New BSD Installer

Carl Johnson carlj at
Fri Feb 10 23:00:59 UTC 2012

Alex Samorukov <ml at> writes:

> 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.
> 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 parts then to revert it to outdated and unmaintained code.

The major problem I saw is that I couldn't find any mention of the
packages on the CD/DVD in any of the menus.  Is there really no way of
installing them, or did I manage to overlook it?  I ran through it twice
and ended up using sysinstall both times to install the packages.
Carl Johnson		carlj at

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