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Posted: Nov. 15 2003,09:27 QUOTE

You are correct about the ideal install locations, but the Firebird install script is designed to also work properly when you are using the live CD version of DSL and the live CD version will not let you write to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin  (Read Only File System error).

This is because when using the live CD, the "/usr" directory is actually a symlink to "/KNOPPIX/usr" (cdrom image)

It is possible to install Firebird to the above locations, but in order to do so the live CD structure would need to be modified in the following way: Create a REAL /usr directory in the ramdisk and then add a bunch of symlinks inside it that point back to each individual file contained inside the /KNOPPIX/usr directory.

You would then create a real /usr/bin and then create symlinks for all files inside /KNOPPIX/usr/bin etc, etc...
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Posted: Nov. 16 2003,02:22 QUOTE

How about adding a section to the forum that includes howtos we could do all kinds of stuff like howto do a HD install( I know it's in the FAQ) but after you do an install you might want to add icons or add stuff to the menu or do any number of things. If you know how to do something cool or the way you have changed DSL this would be a neat place to post it.
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Posted: Nov. 18 2003,19:53 QUOTE

Second that.
Don't necessarily want to install much other stuff, but would like to try adding a few small items such as an older version of midnight commander for example.

Often it's just informative seeing what others have done....

re >> "give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him
   >> how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime".

Prefer terry Pratchetts
"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day.
Set fire to him, and he's warm for the rest of his life"
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