[mythtv] New test MythTV installer

Dwight Hubbard dhubbard at dwightandamy.com
Mon Aug 4 22:55:35 EDT 2003

Of course there is no reason the installer can't generate the spec files
and build source rpms on rpm based distributions.  I just haven't had
time to look at the existing spec files and see what would be involved.

On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 12:11, rick at divinesymphony.net wrote:
> > Not currently, although I plan to fix that in the future.
> >
> > It currently seems to work on Redhat 9, it might also work on Debian.
> > Redhat 8.0 support is almost there.
> >
> > My issue is I don't run Mandrake here, but I'd be happy to add Mandrake
> > specific stuff to the installer if someone is willing to test it.
> Please don't take this the wrong way, but I'm not so sure that would be a
> good idea for a Mandrake system.  Non-RPM based installs tend to clutter
> up the system and make it a little hard to work with.  The urpmi tool is
> already very powerful and can handle the installation or upgrade process
> of a software quite well with a single command "urpmi mythtv-backend" for
> example.  All it really needs to do so is a properly setup package source
> (one more single command-line).  Depending on how this installer works
> though, some parts might have immense value for a post-install
> configuration, so don't stop investigating.  I setup all my sources on a
> new machine with this script below.  That said, if you contact me
> directly, I would gladly test any installer/configurator you do come up
> with under Mandrake 9.1 (possibly 9.0 if your timing is right too).
> That add script I mentioned (note that some of these lines were split over
> many by the email system):
> #!/bin/sh
> #First things first, we must import the Plf project public key
> lynx -source http://plf.zarb.org/plf.asc | gpg --import
> #Import the mirror's public key
> lynx -source ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/custom/sig.asc | gpg --import
> #Add Mandrake 9.1 distro, contribs, and update mirrors
> urpmi.addmedia Firiona_Distro
> ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/mandrake/9.1/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/ with
> ../base/hdlist.cz
> urpmi.addmedia Firiona_Contrib
> ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/mandrake/9.1/contrib/RPMS/ with
> ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
> urpmi.addmedia Firiona_Updates
> ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/mandrake/updates/9.1/RPMS with
> ../base/hdlist.cz
> #Add RPM location for custom packages
> urpmi.addmedia Firiona_Custom ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/custom/9.1/
> with ./hdlist.cz
> #Add RPM location for Plf packages
> urpmi.addmedia Firiona_Plf ftp://firiona.undisclosed.net/plf/9.1/ with
> ./hdlist.cz

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