[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Packaging Sword modules

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 21:07:43 UTC 2009

*me too pressed Gmail shortcuts*

> I've started to read all this and think about it and I came up with this:
> Assumption: The native form of distributing modules is current zipped type,
> the debs provided should provide the zipped modules period.
> Then crosswire: continue to provide zipped modules as usuall.
> And Ubuntu/Debian: take a few common and popular modules (<30) and created
> a special type of packages:
> in stead of sticking the modules file by file into random locations
> (/_insert_flame_war_here/usr/share | ~/.sword) the resulting debs should do
> this:
> 1) During built time a zipped module should be produced.
> 2) At install time this zipped module should be added to the pool
> 3) This location should be registered with the module manager
> 4) module manager should be called
>  - so that it notices the new pool location
>  - so that it install it into the global location since it will have rights
> to write in /
> Clear distinction:
> _Texts_ are installed from _Modules_ by _Module_ management.
> _Modules_ are installed to the local location by the _Distribution_
> management.
> Possitives for users:

One of the module sources is managed by distribution, others (crosswire website, cd, dvds) are
available just like before.

Users are able to share modules between themself after the distribution installation, or even create
crosswire-like CD's, DVD's etc.

You use the install manager to delete/install modules. You use distribution/website/cd/dvd to provide
modules for the install manager.

If the module is removed by _distribution_ management software than it is _only_ removed is from the channel
available to the module installer, users will still need to uninstall using the module installer they have installed them to.

Provide a debconf option for the admins for site-wide installations to force install the modules (eg i want all this systems
to have _these_ particular texts be installed straight away), so that when all users run sword apps it will not show the welcome
dialogue ("you don't have any bible installed")

Or on a small computer at home admin can use sudo to install _this_ text for all users.

With best regards

Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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