install from a remote tarball (to download)

Registered by Giuseppe Maxia on 2008-06-13

in addition to specifying a local tarball, the sandbox should also allow a remote one, to be specified with a URL. Need to figure out how to cope with the MySQL mirror selection system

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Not started
Approver:
Giuseppe Maxia
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Giuseppe Maxia
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Giuseppe Maxia
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
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Problems with this task:

* Parsing MySQL download URLs, which include a redirect path for a mirror
* Identifying the right binary for current OS
* Which application/module to be used for downloading (curl, wget, Perl LWP)
* Where to download the binaries
* How to determine if there is already an up to date local copy of the chosen binary

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