Coyote Package System (CPS) Manual
Table of Contents
- Installing CPS
- Using CPS
- Installing Packages
- Removing Packages
- Finishing up (applying the changes)
- Uninstalling CPS
- How to build your own CPS Package!!
- Other Stuff you should know!!
- Licences & Copyrights
- Development Team
- Special Thanks
CPS is installed on your Coyote router via an easy to install patch! You must
have Coyote Linux already installed and running to install CPS! It's suggested
that you make a backup (2nd disk) of your Coyote disk before you patch it! When
your ready, follow the steps below..
- Obtain the latest version of CPS from the Router
Design Project website.
- Unzip it's contents onto a blank floppy disk (in this example we'll use
a 1.44 MS-DOS formatted disk)
- Place the disk with CPS into the Coyote machine.
- Mount the disk (mount /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt)
- Change to the floppy directory (cd /mnt)
- Run the patch file (./patch)
- Use the appropriate menu options
- After you have installed CPS and quit out of the patch menu, get out of
the floppy directory (cd)
- Now un-mount the floppy (umount /mnt) and remove your CPS disk (you don't
need it anymore)
- Place the Coyote disk back in the drive and run backup!
If you properly installed CPS you should see a new menu option "p) Coyote
Package System". Using CPS is quite self explainitory but just incase your
lost, we'll walk through some of it below..
On the CPS main menu you will notice the following..
- CPS version # in the top right hand corner.
- CPS Homepage & Copyright info
- The free space that's available on your boot device (/dev/boot)
- Some options (which are covered below)
- Obtain CPS packages you wish to install (CPS packs have .cps extention and
are available at the Router Design Project
- Put the .cps files on a blank floppy (in this example a 1.44 MS-DOS formatted
floppy is used)
- Select option "i) Install packages" from the CPS main menu.
- Place the floppy with your .cps files in the drive on the Coyote machine.
- Select the appropriate disk size. (1.44 Mb in this example)
- From the list of files given, type the package you want to install
- Details of the package size & the free space available are given. If
you encounter an error here then you don't have enough free space on your
- The package help file is shown, read it!
- Your asked if you want to edit the package's configuration files (if available)
- Your asked if you want to install another package from the same disk.
- Your asked if you want to install another package from a different disk.
- Select option "r) Remove packages" from the CPS main menu.
- From the list of packages given, type the name of the package you want to
- After a short period your package is removed and will no longer be on the
- Repeat the steps until you have removed everything you want to, type "q"
Finishing up (applying the changes)
- Make sure you have your Coyote disk in the drive and the write protection
- Select option "f) Finished - backup & reboot"
- Please wait for all your packages to be backed up
- Follow the reboot instructions!
In the CPS main menu you will find an option to uninstall CPS. This will ONLY
remove CPS and it WILL NOT remove and packages you installed using CPS!! Uninstalling
CPS will restore your Coyote main menu (lrcfg) back to the way it was before
- Make sure your Coyote disk is in the drive!!
- Select option "u) Uninstall CPS"
- Are you sure you want to uninstall CPS: [y/n]?
- CPS is uninstalled and your Coyote disk is backed up!
How to build your own CPS Package!!
- Obtain the blank.tgz
file from the Router Design Project
- extract it's contents to a temp directory (this will be your blank template)
- open the readme.html file and follow the instructions found there!
Other Stuff you should know!!
- A CPS
forum is available at the Coyote
- Help is available under option "h) Help and other info" on the
CPS main menu.
- Configuration & Help files are available for each package through their
package menu's (Main menu -> 3) Package Settings -> [package].
Licences & Copyrights
- CPS is covered under the GNU GPL version 2 as stated during the install
- CPS is copyrighted by Wes Brewer, 2002.
- All programs within CPS packages are covered under there respective licences
as specified by the author!
- All programs within CPS Packages are copyrighted as specified by their respective
authors and/or owners.
|Programming & Concept
||Alpha & Beta Testing
|Wes Brewer [nd3]
||Rusty Martin [omega monk]
||Mel Kliner [northern rebel]
||Andrew Barnes [canuckle]
- Developer's of the original Linux Router Project - LRP
- Joshua Jackson & everyone responsible for the development of Coyote
- Charles Steinkuehler, Jacques Nilo, and all LEAF team members for the great
documentation and various available LRP packages.
- All LRP package builders and *nix program authors which develop code under
any open source licences!
- All people who contributed to the development of CPS, it's packages and
people who donate to the Router Design Project
help keep us alive :)
- And anyone else I may have forgotten!