Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:35 UTC, submitted by lomax
FreeBSD "Welcome to the home page of the finstall project, accepted for Google's Summer of Code 2007. This project aims to create a user-friendly graphical installer for FreeBSD & FreeBSD-derived systems. The project should yield something usable for 7.0-RELEASE, but the intention is to keep it as a "second" installer system during 7.x, alongside sysinstall. In any case, sysinstall will be kept for architectures not supported by finstall (e.g. all except i386 and amd64)." A first version has been released.
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RE[2]: Configuration
by phoenix on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Configuration"
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It would also be helpful if it would have options for adding scripts from /usr/local/etc/rc.d to rc.conf as well. Newbies may not know that added apps put scripts there, and they don't have default lines in rc.conf.


An OS installer should do nothing more than install the OS. All OS configuration should be done via the standard OS tools once the OS has been installed and booted.

Why do people keep trying to cram everything under the sun into an install tool?

An installer should let you partition the disk, configure the boot loader, select which parts of the OS to install, then copy bits to the disk.

It shouldn't include configuration tools for applications.

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