Re: [dev] [ANN] sabotage 2011-04-30, a musl+busybox based distribution

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 20:32:35 +0000

Most simply you'd have a script for fetching and installing the latest
version, allowing you to link to whatever version works ATM (if the
newly insalled one is broken), rather than having to mess with the

On 5/15/11, Benjamin R. Haskell <> wrote:
> On Sun, 15 May 2011, Ethan Grammatikidis wrote:
>> On 13 May 2011, at 9:35 pm, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
>>> On 5/12/11, Ethan Grammatikidis wrote:
>>>> A bit late but I thought it worth mentioning you don't even have to
>>>> install Opera 11, just untar it and run in situ. I wrote a little
>>>> script to cd to the highest-versioned dir matching ~/apps/opera-*
>>>> and run the included script. I much prefer that to a package manager
>>>> keeping track of where everything is.
>>> I dislike package managers almost as much as everyone else on this
>>> list (while I believe them to be the best feature of mainstream Free
>>> distros (aside from hackability)), but seriously, wouldn't it suck
>>> less to use a single link and get rid of the script?
>> The included script relies on the basename of $0, so I'd have to
>> rewrite it on every upgrade. This is what I have instead:
>> #!/bin/sh
>> cd ~/apps
>> dir=`ls -t opera* | sed 1q`
>> cd $dir
>> ./opera
> When installing a new version of Opera, just link the latest one to
> ~/apps/opera. Then you don't need the script, or it at least becomes
> really simple. I assume your basename of $0 comment means the script
> cares where it lives, so you can't just link it in ~/bin/ (ln -s
> ~/apps/opera/opera ~/bin/)?
> #!/bin/sh
> cd ~/apps/opera
> ./opera
> --
> Best,
> Ben
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