althekiller Wrote:Oh dear...where to start. I'm sure your intentions were pure and all, but I simply can't condone the use of a tool such as this. The concept is sound, assuming everything goes as planned, but what if an error occurs? There's no useful output, no error checking at all, it's all extremely naive. How are we supposed to offer support to users who have no idea what they've done? Linux isn't Windows, the type of person who will find this script useful doesn't know that. How can they help us help them? If they had installed manually, not only would they know at what stage an error occurred, but they would have learned from all of the steps leading up to it. Users who aren't willing to learn a little bit to get what they want, aren't ready for Linux either.
Like I already wrote in my post:
So if you're ready to handle every support questions from every user who installs with this script, regardless of whether it applies directly to the script or not, great, we'll move the posts here. Otherwise, I'm going to have to discourage all users from installing with this method.
I'm sorry I have to be so discouraging on the matter. Hopefully you can find some other way to contribute you skills to the community.
"I made this script primarily for personal use and to my friends. I still hope this can be to use for someone else who don't have Linux knowledge and want to install XBMC Media Center in 1-2-3. I learned the Linux language 8 days ago, so feel free to post comments on how to optimize/change the script to get better
The script barely does the EXACT same thing as all these different "HOW-TO" guides. It's just basic commands put togheter in automation. If it doesn't work for you, try another method. Even the step-by-step guides / Newbies
have x-amount of posts from users having problems, so I don't see the big difference.
Yes, the code SHOULD be better with etc error checking, log output.. but like I'we already stated: I'm no expert in Linux. I did this from a Linux-Dummies-But-Want-To-Learn stand of view. I was of course hoping that someone with Linux coding knowledge could come with some nice feedback before I learned some better coding. Every idea has to start somewhere before it grows into a 100% working solution.
Ofcourse, I didn't place this thread under "Supplemental Tools for XBMC" myself. I would also expect to have another feedback based on more answers and feedback to this post itself. Not one person having some questions.