Hmm... why?

Wilko Bulte wkb at
Mon May 24 01:35:48 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 12:10:07AM -0700, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:


> > and we all know what kind of war that starts. I personally think 
> > freebsd should have its own installer under its own license. 
> > 
> I think you sell the FreeBSD community a bit short.  The issue is not 
> GPL vs BSD, and if there were a good, generic installation framework 
> that could be adapted to FreeBSD and was under the GPL, I don't think 
> people would blink twice at it.  The problem with the Linux installers 
> isn't that they're GPL'd, it's that they're written to be very specific 
> to the distribution they're installing and make a lot of assumptions 
> about low-level Linux-specific partitioning methods and such. 

Apart from that I have yet to see a Linux installer that does not make
me run for the hills..

sysinstall might not be it, but the Linux installers are by no means
better. IMO etc.

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