Improvements to install.sh ?
ms-list at alexb.ch
Sat Sep 27 20:19:49 IST 2008
On 9/27/2008 8:52 PM, Julian Field wrote:
> Hi folks!
> I haven't done anything to the installer in quite a long time.
> Are there any improvements people would like to see, particularly in the
> RPM installer as that's by far the most common distribution, and is used
> by the least tech-savvy people who need the most guidance.
> Today I have done some work on both the README and the QuickInstall.txt
> files, to bring the up to date and to simplify them.
> Also I have documented the "./install.sh fast" option, so people who
> read the docs know it exists, as it greatly speeds things up if you know
> what you're doing and don't need to read all the output.
> But what would people like to see improved in the actual installation
> script, install.sh?
1.- Before you start doing the setup, check which Perl modules you'll
be updating/overwriting, show a list and REQUIRE an "Press enter" key to
accept these changes
2.- Write a install.log in system's root folder. Write the results of
[1.] at the top.
if admin chooses to use the "fast" method, only write the log.
I think this would help avoid surprises
The "only worry about xyz" gives a possible sense of safety, not sure at
this point if anything else is so trivial as lately there have been
growing dependency issues.
Ideally, if you need to use a higher module version for MS that what you
find installed, add to /path/to/MailScanner/perl but I assume that would
require a massive lot of work.
my 2 cents
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