Subject: Re: NetBSD install script timezone screen blinkenjunk....
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: None <>
List: tech-install
Date: 10/05/2002 12:49:58
On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 04:30:23AM +0200, Matthias Buelow wrote:

> > Out of curiousity, is there any reason why the
> > NetBSD install scripts blink themselves to death
> > when arriving at the timezone selection screens?
> > It happens on the VAX, Sparc, and also (I think)
> > the X86 installs.  Although it does not totally
> Yes, I noticed that also, it also happens on Alpha, this is royally
> annoying if you're installing with a serial line console and my entry
> is so far down!  The menu should be made hierarchically at least, not
> that you have to scroll down a minute or two thru that constant
> redrawing mess over a 9600 baud line.  The constant redrawing should
> also go away.

I have fixed this in -current to only update the clock once per minute
and when a timezone is selected.

I'll request a pullup for 1.6.1.