sysinstall colours

Michiel Overtoom motoom at
Wed Oct 14 00:50:14 UTC 2009

On Saturday 10 October 2009 01:59:32 Randi Harper wrote:

> All the problems with sysinstall, and your idea is to
> change the color? [...]

Fancy colors seems to me like a wrong focus of attention too... but maybe it 
would be nice to be able to run sysinstall in monochrome mode, for maximum 
contrast?  Is this possible already?  Just plain gray text on black 
background, and inverse for the selection bar, would be useful for those that 
have trouble reading yellow text on a lightgray background.

Anyway, it's great to see that sysinstall gets some attention and useful 

What sometimes bothers me a bit while using sysinstall is the long sequence of 
Yes/No questions at a certain moment  ('do you want NFS server?  do you want 
NFS client?  do you want anonymous FTP?  do you want bridging? etc...).  A 
more logical user interface seems a list of configurable options with their 
current settings, where you can 'point and click' with a selection bar to 
toggle Yes/No.


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