[Live-demo] Alternative OSGeoLive build process

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 03:47:18 PDT 2012

Thanks Hamish for the feedback.

Adding the user is easy.
Having the live disk to use this new user while running the "Try" 
session is the tricky part... any ideas?


On 06/02/2012 12:55 PM, Hamish wrote:
> Angelos wrote:
>> This means that we have to do the following:
>> 1. Create a branch in svn for this new method
>> 2. Fix packages to not use "user"
>> 3. Not place any files in /home/user but select another
>> folder instead
>> 4. Refine the desktop in live mode (background image, etc)
> better: fix the alternate build method to create a user called
> "user" as a first step, and avoid a lot of mess. (keeping
> multiple branches in sync is a total complete and utter PITA,
> even with modern source management tools)
> better2: almost all the scripts set USER_NAME at the start.
> If we move that out into the master script, then it can be
> changed in a single stroke or the alternate build method, also
> avoiding a whole lot of mess (but I'm sure some would still
> remain, e.g. finding all the hardcoded DB permissions and
> altering the passwords.txt file)
>   =>  avoid extra maintenance overheads at all costs<=
> thanks,
> Hamish

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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