[pkg-fso-maint] openmoko install.sh feedback

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Wed Aug 20 06:36:27 UTC 2008


I reinstalled my (manually installed) debian installation with


to help in finding bugs. Here are my short comments:

1) Installer tries to use ping to determine if network is working. I
   was unfortunate enough to try installation in a wlan network that
   does not allow icmp traffic. How about just using a HTTP request

2) After installation I saw ssh-agent running, maybe this could be
   disabled by default to save memory by removing "use-ssh-agent"
   from /etc/X11/Xsession.options?

3) After installation /var/tmp is on tmpfs which causes it to be lost
   on reboot. Doesn't this break FHS?

"The /var/tmp directory is made available for programs that require
temporary files or directories that are preserved between system

-- http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#VARTMPTEMPORARYFILESPRESERVEDBETWEE

4) With debian unstable "apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false" is
   often faster than "apt-get update" if the network connection is
   fast. Would this make a good default? (It might not be good for
   those who upgrade over gprs)

5) The installer uses the default value of ext2 reserved blocks
   parameter. This means that when people use "df -h" to estimate
   available disk space they will think they have much less space than
   they really do. How about setting "tune2fs -m 0 /dev/mmcblk0p2"?

best regards,
Timo Lindfors

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