Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of WikiStart

Sep 3, 2010, 9:50:39 PM (10 years ago)
Yuri Dario

Add description and general informations about bootstrap.


  • WikiStart

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    1 = Welcome to Trac 0.11.7 =
     1= RPM&YUM for eComStation (OS/2) =
    3 Trac is a '''minimalistic''' approach to '''web-based''' management of
    4 '''software projects'''. Its goal is to simplify effective tracking and handling of software issues, enhancements and overall progress.
     4[ RPM] Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages. Each software package consists of an archive of files along with information about the package like its version, a description, and the like. There is also a library API, permitting advanced developers to manage such transactions from programming languages such as C or Python.
     5RPM is free software, released under the GNU GPL.
    6 All aspects of Trac have been designed with the single goal to
    7 '''help developers write great software''' while '''staying out of the way'''
    8 and imposing as little as possible on a team's established process and
    9 culture.
     7[ YUM] is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm. Yum has a plugin interface for adding simple features. Yum can also be used from other python programs via its module interface.
    11 As all Wiki pages, this page is editable, this means that you can
    12 modify the contents of this page simply by using your
    13 web-browser. Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the bottom
    14 of the page. WikiFormatting will give you a detailed description of
    15 available Wiki formatting commands.
     9== Current Status ==
     10The current code is providing most of the features of RPM and YUM. While RPM can be run from any drive, the YUM code still needs to be executed from your UNIXROOT disk (python requires more fixes).
    17 "[wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] ''yourenvdir'' initenv" created
    18 a new Trac environment, containing a default set of wiki pages and some sample
    19 data. This newly created environment also contains
    20 [wiki:TracGuide documentation] to help you get started with your project.
     12== Releases ==
     13Testers only: The bootstrap installation is available in zip format from
    22 You can use [wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] to configure
    23 [ Trac] to better fit your project, especially in
    24 regard to ''components'', ''versions'' and ''milestones''.
     15 *[]
     17Unpack the zip file somewhere and start the install.cmd script. It will install RPM and YUM code into your UNIXROOT drive.
    27 TracGuide is a good place to start.
    29 Enjoy! [[BR]]
    30 ''The Trac Team''
     21 * UNIXROOT variable defined
     22 * x:\usr\bin added to PATH
     23 * x:\usr\lib added to LIBPATH
    32 == Starting Points ==
     25Be aware that current script does not check enviroment, it is only meant to be used for testing the code.
     26Also RPM will overwrite all required files into your x:\usr and x:\var trees, so please backup your data before installing.
    34  * TracGuide --  Built-in Documentation
    35  * [ The Trac project] -- Trac Open Source Project
    36  * [ Trac FAQ] -- Frequently Asked Questions
    37  * TracSupport --  Trac Support
     28Python 2.6.5, libxml2, glib2, sqlite3 will also be installed as part of YUM requirements.
    39 For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.
     30== Repository ==
     31A test repository is being setup at, at the following URL
     35We will provide a package to automatically install this repository, meanwhile create a file ''x:/etc/yum/repos.d/netlabs-exp.repo'' with following content:
     39name=Netlabs experimental repository $releasever - $basearch
     44or download this [ file].
     46While the packages are supposed to work, do not expect them to be free from bugs, also the layout is not final.
     48== Reporting bugs ==
     50Reporting bugs and requesting new features is done through the ticket system. You can view existing tickets, add comments to them and create new tickets using the corresponding buttons at the top of every page. If you want to submit a new bug or request a feature, please use the Search function first to make sure there is no ticket for this task already created.
     52Anonymous access to the ticket system has been restricted due to multiple attacks of stupid spammers we've been suffering from lately. In order to create a new ticket or comment the existing one, you need to login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at We are sorry for inconvenience, but at the present time this is the only way to avoid extremely annoying spam.