[rescue] SGI freeware

Rob Fielding rob at dsvr.net
Sat Apr 19 08:43:00 CDT 2003

Kurt Huhn wrote:

>Kevin <kevin at pipeline.com> wrote:
>>Is there a way to tell the software installer
>>(i am referring to the app that is spawned when you
>>choose"install" from the web site) to download and
>>install any necessary prerequisites it may need for the
>>packages i have selected?  I see the option to install
>Nope.  You have to satisfy the dependencies yourself.   The best way,
>I've found, is to download all of the freeware packages, untar them into
>a temp dir, and install whatever software you need right from there. 
>Point Software Manager at the temp dir as the distribution directory,
>uncheck everything, then let the dependencies resolve themselves
Yup. And if you do that every time freeware gets updated, you might like 
my fw_prune.pl script ;)





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