Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Aug. 19 2005,02:07
The extensions are designed for use in a frugal , pendrive,
or liveCD environment.
The .uci's act like a cdrom. You "mount" them, instead of installing them..
Open emelfm, highlight the .uci extension, and click the mydsl button.
You should see a message about the extension being 'successfully mounted' ..
Click the same button again, and the message changes to 'unmounted' ..
This works great in a frugal/liveCD environment, and makes for easy
package management.. Also uses much less ram than a typical
extension installed to your ramspace.
With a HDInstall , things are more permanent..
So you may still see icons, menus, etc.. but the actual app
does not remount automatically.. you need to remount it as usual..
The .tar.gz and .dsl style of extensions are more 'permanent' ,
and may work better for you in a HDInstall system.
Again, as stated, DSL recommends the use of apt-get to install
applications, so that you have some means of uninstalling ( package mgmt.)
when using a typical HDInstall ..
Truly, a frugal install to your hard drive will have more speed,
and higher levels of performance, than the 'old school' style of
a typical hard drive install, if you have the ram to support it.
Read thru the forums for more info on all the advantages of frugal installs.