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07 May 2001 16:53 csharph

Re: See also makeself
CoolPackager is basicly a project to teach me about C.
CoolPackager 0.4.1 understands --help, --info, and --extract to a limit. Help obviously displays a short summary on how to use the package. --info displays information about CoolPackager, but this is changing as I am writing 1.0. --extract puts the archive into package.tar.gz if users don't want to use the install script. In these packages I am also trying to make it very easy package (for example) for people to right click a package in gmc and see infomation about it. Check out a package and see the "CoolTags". Version 1.0 will also let users send options to the install script.
I am also thinking about an idea which will store package datestamps in a file. A package updating agent could look at this file, check the internet, and if a new update is available, download it.
I'm not tring to reinvent the wheel, but if you like makeself, go ahead use it. Nobody's forcing you to use CoolPackager. I can understand where you are coming from. CoolPackager 0.4.1 is okay compared to makeself, but by version 1.0 I expect to have it better coded, and be very flexible and compatible.

> makeself (by Stephan Peter) does the
> same job and is IMHO more general :
> the generated self extracting script
> understands a number of options as
> -info, -list, -lsm, -help, ...
> checksums and optionnally md5 sums are
> checked automatically before
> extraction
> Makeself is very simple and actively
> maintained (check out the CVS version)
>


07 May 2001 13:15 petitjean

See also makeself
makeself (by Stephan Peter) does the same job and is IMHO more general :
the generated self extracting script understands a number of options as -info, -list, -lsm, -help, ...
checksums and optionnally md5 sums are checked automatically before extraction
Makeself is very simple and actively maintained (check out the CVS version)

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