[sword-devel] InstallMgr

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu May 14 18:37:19 MST 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Matthew Talbert <ransom1982 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> 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.

wget will pull over http or ftp.  It's ca-raze-ey like that! :O

Where is the list of all the files that need to be pulled?


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