svn commit: r209787 - head/usr.sbin/sysinstall
gabor at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 8 09:35:07 UTC 2010
Em 2010.07.08. 10:53, Colin Percival escreveu:
> My personal feeling was that since the level of interest in sysinstall from
> FreeBSD developers was generally low, this would be sufficient, so I told
> randi to go ahead and commit without also adding noise to -arch; but if you
> think the freebsd-sysinstall list is insufficient I'll get her to back this
> out pending discussion on -arch.
Imo, it should go to current at . It's the only officially supported
installer, which also implies that it's a default piece of software that
you just cannot avoid while installing.
>> I just used this
>> feature yesterday to repair my -CURRENT installation on a netbook with
>> an USB snapshot image. First I tried freebsd-update but it just failed
>> to fetch the keys from the servers and was unable to produce any sensual
>> error message
> Yes, freebsd-update should print a more useful error message when it is asked
> to upgrade to a release it doesn't support (freebsd-update only does RELEASEs,
> BETAs, and RCs).
Another reason to keep this feature then. And what if your installation
is broken in such a way that you cannot run freebsd-update? Yeah, there
is the fixit console and the live system but what if I just want to
overwrite my system with the binaries of the installation media without
mocking with manual repair? There's no other way to do so, so this
feature is still useful. If you want to make it clear that it's not
recommended for updates, let's move it to the repair section as "Quick
repair from installation media" or something like that.
> But a more *sensual* message is probably not necessary. :-)
Sorry, bad English. :)
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