DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: sysinstall v2
:I still have some questions.
:What does the NG in RCNG stand for? I read the paper (the PDF file that
:was linked to a couple of messages back,) but it didn't mention "RCNG".
:(Basically it looks like FreeBSD's rc.d setup plus some appropriate
:abstractions, which I like very much. And I still kinda like the idea
:of /etc/rc.d (maybe even /etc/ itself) being its own pseudo-filesystem
No idea. Next-Generation ?
:And - why do Apache, PHP4, and [e]links need to be "in the base"?
:AFAICT they only need to be on the live CD. The paranoid sysadmin in me
:cringes at the thought of not being able to uninstall them afterwards
:without crippling my system.
I agree. They do not need to be in the base, they simply need to be
built into the live CD during the make release process.
:Oh yes, one more thing: Matt wrote:
:> [ ] Start a shell on this console (for serial-console users). A
:> full CD-based environment is available.
:I'm not sure at all how that would work. I'm assuming, if you're on a
:serial console, [e]links would be run in text mode on that box - so
:selecting this link would AFAICT have to make [e]links quit and make a
:shell start. If that's the case, I think it might be easier just to say
:that, if you're installing from a serial console, quit [e]links and
:you'll be dropped into a shell. Or, present the option before [e]links
:is even started. Or, I'm completely misunderstanding how this would
Another option would be to use pty's and a detach/attach kinda thing,
like what the 'screen' program did.