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> In message <email@example.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >i am interested in downloading seul
> Currently, SEUL is a project to advocate Linux for end-users, rather than
> a project to actually build a distribution. However, we are working with
> Project Independence (http://www.independence.seul.org/) to build a
> distribution to help put some of our ideas into practice. Basically,
> Independence is currently a set of RPMs that can be installed on top of
> RedHat 5.2 (www.redhat.com).
The website is grossly outdated. I will install new pages today if
> >however, i have some doubts :
> >1. do i need to repartition my hard disk?
> >2. is it compatible with red hat linux?
> Since it is an extension to Redhat 5.2, yes you need to repartition,
> and yes it's compatible. You can either install it directly from the
> Independence site, or you can install Redhat 5.2 normally, and then
> install the independence rpm's afterwards.
In case you install on top, you have to remove manually the .Xclients
of home directories. Home directories are taboo so I couldn't do it
automatically in the installation.
> >3. how big exactly to download the o/s?
> Currently the extra RPMs that Independence provides are another 44-50
> megs of RPMs. Perhaps twice that after they're installed.
> >4. how to download? ( hope that you'll send me a list of what to
> >download from the ftp)
> You can download and install the normal 5.2 distrib, and then grab
> all the files in
> and install them manually.
This is mainly for people having CDROMS
> Alternatively, you can get them all from
This will get you all (RH+Independence specific).
> In any case, read
> before you do much.
> Thanks, and let me know if you have any further questions/comments.
And please send feedback. We really need it.
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses