Why is sysinstall considered end-of-life?

Andrea Venturoli ml.diespammer at netfence.it
Wed Jan 10 21:24:51 UTC 2007

Ivan Voras wrote:

Well, I'll make my statement too...

> Two reasons AFAIK:
> 1. it simply doesn't even know how deal with the more modern features
> like GEOM & RAID, more advanced authentication mechanisms (nsswitch),
> and devices like sound cards (there are many more in this list...)

Apart from that, I used to be able to sysinsall a machine booting via 
PXE. This doesn't work anymore in recent versions :-(
Or maybe it is just my incompetence, but then, if someone managed this, 
I'd like to hear about it.

> 2. it's way past what's currently considered "user friendly"

Please don't get any graphics bloatware in the way. :-)

... just my two eurocents.


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