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

yvand yvand.sword at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 02:10:10 MST 2013

Thank your for your reply.
Indeed the order is detailed in the file INSTALL.
Never mind (I think installmgr should output an error, and I still don't 
understand why installmgr creates and uses ~/.sword/Installmgr, and is 
not able to create ~/.sword/mods.d...)

Le 28/10/2013 23:34, Troy A. Griffitts a écrit :
> Installmgr attempts to install modules to your primary SWORD module 
> folder. There is a priority order in which this folder is found. CWD 
> is higher priority, the SWORD_PATH env variable, some other locations, 
> and also location set in /etc/sword.conf. there's a readme somewhere 
> with the lookup order. My guess is that it was using /etc/sword.conf 
> and trying to install to /usr,/share/sword which you don't have 
> permission without sudo.
> Hope this helps.
> yvand <yvand.sword at gmail.com> wrote:
>     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
>     errors.
>     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?
>     Regards,
>     yvand
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