Subject: Re: new i386 snapshot uploaded
To: Missing - presumed fed. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christopher R. Bowman <crb@Glue.umd.edu>
Date: 09/03/1997 14:49:27
On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Missing - presumed fed. wrote:
> ...there are install tools...? :-)
> Is anyone actually _working_ on install tools, or is it still up for
> grabs? 'Cause my experience with NetBSD has thus far been to just
> grab the snaps/binaries/tarballs/whatever and haul them over and do
> a manual install [I run sparc and i386].
> In fact, last time, about the only thing I did via the install script
> was to label the disk (on an ix86 -- I haven't had to relabel my disks
> on my sparc (knock on packed cellulose)).
> and Yes, this is an offer to work on some install tools. Seeing as we
> can't realistically do an X interface, do we have the space for a curses-
> based installation toolset on the install floppy? Static or dynamic
> probably doesn't matter unless we're doing more than one program,
> Humanocentric religions and ways of life have proven to be our undoing.
Perhaps you ought to leverage off the FreeBSD effort, take a look at their
install tools, which are pretty good.
Besides, I think that any way we can keep the camps as close together
we should try.
Christopher R. Bowman
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