[gobolinux-users] [ANN] Scripts 2.9.10 release candidate

Michael Homer michael at gobolinux.org
Tue May 12 22:18:07 NZST 2009


Hi all,
Scripts has got some attention and now it's time for a new release. This is a 
release candidate that will make it to final this Sunday, unless any 
showstoppers arise before then.

This is a bugfix release with only minor changes.  The changes are in use flags, 
that InstallPackage now installs applications over same version if revisions 
differ, and it's now possible to duplicate all output to file (with all scripts) 
using --logfile.

The major bugfix is that FiboSandbox and --no-sandbox can now install 
applications needing Settings during install phase, which include Glibc. Also 
applied are several Rootless fixes, that Question don't mess up return values 
from subfunctions, and safe linking now handles sbin and libexec directories 
correctly.

As well, configuration of generic flags is now merged into UseFlags.conf, since 
the new parser supports that and it makes them more discoverable. 
UpdateSettings will do its best to merge the change if you haven't edited 
them; otherwise, just concatenate the contents of GenericFlags.conf into 
UseFlags.conf and delete it. The tools will continue reading GenericFlags.conf 
for a few releases to allow a smooth transition. Two minor additions to go 
with that: generic:+ foo and generic:- foo are shortcuts to add and remove 
flags from a generic.

The package is available from 
http://karlsson.sytes.net/gobo/packages/Scripts--2.9.10rc1--i686.tar.bz2. To 
try it out issue InstallPackage 
http://karlsson.sytes.net/gobo/packages/Scripts--2.9.10rc1--i686.tar.bz2 at 
the prompt.

Please give it a try and report any bugs you run into.
-Michael
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