Subject: Re: Graphical Sysinst in 2.0
To: None <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/07/2004 15:19:42
On 7-Sep-04, at 3:08 PM, Bill Studenmund wrote:
>> what-you-expect-to-get-is-what-you-get that counts.  When I install 
>> just the
>> base sets, I want just the base sets.  No KDE thanks.  No games, no 
>> useless
>> garbage.  No illogical dependencies like Palm Pilot or PCMCIA stuff 
>> when I have
>> no Palm Pilot nor do I use a laptop.
> Well, you've now wandered into system configuration and syspkg and an
> integrated OS + pkgsrc install. I think there are a number of choices 
> we'd
> need to make before we get there. :-)

My biggest peeve (and this may be outdated since I haven't looked at 
sysinst for a couple of years) is that there's no way to interactively 
and visually size your disk partitions without pulling out your 
calculator or adding numbers in your head... Maybe I'm the only doofus 
who needs to have pictures (ascii is fine) but that's about the only 
thing I'd want out of a new 'sysinst'.

If this already exists, then I'm sorry for bringing it up.