Subject: Re: What is 'scripting' in sysinst for?
To: David Laight <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/30/2003 08:14:08
On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 04:38  AM, David Laight wrote:

> Sysinst has had (since Jan 1999) and option to write a 'script' file
> that is (or rather attempts to be) a list of the equivalent shell
> commands.
> I'm not sure this is a useful feature, I can't imagine when you would
> ever run the script!

The idea is that you can generate a script that performs the equivalent 
operations that you have done manually.  This would allow you to run 
sysinst once on a "template" system, and then put that script on a 
custom install floppy/CD/whatever to do automated installs of identical 

> Would anyone object if it got ripped out?

I would object.  It's a cool feature.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>