Subject: Re: 1.3Beta
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG, jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/03/1997 11:57:20
In article <199712030551.VAA19090@Whisk.DSG.Stanford.EDU> you write:
> The current plan for sysinst include evolving it to be capable of
> doing more of the `system configuration' tasks currently done by hand:
> setting up rc.conf, /etc/resolv.conf, network addresses, etc; and
> possibly installing packages.  (Without *requiring* that you use
> sysinst for these, of course.)  "install-system" isn't a very good
> name for a tool that does all this, either.  "smit" has been used

I'm hoping we'll integrate ncurses after 1.3, in which case the forms
stuff could make all of this very pretty and easy. There's even support
in ncurses for compiling terminal descriptions into program binaries,
which would be great for install floppies where space is tight.