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Is the Mandrake install system based on RedHat's anaconda? If it is,
it's nicely written python...but you'll have to seriously hack it to get
rid of the neat little rpm stuff :)
I'd be willing to help out a bit on this too...gotta get it going for
Justin Whitney wrote:
>I think some or all of Mandrake's install system is under GPL as well,
>so you might want to check that out.
>On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 19:04, Jeff Rose wrote:
>> I'm pretty new to gentoo, but I am an instant convert. Just a
>>few months of emerge bliss and now I'm an avid supporter. Anyway, I'm
>>thinking about starting a summer project and I'm pondering the idea of a
>>gui installer. I've been looking around a bit and it doesn't look like
>>anyone is working on one. Is that true? If there isn't already a project
>>then I think I'll give it a whirl. I know, I know, gentoo is so great
>>because it allows you to customize and tweak the hell out of everything.
>>That is completely true. So, an installer would have to allow just as
>>much but it could take care of the mundane details for those who aren't
>>interested or knowledgable enough.
>> I haven't been around to see what people discuss in terms of the
>>installer so I'm sorry if this is all stuff that you have gone over
>>hundreds of times. Even more minimal than a gui installer, have you
>>thought about adding more scripts to do the standard directory setup,
>>download, chroot... type of stuff?
>> What do you think?
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