Xorg wget download links
sysadm.taipan67 at btinternet.com
Fri Jul 13 08:37:03 PDT 2007
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> Currently, the Xorg pages have the download of the .wget lists in the
>> commands section. This is different from the rest of the book where
>> the downloads are at the head of the page and you're expected to have
>> all necessary downloads before the commands start. I changed things a
>> bit to be more consistent. Compare:
>> The wget list now appears in an Additional Downloads section. The
>> alternative is to add another item to the Package Information, perhaps
>> above Download MD5 sum. The other advantage of this change is that the
>> wget list shows up as a hyperlink, making it easy to use a browser and
>> find out what package versions are being used.
>> Any opinions?
> This will be out of sequence with the other posts in this thread, for
> which i apologise, but i've had an alternative idea that i haven't seen
> broached before...
> Since readers are initially encouraged to download & use the wget-lists
> on the "Introduction to Xorg" page, how about adding a code-block to
> download all of them at once in the 'Setting up the Xorg Build
> Environment' section, immediately after creating the xc-directory &
> cd'ing into it. A loop like this, perhaps:-
> for section in app data driver font lib proto util; do
> wget http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/files/BLFS/xorg/$section-7.2.wget
> In that way, the upstream vs in-house issue isn't a factor, plus future
> updates to the lists could be accommodated in the book by changing one
> digit in the 'wget' line (i imagine). An additional 'wget' line for
> section-specific md5sum-files could potentially go in the same loop, if
> & when such files are available, but might be better-placed in the
> current locations for continuity's sake...
> The downside is that the files wouldn't be easily browseable online,
> like the hyperlink option.
> Can anybody see any glaring flaws in this idea that haven't occurred to me?
Actually, i've just spotted a flaw myself - the source-download
codeblock on every page would still need to be updated anyway, so ignore
me & carry on with the 'Additional Downloads' approach, it's growing on me.
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