script. Once it is written you 
don't have to worry about it again.

>The disadvantage to this is that two different instalation 
> methods are required one for windows and one for linux.

Using rpms/debs is no different from using the windows installer exes. It's just an 
alternative way of installing things to the installmgr.
So (1) can be done now, and (2) could be worked on.


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