Re: Packaged Kernel

Neptho T. (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 04:05:50 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, W. Reilly Cooley wrote:

> What about a small package that was nothing more than the parts necessary
> for a "make config" and graphical variants, a specially-written ftp client
> (which would do an automatic anon login and passwd, get files, and then
> exit), and a script generated from .config to automatically download the
> necessary parts using the ftp client? This could be called "make
> config_ftp" or some such. It could make a log file containing the
> currently installed parts, so that subsequent runs of "make config_ftp"
> would only get the missing parts. Then, an intermediary "make unpack" to
> unpack the collected sources.

Why not just use 'expect' with normal ftp, granted not everyone as expect
installed, but that seems more viable than a "new ftp client"... or
prehaps a lynx -dump >> file...?

> Wil