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> How do you have the installer set up to work on your box for testing and
> so forth? I have a good idea how to make it all work, but I would really
> like some insight on have you've been doing it so I'm more in sync with
> the methods your using.
There is a test mode for anaconda (anaconda --test), you also have to
provide a method of install --method hd:ext2:/dev/hda5 (from memory,
for a disk install), and if you wan't to really write a partition then
you will have to provide a third argumant I don't remeber
Is that what you wanted to know?
> I want to write the indialer liberator for the GUI install. I think I
> can manage with the Python I've learned so far. I got to start someware.
I think it is legitimate to invoke it in an Xterm if you don't have
time to build a proper GUI.
> Also, are we going to use gcc 2.95.2??
That is a thing we will think about when we will be rebuilding
packages (useless to do now because new releases could force us to
redo it). Any way I don't see how we could recompile everything and
then load it to belegost. In case we use gcc 2.95 it would be for
things who are critical for performance: kernel, XFree and glibc plus
those packages specific to Indy we will have to rebuild due to
Also Alan Cox said about Gcc 2.95:
> gcc 2.95 has two problems
> 1. It has the odd minor bug in it. Probably less than the earlier
> compilers but the ones in the earlier compilers are not hit by
> current code - because it works ...
> 2. Its a way better optimiser. In paticular with its alias handling
> enabled it optimises stuff a lot of folks didnt anticipate. That
> can cause some app problems and needs a lot of testing of apps
> especially coverage testing which is hard.
> The 2.2.x kernel has been bitten by #2. We don't think it has been bitted
> by #1 although we arent totally sure. Its hard to catch all the cases. While
> 2.2.14 was believed correct even in 2.2.15pre10 someone found another
> fix needed for compiling with gcc 2.95
In another post he implied that gcc 2.96 will beat the pants of gcc 2.95
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses
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