Re: CD Creation Tool
> This alone is not accepted as reason for being faster. It just shows your
> dislike of make.
No... Both are features... it's fast _and_ there are no Makefiles... :)))
I don't dislike make... But I don't use it for programming scripts...
It's really okay for the purpose it was built for ...
The purpose of the make utility is to determine automati-
cally which pieces of a large program need to be recom-
piled, and issue the commands to recompile them.
But I don't use it for creating cd's :)))
And perl is _really_ easy to modify I think... (What do you think??)
> How fare have you gone?
hmmm... It's able to create cd's for all architectures (but it works only on
a filesystem (also nfs) but it's not able to create cd's off an http or ftp
> That's something we don't know currently. Can you provide me with the
> current snapshot of your tool? Perhaps r/o access to your CVS repository?
Think that's possible in a few days when we have applied all modifications
we want to make to the program and we create a CVS repository ...
(because it started one night when we wanted to create a debian-alpha
cd-rom... :))) so it wasn't really important to have a cvs repository until
now... and it's stored on 3 different computers and we have to put the
together and import it to the cvs repository...)
> This comes to my mind as requirements:
thanks for these things. If you have some other ideas please let us know!!
We are very interested in these things!!
> . Different configuration files for cd-roms
> . Automatic creation of directories, links
> . Copying / hardlinking of files
> . Creation of Packages and Packages.cd files
> . Maybe creation of Contents- files
> . Creation of additional files
> . Splitting the distribution according to some to-be-defined rules
> . Correct handling of binary-$arch and binary-all dirs
> . Multiarchitectuer
> . Ways to create botable cd's / not-bootable ones
> . Ways to create cd nr. n from the whole set of m cd's
. Creating cd's from an http or ftp server (?)
. Reading the different cdrom sizes from a file (the user only tells
the program which cd he uses...)
What we need:
. rules for "official" debian standard cd-roms
. A general installation procedure which installs from multiple
mediums I think. Because it'd be possible then to install from DVD,
ZIP, or JAZ then...
don't know more at the moment. Please mail all your comments and ideas to