Yeap Sorry for being The modules have to work on the fly and mimick what *.exe's do for in windows Similar concept to the module is the *.pbi that PCBSD uses. I prefer pristine FreeBSD, where I learn the system rather than a system is smarter and will set things up for you But for your windows users friend(s) there needs to be a smooth transition and I get itgreat but pls think for a while about fresh members coming from Windows :wink:
I did not know that the dependencies could be placed in different locations and shared instead of an all in one folder/module and avoid depsSecond case is better cause you will be able to avoid duplicated deps in your system.
I am quite intrigued by this concept. Why? As I have studied module creation & insertion on the fly, I noticed many things like the modules *.lzm & now *.xzm living in two places, ie., in images folder and in /mnt/live/memory/changes/ or /mnt/live/memory/modules. If I build the module from source & insert it on the fly, if I don't build it and insert it. There are differences. I had no idea that there was more to it Thanks for sharing this. I have more to learn.module can't be inserted to union while being placed inside union (aufs), that's why it gets moved to /mnt/live/memory/modules/ first which is a real fs (user is using changes= cheatcode) or tmpfs (user is not saving changes). if you activate a module directly from usb/cd/hd it wont be moved anywhere.
second thing - module is mounted to /mnt/live/memory/images/ and not extracted so it does not consume memory.
If you were to change to Gentoo build, one could use this idea Some folks have encouraged me to try out gentoo, but they tell me that there are stages, that one has to build the system and it could take a while to intall it? I use SystemRescueCD which is Gentoo based, but I just use it to make partitions & blank passwords for windows usersGentoo ebouild system is almost the same as ports in FREEBSD.
I am happy & thankful for porteus and I am surprised that there are few questions regarding modems(winmodems) & dialup users. Ahau has written some very nice howto's regarding pbuilds for some of these modems. This is where I did more work, but now I don't use dialup anymore and somehow I can't test the modules as I would like to.