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Kevin Walsh
2004-12-09, 09:14
Jack Coates [jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org] wrote:
> > > That relative pathing thing seems suspicious, I've always installed
> > > with RPMs on Mandrake and it goes into /usr/local/slimserver with a
> > > couple of files in /etc. The user account is automagically setup with
> > > its homedir pointing at /usr/local/slimserver. Did you unpack a
> > > tarball?
> >
> > Glad someone read this also. As a gentoo user, I don't like to have some
> > rpm doing things beyond my direct control, so I took the tarball and
> > unpacked the SlimServer_v5.4.0 directory to /opt, and made a separate
> > home directory in /home for the slimp user. Guess that's not supposed
> > to be separate. I think I will put that together and hope that there's
> > not another complete archive rescan necessary, since that's a thing
> > that needs about 8 hours with my 200GB.
> >
> if you move everything together into the /opt directory, it should just
> work, in theory.
>
Yes - it will just work.

I have the slimserver user's home directory in /opt/slimserver and
the SlimServer (CVS) source in /src/slimserver. I then have a symlink
from /opt/slimserver/server to /src/slimserver/server and another
from /opt/slimserver/music to somewhere else. The .slimserver.pref
file goes in the /opt/slimserver directory, as does the "playlists"
subdirectory. It all works without any drama at all.

To upgrade the CVS source, I need only change to /src/slimserver
and type "cvs update -Pd". Well, I don't actually type the "-Pd"
myself because it's in the .cvsrc file.

>
> Besides, I thought Gentoo users had lots of time,
> or are your evenings already consumed with emerge :)
>
Emerge updates are a lot faster if you have several servers running
distcc and run a private Gentoo rsync mirror. :-)

RPMs are evil.

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Jack Coates
2004-12-09, 11:28
Kevin Walsh wrote:
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>>
>
> Emerge updates are a lot faster if you have several servers running
> distcc and run a private Gentoo rsync mirror. :-)
>

Uh, yeah... I bet they'd go real fast if I bought a Cray, too :)

> RPMs are evil.
>

To each his own. You trust Makefiles, I trust packages. We each have
recourse to modify or go around them should things go sideways.

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