Re: Trouble with beta8
Quoting Mike Eriksen <kme3@...>:
> On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Miles Roper wrote:
> > buildtime config shouldn't have changed, use the same config file. ie
> > thinstation.conf.buildtime (or what ever your build.conf file says). need
> > sort out how to do an example file for this.
> Ah, I see. I thought that since ts.conf.sample was generated on the fly a
> ts.conf.buildtime was unavailable. But a copy of ts.conf.sample works
> nicely as a buildtime (except it's now a two pass build...)
As per other reply, a seperate script for generating the sample (which could
also be called from the build), would probably allow for this (eg. build_sample
> > however, as I've discussed with trevor, having an example buildtime config
> > for TS-O-Matic is somewhat more problematic.
> OK, why?
Only because I need something for the thinstation.conf.buildtime in Step 2.....
And I can't do a 2 pass process.
> I really, really believe we *need* a sane buildtime. As it is now (with
> b8) the boot process will simply hang at "...bootmenu - session -" with no
> explanation if the tftp server isn't found. Terrible!
> I made a small change to the build script as a test. I moved the
> generation of ts.conf.sample to the top and added:
> echo "SESSION_0_TYPE=telnet" > thinstation.conf.buildtime
> echo "SESSION_0_TELNET_SERVER=localhost" >> thinstation.conf.buildtime
> cat ./thinstation.conf.sample >> thinstation.conf.buildtime
> This works nicely and dumps the user into a telnet session (which is
> certain to exists) if everything else fails. Yes, it's ugly, but it works.
> The user will make some effort to setup the stuff in conf/ the way he
> expects things to run, so the settings in ts.conf.sample should be fairly
I too like the idea of a 'failsafe' buildtime, which can be 'updated'.
> Another thing that may clean up thing even more would be to have the
> package config files sym linked from conf/. E.g. conf/ica.conf ->
> packages/ica/build/conf/session/ica. This way the user will only have to
> edit stuff in conf/ and not have to traverse the packages themself.
This doesn't allow for contribs etc. Should they be editting those file directly
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