Removal of sysinstall from HEAD and lack of a post-install
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 27 05:05:58 UTC 2011
On 12/26/2011 20:29, Xin LI wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> The story so far ...
>> sysinstall was removed from HEAD in October. I (and others) objected on
>> the basis that at this time there is no replacement for the post-install
>> configuration role that sysinstall played. More sysinstall components
>> were then removed. Then the old version of libdialog (which sysinstall
>> used) was removed. Thus at this point it's not possible to easily
>> restore sysinstall.
>> So my question is, how much do you care? Is lack of that functionality
>> in HEAD something that we care about?
> Perhaps make it a port instead? I personally don't use sysinstall for
> post-install tasks at all, but it won't hurt to have such
You're not the first person to suggest that, but I don't see how it's
actually responsive to the problem. This issue only affects HEAD, so a
port would not be generally useful. It would also be an enormous amount
of work to make it into a port. It would be much easier to revert the
necessary changes to bring back the old libdialog and sysinstall itself.
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