Subject: Thoughts on tape installs on sun3
To: None <>
From: BSD Bob <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/30/1999 15:19:29
It just occurred to me that during a tape install, it requires manual
interaction at each file in the tape load.   What is the possibility
of having the tape load script just untar files until the end of tape
on an install?  The assumption would be that whatever was on the tape
was destined for installation.   One could have a set of, say, three
MakeInstTape scripts, one to do the minimum install,  one to do the
full install, and one to do the full install plus X.  The scripts
would be trivial.  The lessening of operator interaction during the
mundane phase of a tape install would be great.  Just thinking out loud.....

Bob Keys