Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: "Norman Rieß" <norman@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] version 0.3 of the Gentoo Linux Installer
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:33:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] version 0.3 of the Gentoo Linux Installer by Ben Urban
Well we seem to have different opinions about installers and have to
accept that.

> I'm sorry, but I feel I must weigh in here... > > This entire thread is pointless, since the list of available USE flags > depends entirely on what portage tree is used, and the installer cannot > know that until the install has already started. > > Having said that, the installer was *not* written to make installation > easier for the user, but instead to make the process automated, to allow > for mass deployments and such. Any user-friendliness you may be > experiencing is simply a result of an effort on the developers' part to > make it as easy on system administrators as possible. > > As far as the issue of reading the documentation goes, I agree with > Oddball; those who can't or aren't willing to read the manual should not > be using Gentoo. No matter how much you may want it to, a single > distribution can't fit everybody perfectly. If a distribution tries to > accommodate everyone, it will tend to die. That's just a fact of life. > Deal with it. > > On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 14:03 -0800, Revrend Oddball wrote: >> but this would sort of sidestep the entire point of gentoo.. >> >> from what i understand gentoo has always been about giving a user all >> teh >> options and the documentation to learn and act on their own. if you do >> not wish >> to follow this base idea then go with something else like suse or >> fedora. >> >> the rule of thumb i have always gone with if i dont know what an option >> is then >> i leave it the heck alone or read the manual to find out what it is. >> >> its not like they make it hard to get a list of what the use flags are. >> Maybe >> instead of making them go away simply make a to the manual on use flags. >> gently >> suggesting to the user to rtfm but ultimately the idea is to read the >> documentation. >> > > > -- > gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list > >
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