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[seul-edu] ISO--autopackage for an installer?
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- Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 08:26:15 -0500
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I know it may not look like it to the casual observer, but the
ISO project is continuing to move forward. I'd like to get some
opinions from you all.
One of the goals of the ISO project is to be
distribution-neutral. We've taken that to mean that all the
software we package should be available as RPMs, DEBs, and TGZs,
so they can be installed on any distro that uses any of these
systems. I've been looking at Synaptic
<http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/> as an installer that we could
use for all these packages.
I've recently found out about autopackage
<http://autopackage.org/>. It's intended to be a distro-neutral
installer with many nice features. I wonder if it might not be
the best way for us to go.
Here's one thing I'm not sure of. Another goal of our project is
to have our repository of educational apps be available to the
distro makers to adapt and include in their distros if they
choose to do so. Would going with something like autopackage
make this much more difficult or preclude it entirely? If so,
would the benefits of autopackage outweigh the costs?
Please take a look at both Synaptic and autopackage (and any
other installers you know about that you think might be useful)
and give us your thoughts. Thanks, everyone.
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Doug Loss Courage is resistance to
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