[HOWTO] Understanding Module Creation: Two Case Studies

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[HOWTO] Understanding Module Creation: Two Case Studies

Post#1 by Ahau » 24 May 2011, 00:35

This tutorial has been moved to the main site, please go here: http://porteus.org/info/docs/36-modules ... udies.html
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Re: [HOWTO] Understanding Module Creation: Two Case Studies

Post#2 by 82issa » 24 May 2011, 01:40

I take advantage of Always Fresh mode, so my filesystem never gets cluttered.
I am not sure if you have this in the tips and tricks. This is a fantastic idea, I don't know why I haven't thought of doing this.

Another note. The mloop instruction works just fine for mounting an xzm to specified directory. I have writen up a script that
I believe Fathom Is adding to next release which is "lsxzm". It list the contents of an xzm without extracting or mounting. In
all I think this is a wonderful start to a tough subject mater.

The info on the lsxzm script is under this post.
http://www.porteus.org/forum/viewtopic. ... f3de#p3522
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Re: [HOWTO] Understanding Module Creation: Two Case Studies

Post#3 by Ahau » 25 May 2011, 17:14

Thank you very much, 82issa!

I've added your lsxzm tool to the doc (I look forward to using it in the next RC or Final)

I've also added a paragraph about booting fresh to the Tips and Tricks doc, good call!

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Updated draft to include some minor typos; I also retooled it to use a clean workspace instead of doing things on the desktop and in /var/slackyd. I'm just a messy slut, but I guess I shouldn't train others into my bad habits :D
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Re: [HOWTO] Understanding Module Creation: Two Case Studies

Post#4 by brokenman » 01 Jun 2011, 00:54

I guess the tool may be useful for some. Personally i've always just used unsquashfs -l which seems just as simple. A slight correction though ... this command does unpack a module although not to disk file space. AFAIAK there is no way to look inside an archive without opening it.
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