Apropos Removal of sysinstall

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Thu Jan 5 14:42:24 UTC 2012

On 01/04/12 14:56, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2011, at 1:49 PM, Bruce Cran wrote:
>> On 29/12/2011 18:39, Renato Botelho wrote:
>>> IIRC, PCBSD installer can install a regular FreeBSD on ZFS.
>> It can do, but you're left with a /very/ basic installation - the hostname, network interfaces etc. aren't configured, which could be a problem for some people.
>> If I thought there would be any support for it, I'd try and find time to plug in the sade(4) rewrite into sysinstall - it has a rather nice UI and supports ZFS.
> The base of the PC-BSD installer is in the system as pc-sysinstall...  There were plans to merge bsdinstall with it that never came to fruition.  pc-sysinstall handles the hard part of the system install on a huge number of combinations.
> Just FYI.

For those interested in this, there is a brief list of the kinds of 
things that need to be done and hurdles along the way on the wiki at: 

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