get files from internet

C S Ong supers at oceanfree.net
Sat Nov 17 05:22:30 PST 2001


perhaps we can use cvs to downloading the newest source tree

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neven Has" <haski at sezampro.yu>
To: <alfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: get files from internet


> On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 11:22:11AM +0800, Anson Chan wrote:
> > is it possible to put some info in the profiles, so that when a file is
> > missing in the system and we can get it from their homepage.  for
example :
> > when i try to build my x11 system and the source files are missing. can
> > nALFS get them from ftp.xfree86.org.
>
> Not yet, but very soon (after the next version that I'll release next
week).
>
> It can look like:
>
> <package>
> <name>XFree86</name>
> <version>4.1.0</version>
> <location>
> http://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.1.0/source/X410src-1.tgz
> http://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.1.0/source/X410src-2.tgz
> http://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.1.0/source/X410src-3.tgz
> </location>
> ...
> </package>
>
> Then, you could point to a package, press <a_key> and it will start
> downloading file(s) you specified. Probably with simple wget at first, but
> I intend to implement a more controllable downloading inside the program
in
> the future.
>
> Maybe even (as an option) to grab packages automatically if they are
missing.
> I'm not sure how yet, we shouldn't read <unpack> for that. Maybe by
specifying
> required files (the ones that should exist on the disk) for the package in
> the new element inside it?
>
> That's one of the good things about the new syntax - lot of useful
> information can be added inside <package> now (so it doesn't look ugly).
> For example, we could add <description>, <homepage> etc.
>
>
> Neven
>
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