[lokisetup] lokisetup for dummies

Chunky Kibbles chunky at icculus.org
Fri Jan 2 16:38:08 EST 2004

On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:37:56AM +0000, grant williamson wrote:
> Hi All,
> 	I am a newbie to using the loki installer. I am familliar with rpm &
> makeself. 
> Anyone have a nice set of detailed instructions to build a package.

Basically, no.

Grab loki_setup, and loki_setupdb from CVS on i.o
Build them [setupdb first].

You'll find an "image" dir in loki_setup. It contains the bits you
need for the platform you're on. [and some example pieces, IIRC].
Notably, it's what you either burn to a CD or turn into a makeself

Now go download a recent installer made by someone else, extract it
with ./blah.run --target=/tmp/blah
Anything Ryan's released on icculus.org is probably a good example.

And nosey about. Compare setup.data/setup.xml with the README.xml file
in loki_setup.

README.xml is kept up to date, it's your reference guide.

Take the suck-it-and-see approach to working out how to use it. If you
run into any problem, you can ask either on this list, on in
#icculus.org on irc.freenode.net

Hope that was of some help,
Gary (-;

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