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From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: baselayout changes for livecds
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:24:15 +0200
On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 07:24, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 15:53, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > Point I wanted to make, was that you do not need whatever in a stable
> > baselayout, as it _only_ affects the livecd, or do I miss something?
> 
> It looks like Brad found a good workaround for this. We can unmask the
> baselayout we need (-r4) in our catalyst portage snapshot, and force a
> re-merge of baselayout on the livecd by listing it in livecd/packages:
> in the catalyst spec file.
> 
> And in hindsight, I guess it's good that our baselayout is masked -* for
> now, as we may need additional fixes in the coming week or two and may
> not want to keep pushing out new stable baselayouts every few days just
> for livecd stuff.
> 
> Sorry for any pushiness from us; we've been working extra-hard on
> catalyst and we can become frantic because of our desire to have 
> catalyst livecds work for people asap -- which then opens up the
> possibility of sleeping more, catching up on other important work, and
> having a real life again :) A lot of it is also that we know that other
> people are waiting for us, which puts pressure on us to work too hard --
> and then we start demanding that from others which isn't fair, or in
> this case even necessary.
> 
> For 2004.0, our deadline needs to be "as soon as possible --  without
> working too hard, being too pushy, getting frantic or burning out." And
> in that, we will try to do a better job.
> 

Ok, what about catalist install its own version of livecd-functions.sh
for the moment, with the ebuild only when USE=livecd.  We then change
the bit for sourcing livecd-functions.sh in /sbin/rc to:

--
--- rc-scripts-1.4.3.12p2/sbin/rc       2003-12-25 19:25:24.000000000 -0500
+++ rc-scripts-1.4.3.12p5/sbin/rc       2004-01-16 23:10:40.880824792 -0500
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
                                                                                                                             
 trap ":" INT QUIT TSTP
 source /sbin/functions.sh
+[ -f /sbin/livecd-functions.sh ] && source /sbin/livecd-functions.sh
 umask 022
                                                                                                                             
 try() {
@@ -163,6 +164,11 @@
--

Meaning any of the livecd changes will _only_ be available on a livecd,
which cuts the uneeded overhead, and settles Paul's concerns?  When
USE=livecd then propagated, catalyst can then stop installing its own
version ...


-- 
Martin Schlemmer
-- 

Martin Schlemmer
Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer
Cape Town, South Africa


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