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From: Alec Berryman <alec@...>
Subject: Re: GUI installer
Date: 13 Apr 2003 18:13:23 -0500
On Sun, 2003-04-13 at 17:33, Derek J. Belrose wrote:
> Well the X install is in the future it seems.  I think gentoo would 
> benefit from a cli install/package manager more than it currently has.


> It should work over serial line consoles as well as local displays.
> It should be really easy for a beginner, yet possible for the most 
> advanced user to take control at any point.

Yesterday "optilude" posted a "fast and flexible curses ebuild browser"
to the Gentoo Forums.

Requiring only bash and dialog, it would easily fit onto the
traditionally minimal Gentoo install CD and alongside ufed and
mirrorselect.  More importantly, because it works directly through
emerge (emerge `ebb` is the suggested invocation), using this ebuild
browser would preserve flexibility in the Gentoo install: for those who
would prefer to stick with the traditional emerge command-line
interface, this browser would not interfere with complete control over
emerge, but for those who do want the browser it is easily accessible. 
Give it a shot.


Alec Berryman <alec@...>
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