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On 03/30/2011 07:30 AM, Paulo de Souza Lima wrote:
2011/3/30 Jeff Chimene<>

Hi Paulo:

Pretty good for a quick hack!

I can suggest a few changes:

   1. Use grep -i instead of grep -o
    DIST=$(grep -i fedora<<<  "$ID1")
   2. I'd make is to force $DIST to lowercase and check against "mandriva"
   or "debian".
   DIST=`echo $DIST | tr A-Z a-z`
   That way, you'll drop a few extraneous tests.
   3. Ensure the script is run as root

Many thanks for your help, Jeff. I'm gonna make the changes and test it

Another sugestion I've just received is: Instead of making an entire DVD ISO
with many packages users won't need, and make users donwload it (at least
1.8GB, in our case, 4 GB in north-america's DVD, I guess), a friend has
asked me to make just an script. That script could detect the same things,
download the necessary packages (about 250MB, or less) and install them
and/or built a DVD specific for that user.

What do you think?

Gonna keep you all aware.

Sorry to jump in like this but I can answer that for you.
I am Tim L. who started the project several months ago before Drew got me working on this bigger project concept.

The real reason for starting the DVD project was to give people a choice on how to get a copy of LibreOffice. Many people I know do not have broadband access to the Internet. It would take them all night to download the Windows install file[s], so I started years ago to burn DVDs of OpenOffice and other free software I got them to use. I keep giving them the updates every four to six months. Now that LibreOffice is out, I am switching them to it.

The current Windows "draft" DVD is about 1.6 GB with all the content included. One thing we differ from the LibreOffice-Box people's DVD is that we have content. Their all platform DVD is about 2 GB the last time I looked at it. Our all platform DVD is about 3.3 GB right now. We have about 1 GB of content, like documentation, dictionaries, template samples, artwork, and other stuff not a part of LibreOffice-Box's DVD.

My feeling is, if you make a DVD for them to use, why not fill it with all the things they might use. The DVDs I make for local use is stuffed full with things that could be listed in the Extras page. Most of the time I stuff the DVD to the point there is no more room left on it.

For a DVD you have to download the ISO file for, that could be a problem for some people. So you can download a 3.3 GB all platform version, then later you will have the option of a Windows only version [1.6 GB at this time] so you do not need to download the platform files you cannot use. There was "talk" on some list about is we have a Windows only DVD, why not have a Linux version as well. Well since Windows is the platform that at least two-thirds of the people use, Windows-only seemed like a good idea.

Hopefully soon, when the DVD is "published", we will have some places where people can buy a pre-made DVD. This way all those people who do not have broadband, or who would rather have one made for them, will have places to order the DVD. use to have many place where you could order a DVD for their package. The "new" Oracle OOo web site seems to make it hard to find that list. When you do, it seems that there are very few people selling OOo CD/DVDs anymore. It is still a great idea.

I know a few business management people who would never use a great software package if they had to download it from the Internet. Yet, if you have a place to order a CD/DVD or they are given a professional one, they would be happy to try it.

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