On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Bruce Cran <br...@cran.org.uk> wrote:
> On 25/07/2011 06:01, Freddie Cash wrote: > >> Thank goodness. The worst thing about sysinstall was that it tried to be a >> Swiss Army knife doing everything, yet not doing any one thing well. It made >> a royal mess of rc.conf if you tried to use it to configure a system. >> Usually the first time someone mentions they use it for post-install >> configuration, the recommendation is to stop doing that! An os installer >> should do just that: install the os and nothing else. >> > > I tend to disagree with this. For people unfamiliar with FreeBSD using it > as a systems administration tool can be really useful, at least until they > understand where all the various configuration files are and how they work. > Having recently switched to opensuse from Ubuntu I know I find the YaST > tool incredibly useful, and probably wouldn't have continued using SuSE if > it hadn't been there. Its installer mode is one of the better installers > I've come across, and lets you fine-tune the configuration. > The difference is that YaST was designed from the get-go to be both a system management tool and a software installation tool and a system installation tool. Sysinstall was not, and sysinstall used as a post-install management tool the past couple of years has caused more issues for newbies than it's "solved". If nothing else happened to sysinstall but all the post-install crud was removed from it, it would be improved a thousand-fold. Since no one has stepped up to fix the issues with the post-install management facets of sysinstall, it's only natural to remove those bits. And, since no one wants to create a new TUI management tool, there's no reason to burden the bsdinstall devs with it. Let's make an installation tool. Later, we can worry about a TUI management tool, if it's really needed. -- Freddie Cash fjwc...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"