On Oct 9, 2013, at 2:48 PM, Adrian Chadd wrote: > On 9 October 2013 11:28, Bruce Cran <br...@cran.org.uk> wrote: > >> On 10/9/2013 3:17 PM, Alfred Perlstein wrote: >> >>> Only a few years ago you could take a dvd or memstick of FreeBSD and have >>> 1000s of packages to choose from during your install. That is broken now? >>> >> >> At some point it was decided that the installer should be as simple as >> possible and package installation was a post-install task, for once the >> system was up and running. I think that might be changing with bsdinstall >> getting pkgng support, but it did seem like a fairly major regression at >> the time. >
That wasn't the rationale. sysinstall was broken and more people wanted a replacement than wanted to see it fixed. bsdinstall is simply coming of age still (sysinstall had a 15 year run). > > I think it was more a "this is a stepping stone to a bigger change.." .. > and that didn't happen soon after. > Adrian is right. It was a "first step" (nobody intended to see functionality get dropped -- it's a matter of finding the time to replace a 15-year code line -- sysinstall). Only a very small handful of us are actively working on it. It's further along than you think. You can always help out by testing. > The other thing here is the introduction of the uhm, "livefs". It's big and > it took up the space once occupied by the first set of packages. Honestly, > I'm kinda surprised how big base is these days, but I have other fights to > fight right now. > The livefs is a bee in my bonnet too. But as you say... more pressing things to worry about right now than break something that is working currently. -- Devin _____________ The information contained in this message is proprietary and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please: (i) delete the message and all copies; (ii) do not disclose, distribute or use the message in any manner; and (iii) notify the sender immediately. In addition, please be aware that any message addressed to our domain is subject to archiving and review by persons other than the intended recipient. Thank you. _______________________________________________ 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"