[pkg-fso-maint] openmoko install.sh feedback

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed Aug 20 14:08:08 UTC 2008


On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:51:19 +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 20.08.2008, 09:36 +0300 schrieb Timo Juhani Lindfors:
>> 1) Installer tries to use ping to determine if network is working. I
>>    was unfortunate enough to try installation in a wlan network that
>>    does not allow icmp traffic. How about just using a HTTP request
>>    instead?
> Makes sense. What would be a good wget command line for that? The
> timeout should be not too high...

I'd say something like `wget -q -T 5 -O - $TESTHOST >/dev/null` or `wget
-q -T 5 -O /dev/null $TESTHOST`, the latter being basically the same for
the result, but different for redirections.

>> 2) After installation I saw ssh-agent running, maybe this could be
>>    disabled by default to save memory by removing "use-ssh-agent"
>>    from /etc/X11/Xsession.options?
> Good point, patch welcome.
> We need openssh-client only for scp, but unfortunately dropbear does not
> seem to provide an scp binary.

Which is strange: dropbear's description says "lightweight SSH2
server and client" and the package includes an SSH client (dbclient),
which however doesn't work.  Filed as http://bugs.debian.org/495795.

>> 4) With debian unstable "apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false" is
>>    often faster than "apt-get update" if the network connection is
>>    fast. Would this make a good default? (It might not be good for
>>    those who upgrade over gprs)
> I think that should rather go to the wiki, as it diverges a bit too far
> from a default Debian system, and often for mobile users the bandwidth
> used is more critical. But thanks for the hint.

+1 for the wiki.  Or we can go for another user variable.

> PS: Timo, are you subscribed? In that case I’ll spare you the CC.

He's not, so keeping the Cc :-)

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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