Re: New way to install.. was Re: another mod...

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2000 - 19:15:07 CET

On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 04:49:02PM +0100, Dumas Patrice nicely wrote:
> Hi,
> > A sort of object-oriented programming is already provided with addon:
> > in fact, the addon loader ONLY unpack the addon then run the
> > script "prolog" located in /usr/XYZ/bin/prolog.
> >
> So it is allready an hybrid system...

Depend from the sense you give to the word "hybrid". The prolog script do
not handle resources and configuration. It only create symlinks in the root
filesystem located where usually a program like to find them.

Example: this is a row extracted from the perl's prolog :

                # ln -s -f /usr/perl/CPAN /usr/lib/perl5

because perl5 like to have a directory called /usr/lib/perl5/CPAN, not

> I will had that removing add-on setup stuff from the 1st floppy doesn't lead to
> a large amount of space. You gain the, maybe some files in /etc ?
> Some .fun files, but not a lot of, and that's all.
> Putting something in the first sectors of the add-on disk, and the add-ons
> specific .fun on the add-on disk could become usefull if the number of add-ons
> and the ressources that can be setup on the disk were also growing. In my own
> opinion, this problem is more a problem of scalability.

To put the add-ons specific .fun on the add-on disk is not so straightforward
as one can think. Let me give some example: the, the
and other. They can work WITH and WITHOUT the SRV addon, acting
differently in both cases. starts thttpd if available; otherwise
it starts pygmy.


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