[sword-devel] Why Sword?

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 16:29:42 -0000

On 11 Feb 2002 at 16:56, Martin Gruner sent forth the message:

> > 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 problem here is that you have diffenent locations and different 
> installation methods. Once somebody starts to mix them, he'll get into 
> trouble.

why would he get into trouble? We need to support more than one location anyway (hard 
disk and cdrom) at the minimum. If we don't do that already, it needs fixed.

> Therefore I suggest ONE location, and ONE method, which should be a 
> good installmgr imo. Would even be easier than installing a bunch of rpms.

I agree that using a good installmgr would be easier than installing rpms by hand. But 
does that mean that people shouldn't be able too.

And the installmgr should be able to handle a multiuser system. You should be able to 
install for yourself only, or systemwide. That means 2 locations, one method.
If you already have 2 locations which this requires, then the third (rpm and deb 
maintained modules) shouldn't be any more of a problem.

Regards :)

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