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Peter McGarvey fbsu-x at packet.org.uk
Sun Jan 12 22:06:26 GMT 2003

* Kevin O Connor <kevin at rainford.org.uk> [2003-01-12 20:32:35 GMT]:
> just a though but has anyone on here ever looked at the K12 Linux terminal 
> server project.
> http://www.k12ltsp.org/
>  It gives the option of server or workstation install so you can have NIS NFS 
> Sendmail Bind and all the other goodies for a server or ditch them and go for 
> a workstation install with PPP support. linux has RPM for package upgrade but 
> we do have a utility in /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade that does a similar 
> job. 

I despise RPMs, and I dislike the wealth of options with the Red Hat
install.  Last time I managed to install RH without GCC, and it took me
two days to figure it out.  All the Linux gurus in the office just told
me that I should have installed "everything".  

> I still prefer a text based system for install on the grounds that if 
> you have to trouble shoot thats where you have to be so why get used to a 
> windows interface that IMHO is not needed. 

I love the simplicity of the FreeBSD text installation.  Even though
I've been using FreeBSD since 2.2.5, and machines for many different
tasks, I've only needed the "Standard" install.

> At the moment I think all the FreeBSD team are working on getting 5 out so 
> maybe now is not a good time to start asking for changes to the install 

Don't see why we can't talk about it.  It's not as if we'll be ready to
release SysInstall NG any time soon.


Peter McGarvey
Freelance FreeBSD Hacker
(will work for bandwidth)

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