How to package the SBE/SETI installer


From any preexistant version of the Installer, from CVS, another tarball or other, there is a way to package the current version into a well formed pacakge suitable for distribution.

This package will be created with a full rebuild of the python and pacman scripts derivated from the xml sources, thus avoiding the package user the need to rebuild them. Building the python and pacman script from the xml sources requires libxml2 and libxslt (and their respective python binding) which are not available on every platform (notably not on a default SLC3 installation).

Note that the packager must have acces to a machine where libxml2-python and libxslt-python are available.


  • First get a release of the Installer. For example, using CVS:
    cvs -d co SpiInfrastructure/Scripts/installer
  • Then move to the installer root:
    cd SpiInfrastructure/Scripts/installer
  • Run the packaging script. The version argument will be used to name the generated archive. Here we use test as version name:
    xmlTools/bin/ --version test
    The whole project is rebuild and packaged.
  • Archive is available at cwd under the name **.

-- YannickPatois - 06 Dec 2005

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