Hi Freddie Cash! On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 22:01:44 -0700; Freddie Cash wrote about 'Re: Trying to install current from a memory stick and then a DVD and got a new and strange installer.':
>> 3) I see no "post-install" uses on the new one. Sysinstall could be used > on an up-and-running system to do everything from adding a user to changing > a nameserver and more. > 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. No. That's wrong. An installer should make a usable system. While using sysinstall for configuration multiple times made a mess, it is still needed to make configuration the _first time_ - and it really did, without any mess. You've got a working keyboard, TTY, network, users/passwords, etc. - before reboot. This is something which must be intuitive for a new user, even if it is used only one time in the system's life (at the installation). Cutting it - is a regression. -- WBR, Vadim Goncharov. ICQ#166852181 mailto:vadim_nucli...@mail.ru [Moderator of RU.ANTI-ECOLOGY][FreeBSD][http://antigreen.org][LJ:/nuclight] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"