Subject: Re: Some questions
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/01/2001 15:52:05
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 12:45:39AM +0200, Matthias Buelow wrote:

> I hope so too.. sysinstall is my personal enemy for about as long
> as it exists.  Especially when used for installation.  It is started
> instead of init, so you have no chance to exit it.  Of course it
> likes to crash, often and loudly, when confronted with any operation
> which it does not expect.. like actually installing from something
> else than CDROM.  It is the pits.  I found the NetBSD scheme of
> starting a sh with a lightweight sysinst program a lot more sensible
> than that big fat buggy blob of one static C program which doesn't
> leave any space left on the install disks.  If sushi is something
> like sam (hpux) or smit (aix) with fully dynamically configurable
> menu structures, then it can only be better than FreeBSD's sysinstall.

It would be cool if each package installed on the system could add
a module to sushi so it would show a menu letting you setup that
package and its options. As opposite, sysinstall is a single module
as you say, making it impossible to extend it without modifying
the sources.

> </offtopic>
> --mkb