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Re: sysinstall v2

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 14:52:30 -0700 (PDT)

: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
:mount fwiw.)

    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.

					Matthew Dillon 

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