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On 13 Apr 2003 18:13:23 -0500
Alec Berryman <alec@...> wrote:
> 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.
Saw several posts to this thread that included suggestions from other distro's. Did not see the slack pkg managemnt as a suggestion. It is based on ncurses and includes sublevels of install types for "expert"
"newbie" and another can't remember the label now(full?). The idea is to give users a choice for controlling installation packages that is consistent with their knowledge level on what is installed. Don't know if it's gpl.
There is also a Slackbuild script that does source installs. IIRC
> > 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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