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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo installer project
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 13:10:13 +0200
On Monday 26 January 2004 07:35, Eric Sammer wrote:
> As most of you know, people have been looking into an official Gentoo
> installer. There are a number of projects out there concentrating on
> different areas, but there is an effort to bring them all together. The
> following document covers the general situation and what should / will
> happen if all interested parties are, well, interested and the details
> can be worked out.
>
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~esammer/gentoo_installer_project.txt
>
> Please take a look and share any constructive comments and suggestions.

From the linked file:
		- The same flexibility as the current manual process with NO loss of
		  any of the options (custom partitioning, file system type selection,
		  individual package selections, etc.). If any option, no matter how
		  seemingly esoteric, is removed, the community will (rightfully)
		  reject the project in its entirety.

AFAICS, the only truly encompassing solution would be to provide an interface 
of sorts to a console. The user could view and edit commands generated by the 
installer, see their raw output, pause operation and insert commands of his 
own, etc. If he wanted to use something not yet provided by the installer, 
he'd just tell it to skip a step and do it manually.

What do you think?

-- 
Dan Armak
Gentoo Linux developer (KDE)
Matan, Israel
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