get files from internet

Anson Chan chancho at netvigator.com
Sun Nov 18 14:50:06 PST 2001


if you use cvs to get the files, that mean you have to run another program
other than nALFS. but if the url is included in the profile, nALFS can get
it directly.

----- Original Message -----
From: "C S Ong" <supers at oceanfree.net>
To: <alfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: get files from internet


> 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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