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After hacking the install and creating a merger perl script. I have
been successful in installing what we could call an Independence
0.0.0.1 version. A thing was worrying me: a "cannot found" message.
It turned to be harmless and related to the fact I was isnatlling from
hd instead of CDROM.
Tomorrow I will add a little hack for making easier to build the
complete thing and I will upload the whole.
Things reamining to do after that:
-Solving the conflicts problem: we cannot install qmail and sendmail
simultaneously (or inn and leafnode) due to port conflict. For
people already using it we have to provide sendmail. If the person
is upgrading then simply let him use the MTA he is used to. But what
if he is installing fresh and simply says "install anything", do we
prompt him? do we let him face a "conflicting packages message" or
do we install qmail without asking?
-Is qmail the best we can propose? How about zmailer?
-Version modernization: Some important packages are now woefully out
of date. Would need some help here but we need to be synced for the
compilers and libc/libstdc++. What are the distributions used by
active members? We also need to affect priorities in this: some apps
are crucial enough for full effort and others be modernized once
every three months or so.
-Rebuild XFmail linking Xforms statically. If someone makes a CDROM I
want xfmail in it. Until you can mail, nobody will hear your pleas
-Issue an Announce
-Propganda. We built a web site in the hope it could be useful to
-Begin machine gunning with new releases and bring improvements like
better doc, more attractive apps.
-Improving install or adding modules to LinuxConf: that requires real
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses