Michel Schinz <Michel.Schinz@epfl.ch> writes:
> Since the release of the packaging proposal is approaching, there is
> one last thing I'd like to "clean up", namely the way the installation
> library is distributed.
> As you know, the initial idea was that the library would be
> distributed along with every package, but Daniel Kobras said it would
> be better to have a separate distribution, and I think he is
> completely right. As discussed here, I think it's best to start with a
> stand-alone distribution, and maybe package everything with scsh later
> (or maybe sunterlib, as Anthony suggested, we'll see).
> Anyway, I've now prepared a stand-alone distribution of the library.
> This distribution basically packages the documentation, the
> installation library and the new "scsh-install-pkg" script which does
> what "install-pkg" used to do.
> This change implies a few changes for package authors, which can be
> summarized as follows:
> - you should not distribute the installation library with your
> package anymore, but rather explain how and where to get it (I'll
> prepare a standard README file soon to explain that, which you'll
> then be able to include with your packages),
> - the file "pkg-def.scm" must now be in a standard location, namely
> at the root of the package unpacking directory (it used to be that
> "install-pkg" had to be there, but this one moved to the
> installation library now).
> (I'm sorry for asking for these changes so late... If some of you
> would like me to perform these changes myself, I can of course do it
> [where I have CVS access, that is]).
> The stand-alone installation library can now be found on my page, at
> the following address:
> There you will also find a "package kit" for SSAX, which makes it
> possible to install SSAX 4.9 as a scsh package.
> I'd be glad if some of you had time to check what I did and say what
> they think about it. This can be considered as the first beta, in
I successfully installed sunterlib and sunet from CVS, your SSAX
package, and the scx tarball from
and everything worked very smoothly. I'm very happy with the packaging
proposal and the installation library!
One small remark: The scripts displays the following message at the
end of the installation process:
In order to use them, make sure to add the following value
to the environment variable SCSH_LIB_DIRS (quotes included):
This might be disturbing for users who use configure's
--with-lib-dirs-list option (as they don't need to set SCSH_LIB_DIRS).