[osgeo4w-dev] OSGeo4W on a CD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 17:14:37 EDT 2008

Frank, excellent news.

Is the OSGeo4W install CD stable enough to do a print run for FOSS4G 
2008. (You would need to have an iso ready within 24 hours).

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> I have done some experiments and succeeding in preparing an
> OSGeo4W install CD that can be used instead of installing from
> the network.
> I had to fix some problems with "local mode" in the express install
> logic.  I also added logic so that "-L -l _cwd_" can be passed on the
> osgeo4w-setup.exe commandline to run in local mode using the current
> working directory as the package cache.  With those changes (uploaded
> already) I was successful making a CD.  I also created an autorun file:
>   http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/autorun.inf
> A similar approach can be used to create a auto-running USB key, though
> it requires small changes to the autorun.inf file.
> The CD image is essentially a clone of:
>   http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w
> and all the subdirectories.  There are various means to get this tree,
> but I used the rsync command:
>   rsync -av download.osgeo.org::download/osgeo4w .
> It would also be interesting to have an *installed* OSGeo4W tree on a CD.
> I have not tried this yet.
> PS. I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but "http://osgeo4w.osgeo.org"
> now works as an official url for OSGeo4W.  It just points to the Trac
> instance.
> Best regards,

Cameron Shorter
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