The beastie boot menu.
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Nov 29 21:34:09 PST 2004
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 06:18:34AM +0100, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> Quoting Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>:
> > > Colin Percival's patches:
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2004-March/023804.html
> > >
> > > Ruslan Ermilov talks about plans for a "make uninstall target":
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2004-March/023961.html
> > >
> > > Read the whole thread though, and also the "Pkg-based base system" thread
> > > the same month, for a sample of reactions.
> > Thanks. Both of those people are FreeBSD committers though, so I
> > don't know why you think there's "no chance of it becoming
> > mainstream".
> Scott Long is a core team member, but nonetheless decided that the boot
> menu wasn't worth the fight.
I'm not talking about that, though.
> Those postings are 8 months old. If there has been further discussion,
> obviously you're unaware of them, as I am (but I don't read the lists much
> anymore). You're certainly aware that a lot of FreeBSD people will not
> countenance the idea.
I disagree - there's nothing controversial about allowing users to
uninstall parts of the world they installed, as long as the FreeBSD
upgrade process doesn't rely on it.
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