Idea for enhancing BLFS

conathan at conet.dyndns.org conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Wed Jun 4 20:49:21 PDT 2003


> conathan at conet.dyndns.org wrote:
>
>>In my scripts, I just used /etc/skel, [whatever is in /etc/skel will
>> apper
>>in a user's home directory with -m (or some other letter of the
>>alphabet)].  Sortof nicer to work with for me.  (The user I personally
>> use
>>is not usually created at this point).
>>
> As you specify, this is only true if the user is created after the
> installation of the packages (which is not *mostly* true). IMO, it is
> best left to the user to decide how to deal with it.

> Also, not may packages require a user side installation (I think Mplayer
> is the only one). All other packages complete the user side portion the
> first time the user executes the application (e.g. mozilla, openoffice).

> The way I handle these kind of applications is to move the original
> executable to a different name and then create a wrapper script with the
> original name. The wrapper script checks whether the user side
> installation has been completed and if not, it completes it and then
> runs the original executable.

Just some idea's, sorry for your time.
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