Coyote Package System (CPS) Manual


Table of Contents

  1. Installing CPS
  2. Using CPS
  3. Installing Packages
  4. Removing Packages
  5. Finishing up (applying the changes)
  6. Uninstalling CPS
  7. How to build your own CPS Package!!
  8. Other Stuff you should know!!
  9. Licences & Copyrights
  10. Development Team
  11. Special Thanks

Installing CPS

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..

  1. Obtain the latest version of CPS from the Router Design Project website.
  2. Unzip it's contents onto a blank floppy disk (in this example we'll use a 1.44 MS-DOS formatted disk)
  3. Place the disk with CPS into the Coyote machine.
  4. Mount the disk (mount /dev/fd0u1440 /mnt)
  5. Change to the floppy directory (cd /mnt)
  6. Run the patch file (./patch)
  7. Use the appropriate menu options
  8. After you have installed CPS and quit out of the patch menu, get out of the floppy directory (cd)
  9. Now un-mount the floppy (umount /mnt) and remove your CPS disk (you don't need it anymore)
  10. Place the Coyote disk back in the drive and run backup!

Using CPS

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..

Installing Packages

  1. Obtain CPS packages you wish to install (CPS packs have .cps extention and are available at the Router Design Project website)
  2. Put the .cps files on a blank floppy (in this example a 1.44 MS-DOS formatted floppy is used)
  3. Select option "i) Install packages" from the CPS main menu.
  4. Place the floppy with your .cps files in the drive on the Coyote machine.
  5. Select the appropriate disk size. (1.44 Mb in this example)
  6. From the list of files given, type the package you want to install
  7. 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 CL disk!
  8. The package help file is shown, read it!
  9. Your asked if you want to edit the package's configuration files (if available)
  10. Your asked if you want to install another package from the same disk.
  11. Your asked if you want to install another package from a different disk.

Removing Packages

  1. Select option "r) Remove packages" from the CPS main menu.
  2. From the list of packages given, type the name of the package you want to remove
  3. After a short period your package is removed and will no longer be on the list
  4. Repeat the steps until you have removed everything you want to, type "q" to quit

Finishing up (applying the changes)

  1. Make sure you have your Coyote disk in the drive and the write protection is off!!
  2. Select option "f) Finished - backup & reboot"
  3. Please wait for all your packages to be backed up
  4. Follow the reboot instructions!

Uninstalling CPS

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 CPS!

  1. Make sure your Coyote disk is in the drive!!
  2. Select option "u) Uninstall CPS"
  3. Are you sure you want to uninstall CPS: [y/n]?
  4. CPS is uninstalled and your Coyote disk is backed up!

How to build your own CPS Package!!

  1. Obtain the blank.tgz file from the Router Design Project website.
  2. extract it's contents to a temp directory (this will be your blank template)
  3. open the readme.html file and follow the instructions found there!

Other Stuff you should know!!

Licences & Copyrights

Development Team

Programming & Concept Alpha & Beta Testing
Wes Brewer [nd3] Rusty Martin [omega monk]
  Mel Kliner [northern rebel]
  Andrew Barnes [canuckle]

Special Thanks