[OpenIndiana-discuss] Enhancement to IPS (pkg)??

BM bogdan.maryniuk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 03:43:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 07:47 AM, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
>> On 25 Oct 2010, at 06:20, Sunay Tripathi wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> I missed looking at this before hand. Let me check this out before we
>>> go further. But I would point out that SMF service is fine. Its the
>>> tarball/rsync process to get the bits that worrying. It would be good
>>> to make the creation of the local repo simple without needing to
>>> download the repo using rsync etc. It would be good for end users
>>> if they can point the pkg command to (say OI) origin server and clone
>>> the entire repo which start the SMF services etc under the cover
>>> (maybe as an option). Perhaps you have already done this or headed in
>>> this direction. Again, I am not the target for this. The target is the
>>> end user who doesn't even know what rsync is. Think Ubuntu in this
>>> sense.
> Sorry, not even Ubuntu provides any tools to create a local repo that I know
> of for an end user. apt-mirror is terminal based and is targeted at the sys
> admin, not the end user.
> I am not sure what your idea is in this regard...allow a person to create a
> local repo at home and then use it for installing the rest of the computers
> in the home?

No problem! We have simple and wrong solutions everywhere:

cd /to/my/repo <ENTER>
python -m SimpleHTTPServer <ENTER>

*BM runs away*


Kind regards, BM

Things, that are stupid at the beginning, rarely ends up wisely.

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