Mark Lu wrote: > I've read up a few things stating that sysinstall is at its > end-of-life and there are plans to replace it. I'm wondering about the > reasons or rationale behind this. Even today, sysinstall seems to work > extremely well as an easy-to-use, simple, and stable tool for the > installation of FreeBSD. None of the features seem limiting or > outdated to me. So, why is there a move to find a replacement or > something? Software shouldn't be replaced for the sole reason of being > old if it works, right?
Two reasons AFAIK: 1. it simply doesn't even know how deal with the more modern features like GEOM & RAID, more advanced authentication mechanisms (nsswitch), and devices like sound cards (there are many more in this list...) 2. it's way past what's currently considered "user friendly"
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