Re: Slink-CD (Part II)
Since I haven't received any comment I have opened a bunch of bug
reports so the issues don't get lost.
Martin Schulze wrote:
> I've now used the script you've provided but had to change some parts
> and noticed some other oddities. Do you want me to file the bugs as
> bug reports so they get recorded and you get a reminder?
> 2. Is there any reason why slink-cd is not an official Debian package
> such as debian-cd and dpkg-multicd? I'd appreciate if it would be
> part of the standard distribution.
> 3. Since slink-cd doesn't really depend on lha but needs it only for
> m68k cds you should change the depends in a recommends or suggests
> line. lha is non-free thus slink-cd should not depend on it.
> 4. There is /usr/src/slink-cd/COPYING which is superflous.
> 5. In /usr/src/slink-cd/README, which should be in /usr/doc/slink-cd,
> you should mention how many free disk space is needed for the cd
> images. Are all binary discs discs built at the same time? Is
> free space for one enough? What about "memory" so save Packages
> 6. In /usr/src/slink-cd/README do a s/ustomise/ustomize/g (only in
> case my English isn't too bad)
> 7. Why isn't there an overall configuration file where one can list
> the position of the slink mirror, non-US, tmp dir etc.?
> 8. You write in /usr/src/slink-cd/README
> There is a patch for mkhybrid 1.12a4.7 included with this
> program. Grab the original source from
> http://www.ps.ucl.ac.uk/~jcpearso/mkhybrid.html or
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~stevem/DebianCD/ . There is also a
> statically-linked i386 binary at the latter site. You will also need
> to add the "-F" option to the mkhybrid command line for this sym-links
> hack to work.
> I wonder why the patch isn't included in mkhybrid as included with
> Debian / and forwarded upstream?
> 9. In /usr/src/slink-cd/README do a s/borken/broken/g
> 10. Why are executables placed in /usr/src/slink-cd instead of
> /usr/sbin/ or /usr/lib/slink-cd? Such as mklist, mklinks,
> pkg-order etc.
> 11. slink_cd isn't as flexible as I thought, one can't precopy the
> .mkisofsrc, patch will follow. The patch got bigger... It's
> 12. In slink_cd I miss the ability to add local scripts in order to
> give special design, files or whatever to the disc, added in my
> version. Check the patch for hook scripts.
> 13. I miss the ability to reconstruct the Contents file from scratch
> which looks proper to me if you create a 1 cd set or a set with
> additions (like Gnome 1.0) which are not present in regular slink.
> Patch will follow. Not done yet, too few time atm. FIXME
> 14. From what I analysed the slink_cd program doesn't create multicd
> discs as described in /usr/doc/dpkg-multicd/readme.txt.gz . I
> wonder why slink-cd doesn't use the proper multicd layout.
> 15. At least README.multicd misses a trailing newline
> 16. In /usr/doc/copyright a source URL is missing.
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