[sword-devel] InstallMgr does not install modules in several conditions

yvand yvand.sword at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 10:29:27 MST 2013

Hi all,

I tried to install modules from command line (for first time).
Finally I found in the wiki some samples and manage to install modules!

But I think installmgr does not behave properly.
If you run :
     rm -r ~/.sword
     echo yes | installmgr -init
     echo yes | installmgr -r CrossWire
     echo yes | installmgr -rl CrossWire
     echo yes | installmgr -ri CrossWire KJV
It won't install KJV (try installmgr -l or diatheke) ! You will see no 
You need to create ~/.sword/mods.d and set $SWORD_PATH to ~/.sword !
In my opinion this is odd, installmgr should at least say "give me a 
directory in which I can work", output an error if mods.d does not 
exists and not download all the files...

Moreover the first 3 commands does uses ~/.sword automatically and 
creates subdirectories automatically...

I am running sword svn version.
Did I miss something? Is this a normal behaviour?


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