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Re: LilyPond 1.3.148

From: Jérémie Lumbroso
Subject: Re: LilyPond 1.3.148
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 15:08:21 +0200

> > What could be done, I think, should be to download the comp-
> > lete MiKTeX package,  and launch the installation after the
> > Lilypond setup is done.
> Are there any problems to launch an external installation program
> during the Lilypond setup? You don't want to wait til after the
> setup, since the Lilypond setup has to(?) know where the other
> packages are located.

It wouldn't change much. The problem, resides in the capabi-
You mean by checking the registry? That's easy to do. I'm j-
ust asking myself if the Lilypond setup can use a ShellAndW-
ait type command (pause itself until the MiKTeX setup is do-
And, what's to be done if the user cancels the MiKTeX setup?

> MiKTeX is modular today, see
> You only need the Level 1 packages.


I downloaded 25 Mb of binaries and sources that are just cl-
uttering my hard-drive, wasting space?  Does this mean that
I stupedly used up half a day out of downloading...  I feel

> > The first solution that comes to (my) mind, would be to hav-
> > e the bash installation script generate an exported registr-
> > y value file (the *.reg managed by Regedit) and have it ins-
> > ert all needed values for Python into the registry. It does-
> > n't require much work. I attached a file that should set ev-
> > ery key necessary to Python, but I haven't any way of testi-
> > ng it.  I'll explain what the paths are, though I doubt you
> > need help.
> I wouldn't want to support such a thing, that's why I propose
> to use the standard installation procedures whenever possible.
> Of course, if you volounteer, it'd be great.

I'd be glad to do this. But does this mean I have to test i-
t too? Oh well... What should I be doing.  And when you say
you don't want to support such a thing, is it because you t-
hink it's un-ethical to play around with one's registry ;-)?

Jérémie Lumbroso

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