[sword-devel] InstallMgr

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Thu May 14 18:29:51 MST 2009

> >> The (to my mind) greater issue is simply that it this system requires
> >> someone else to have already downloaded the most recent version of a module.
> >> The ZIPs are only created by the download servlet. Assuming our hope that
> >> people migrate to InstallMgrs comes true, fewer and fewer people will
> >> download ZIPs from the webpage, making it progressively less likely that the
> >> correct ZIP exists.
> >
> > I don't know the details of this mechanism, but a daily cron job on the
> > server itself that downloads all modules (to /dev/null, or worst case to a
> > temporary directory that is then deleted) would be a simple way to handle
> > this issue, and one that would generate zero network traffic (the downloads
> > would be over the lo interface of the server, no physical network traffic
> > over real network cables would happen).
> >
> > I suspect this is implementable as a one line shell script in
> > /etc/cron.daily/ that runs wget ?  Would you like me to come up with and
> > test such a script?
> for module in $(cat /usr/share/sword/mods.d./*.conf | grep -e
> '^\[.*\]$' | sed -e 's/\[(.*)\]/\1/'); do
>    installmgr -ri CrossWire $module;
> done
> You might have to check the sed script.  Not sure if that's what you
> mean or if it's something more like:
> for module in $(cat /path/to/zips); do
>       wget -O /dev/null ftp://path/to/file/$module;
> done
> But whatever.  It should be pretty trivial.

I believe what is needed is to request the raw zip files, not the
modules via ftp. wget would work for that, but I believe over http.


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