new setup.exe in cvs!

Michael Ring
Wed Jul 12 10:47:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000 13:25:29 -0400, you wrote:

>> I want to come up with some additions like logging the work of the
>> install scripts etc. (If it is not already included ;-)
>Not included yet, please go for it.  Remember to consider the case
>where we're installing off a CD-ROM, though.  The log should probably
>go in /var/log/setup.YYYYMMDD or something.  For download-only we can
>put the log in the current directory.

This is what I am planning:

log to /var/log/installation
provide some shell-functions in (perhaps) /etc/sysconfig that can be
sourced by the install-scripts. This should virtualize the logging and
error-handling. Also adding .info files could be handled here

Because cgf is worried about the performance of the login process I
will do some tests what is the fastest method of finding out if there
is something to update, either a
for file in ... loop
or a [ -f /etc/postinstall/update ] for an update flag that is set by
each package that wishes to be post-installed.

I will play arround a while and the provide a tar.gz file to you.
(This time tested on win98 ARGH...)


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