automated app download

Forum: DSL Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: automated app download
started by: stunix*com

Posted by stunix*com on Sep. 19 2008,00:12
ive been working on a way to fetch a small list of mydsl apps from ibiblio prior to unpacking configuration.  Im guessing this may take 2 stages of config, ie connect to the net, wget selected apps then unpack app config.

my aim is to minimise the amount of apps to be carried around after trying to automate the startup of a machine with only a cd and floppy drive.

any ideas?  and will this type of heavy net use annoy server admins?

Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Sep. 19 2008,02:15
`mydsl-wget` might be useful
Posted by curaga on Sep. 19 2008,10:47
Wouldn't a remaster, where those are included on the cd be better?

For changing needs of course a script on floppy would do.

Posted by stunix*com on Sep. 19 2008,11:10
indeed, thats where i started but I have now taken it apart and added error checking for lack of memory if too many apps are kept in /tmp etc.  

im having a mind block on the best way to unpack the config, bootlocal starts the process and d/l apps checksum and load then currently sambas (for example) config then loads from another .dsl file stored on my own http space.  

im thinking about mounting a uci in to /tmp containing the config,then copying config files in to place after mounting the app.  this and backup.tar.gz could fit on a floppy but this doesnt make it easy to make small adjustments.

Posted by stunix*com on Sep. 19 2008,22:38
actually, im realising that this is where ~/.webdata.lst comes in and again dsl already has everything i need.
Posted by humpty on Oct. 04 2008,20:12
i don't think that's a moral way to use bandwidth, unless ofcourse
it's from your own server.

Posted by stunix*com on Oct. 24 2008,21:02
its ok, eventualy i used webdata.lst to my ftp server which contains the apps in the backup file.
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