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On Tuesday 03 February 2004 23:16, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 17:03, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> > I find an after-the-fact interference idea to be quite unnatural. Another
> > option would be to feed the backend two xml files which basically have
> > null actions such that they complement eachoter. Such a solution however
> > would be suboptimal to me
> I don't understand why this is unnatural. Could you develop a case
> scenario what would warrant the pausing? Personally, I would prefer
> hooks for user defined scripts (between stages).
Say that I want to do custom filesystem creation to create extra inodes, a
different blocksize, or whatever. What I would like to do is able to just use
the installer until the point where it asks about the filesystem creation. At
that point I ask the installer to put into effect the options I have chosen,
and I use mke2fs/mkfs.whatever to create my filesystem. Then I want to say to
the frontend (which is running at the top half of the split console) that I
performed this step manually, and then continue.
If I would need to first make the choice and then later get into the system it
would be counterintuitive for me.
Do I agree that such actions break any automatic install recording? yes. Do I
think we should offer it? yes. Why? because gentoo is about choice and
Paul de Vrieze