New BSD Installer

Joe Holden lists at
Fri Feb 10 19:55:27 UTC 2012

Alex Samorukov wrote:
> On 02/10/2012 06:56 PM, Joe Holden wrote:
>> Guys,
>> This should really be reverted to sysinstall until the new installer 
>> is at least in a state where it consistently works... the most 
>> important part of a new users experience is the installer and the few 
>> new installs I have done lately I've just installed 8.2 and upgraded 
>> from there as the new installer is terribly buggy.
> Hi,
> I am highly against reverting. Old installer is not GPT aware and in 
> fact is unmaintained for a very long time.
True, there is that.

> About ftp - its probably needs to be handled better, but most of the 
> user i think using cd/dvd image, so it is not an issue. And new 
> installer is written on shell, so i think its better to fix broken parts 
> then to revert it to outdated and unmaintained code.
True also perhaps, could be more user friendly though especially for 
people just installing it - I have been using my own install scripts and 
such since 5 but am giving the new installer a go at the moment...

> P.S. i personally had no problems with a new installer, used it from DVD.
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