Subject: install/18547: sparc new install scripts need ctrl-HJKL for cursor movement (all installs do)
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Date: 10/05/2002 13:51:19
>Synopsis: sparc new install scripts need ctrl-HJKL for cursor movement (all installs do)
>Arrival-Date: Sat Oct 05 13:52:00 PDT 2002
>Originator: Robert D. Keys
retired unix geek
no output - install never completes (old install script works tho)
in the timezone menus the navigation modes are broken for sparc, and
I will assume many other systems because cursor keys don't work.
< and > and space traverse the menus by screens but once in a particular
screen there is no way to navigate the menu to the desired time zone.
install using new sparc install script
Note: The old install script mostly worked, but did not install a
kernel. Manually installing a kernel after reloading the CD
install brought the system up finally.
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS default to the time proven standard
of ctrl-HJKL for ANY CURSOR MOVEMENT in install scripts, so that the
script will be portable across all platforms. Anything else is asking
for trouble, most likely to be non-portable, and will be confusing.