[arch-releng] the future of quickinst

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Mar 8 11:05:24 EDT 2009

Is there anyone who actually uses this? If so, can you tell me why?

It's stated quickinst is meant for people who want to mkfs/mount their
filesystems themselves, okay I understand that. But, as a "consequence"
you can only install the base packages, your keyboard/time/.. settings
don't go into /mnt/etc/rc.conf automatically, you need to install the
bootloader manually (which means having to mount some things yourself,
chroot etc.

What is the advantage of this over just using the normal installer and
skipping the steps you don't want to do?

I'm wondering if shouldn't just drop it.

Note that with AIF it's quite easy to implement a "partial procedure",
which is a procedure to do one or a few specific things. (right now
there are partial procedures which let you do keymap/font selection,
disk/partition/filesystem config, and network setup).  I could add one
 to let the user just do package selection & installation, for


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