On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:20:31 -0400 Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have wondered if it might be reasonable to put a bunch of (more) > of that sort of stuff in a select list during installation so a > user can choose right then if certain things will be retained or > dropped on the floor. Most of the base system options are either highly-technical or bike-shed options like removing games. If those options are exposed in the installer, they should be buried so deep you need caving equipment. > Fortune and games and even the latest Perl > and some other things might be good candidates for that select list. > > I know there is a place where you can run through pretty much the > whole list of ports and select, but that is really too overwhelming. > I would suggest this be a separate list, mostly limited to those > things that many people want (but others don't) in the base system. Personally I think it's a very bad idea to blur the distinction between base system and packages in the installer. If you already know FreeBSD, it's potentially confusing; if you don't it just reinforces the misconception that everything is a package. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"