[Live-demo] Alternative OSGeoLive build process

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 04:02:01 PDT 2012

I suggest that we hold off on any major changes to build scripts during 
this 6.0 release. We already have a lot of changes we are dealing with, 
due to switching base ubuntu version,and switching to openjdk.
If we a new build process is introducing lots of changes, I'd suggest 
waiting till osgeo 6.5 before we apply it.

On 02/06/12 20:47, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Angelos
> 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

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