Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:10:38
In Reply to: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project by Eric Sammer
On Monday 26 January 2004 07:35, Eric Sammer wrote:
> As most of you know, people have been looking into an official Gentoo > installer. There are a number of projects out there concentrating on > different areas, but there is an effort to bring them all together. The > following document covers the general situation and what should / will > happen if all interested parties are, well, interested and the details > can be worked out. > > > > Please take a look and share any constructive comments and suggestions.
From the linked file: - The same flexibility as the current manual process with NO loss of any of the options (custom partitioning, file system type selection, individual package selections, etc.). If any option, no matter how seemingly esoteric, is removed, the community will (rightfully) reject the project in its entirety. AFAICS, the only truly encompassing solution would be to provide an interface of sorts to a console. The user could view and edit commands generated by the installer, see their raw output, pause operation and insert commands of his own, etc. If he wanted to use something not yet provided by the installer, he'd just tell it to skip a step and do it manually. What do you think? -- Dan Armak Gentoo Linux developer (KDE) Matan, Israel Public GPG key: Fingerprint: DD70 DBF9 E3D4 6CB9 2FDD 0069 508D 9143 8D5F 8951


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project Eric Sammer <esammer@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>