why BSDs got no love

Tom Rhodes trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Wed Dec 23 16:16:58 UTC 2009


On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 06:58:46 -0800
Randi Harper <randi at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at berklix.com> wrote:
> > Peer Schaefer <peer.schaefer at hamburg.de> wrote:
> >
> >> BTW, the Debian installer consists (a) of a modular, frontend agnostic
> >> backend, and (b) different frontend "plugins", e.g. a curses-frontend or
> >> a X/GTK+-frontend. This is a modular and very elegant approach (but
> >> surely difficult to implement).
> >
> > Perhaps the way to go is a common table of target defaults eg
> >        /usr/src/usr.sbin/sysinstall/install.cfg
> > Which could then be edited by all of
> >        Front end CLI           (*)
> >        Front end curses GUI    (*)
> >                (*)             Maybe these 2 alternatives should be
> >                                the first question the installer asks ?
> >        Front end X11 GUI (for later after main install complete
> >                                - Shudder, Not that I'd use it, but someone
> >                                  would probably want to write one).
> >        vi - for editing, & writing back to new boot media,
> >                to auto install on multiple identical new machines.
> 
> 
> I would sooner stab myself in the face.

Editing disks in vi is fun apparently!  :)

> 
> 
> > All of 4.11, 7.1 & 8.0 man sysinstall contain:
> >        This product is currently at the end of its life cycle and
> >        will eventually be replaced.
> 
> 
> Sure, once someone writes something everyone can agree upon. Until
> then, sorry, you're stuck with sysinstall. :)

What happened to the BSD installer?  And finstall ... Ivan?
Ivan *knock knock*  ;)

-- 
Tom Rhodes


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