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Re: ITP: CPML and CXML alpha installer packages

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

> To simplify the process, I'd like to put together a set of "installer
> packages" based on the realplayer i386 package by Joey Hess and Brian
> Russo.  Each package would use debconf to prompt the user for the
> location of the RPM, then use an included rpm2cpio to extract the files,
> install them, and modify as necessary according to Thomas Weyergraf's
> email instructions (see the debian-alpha archive, "compiling" thread
> starting 10/25/2000), including stripping the libs (so the installers
> depend on binutils).

Woohoo!  Thank you for taking this one off of my "to do after sniffing
glue" list :-P

> I'd like for the installer to determine the processor type and abort if
> inappropriate, but don't quite know how.  Aside from that, I think it's
> ready to go, and I'll put up a CXML version in the next day or two.
> I'll upload by the end of the week if nobody gives a good reason not to.

I may be able to help with this.  Contact me off list tomorrow.  I think I
still have a small binary that can tell what CPU is in the machine that
you can compile and use during packaging.


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