[lokisetup] setup v2 (was lokisetup for dummies)

Chunky Kibbles chunky at icculus.org
Mon Jan 5 12:06:03 EST 2004

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 03:40:04PM -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
<loads of examples of where I'm wrong snipped>

> That is of course one of a vast array of possible situations.  I agree
> in this case, but as mentioned above there are other situations
> (especially on Linux/UNIX) where that is pure idealism and you simply
> can't avoid it.

I don't want to sound like I'm just bitching, but why are the current
pre-install and post-install facilities not sufficient?

I'd love to see setup improved, but I have to ask what exactly is it

I'm happy to agree that stuff isn't always that simple, but so far
I don't think you actually described anything loki_setup doesn't already
provide, in the form of post- and pre- install scripts.

> > Just my .02, based on my own experience of crappy software and crappy
> > installers.
> Heh.  Yes, unfortunately, most software is crappy.  If we all had
> systems comprised of well designed software and users only ever wanted
> to install well designed apps, we wouldn't be worrying about Loki Setup
> 2, because the problem would already have been solved.  ~,^

Depressingly enough, entirely true.

Gary (-;

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