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> ...or something similar. Honestly, I would leave that up to the better
> judgement of the GDP. The main goal is to reduce errors generated by
> our users due to the extreme flexibility of the current setup, while
> still not removing the choice. I tend to find that if a user has to go
> elsewhere to read something, they're less likely to do it. This will
> keep the inexperienced users from doing a stage1-style installation.
> Truthfully, a person should be familiar with how portage works before
> doing a stage1-style installation, simply so they can troubleshoot their
> own issues.
Call me an idealist, but this sounds too much like a "guilty until
proven innocent" thing. I'm a "normal" Gentoo user, and had absolutely
no trouble following the stage1 instructions. Let's leave the "the
user is dumb" assumptions to Microsoft.
Instead, a prominent explamnation and warning about what doing
so-and-so would entail would be good.
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