Ivan Voras 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. > > 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...)
There's a strong argument often made it behaves correctly in this regard. The job of sysinstall is to bring a basic system up and running (thus enabling the use of more conventional tools), not to be tha all-singing, all-dancing, fill-out-the-taxes-and-change- the-baby's-diaper installation program. Should you want one of those, I'm sure you could talk to MicroSoft. :-) Even if you accept that position, there are things it could do differently, do better, and even do at all. Robert Huff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"