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From: Norman Rieß <norman@...>
Subject: Re: version 0.3 of the Gentoo Linux Installer
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 20:46:55 +0100
Andrew Gaffney schrieb:

> Norman Rieß wrote:
>
>> Andrew Gaffney schrieb:
>>
>>> Simon Stelling wrote:
>>>
>>>> Norman Rieß wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> But see it with the eyes of a random Gentoo beginner.
>>>>> You come to the "USE Flags" screen seeing some settings. You think 
>>>>> "That
>>>>> are surely some nice settings. Otherwise they wouldn´t be set as 
>>>>> default".
>>>>> But then you choose KDE. Now you have a KDE system with "+gnome 
>>>>> -kde" as
>>>>> USE Flags.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If people are not willing to read documentation, that's their 
>>>> fault. Being a
>>>> newbie or a sysadmin++, it doesn't matter.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You took the words from my mouth.
>>>
>> Right. But some WILL NOT read the documentation and they WILL create 
>> a crapy system.
>> And then they WILL run to the forums. And guys like you WILL tell 
>> them to RTFM.
>> And they will tell their friends what a crapy system Gentoo is and 
>> what jerks these Gentoo users are.
>>
>> Seriously give them a nice default system and tell them later in a 
>> nicer way to read how to extend the system.
>
>
> How is that any different than a "manual" install? Many people don't 
> read the handbook completely and then complain loudly about how Gentoo 
> sucks.
>
Exactly LinuxMan´s an my point, isn´t it?
Setting the right USE-Flags based on the users software-selection is not 
only intuitive like Ashley said, it will/could prevent people from 
building shitty systems.
If you want the installer to be a "alternative manual install", why 
write it in the first place?
I thought it is writen to automise the installation, not "redefine" the 
manual one.
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Re: version 0.3 of the Gentoo Linux Installer
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