Re: Applixware / Packaging Proprietary Software
i don't under stand your problem.
what's wrong with /opt/ApplixWare ?
the problem is, there is no good support for /opt.
I could think of :
- "linkfarm" script to maintain /opt/bin, /opt/man, /opt/lib
- resource collection (menu entries, xpm files etc) with a script
to scan /opt and add these entries.
(and a manuel method, if that doesn't work).
- "help" to install packages in /opt.
- interface to dpkg dependencies. something to say
"you don't know, but there is a XXX installed."
my /opt holds currently ca. 10 programs, with an increasing number.
dependencies are not a problem, i live without for these packages.
but maintaining symlinks, creating menu entries etc. is a pain.
and here you could help. i don't like the installer packages, because
they are not universal.
after recompiling i could - maybe - use an installer for netscape.
but can the installer handle ns3 + ns4 + comm4 + ns4.04j2.
installing each in it's own /opt dir, and symlinking is easier.
where you could realy help me, is to maintain the symlinks, create and
manage menu's etc.
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