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Date:      Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:54:56 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
Cc:        Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>, Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Sysinstall
Message-ID:  <20090108155455.GA97139@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <FE67F5CA95E4456DA0C994DEC531E66E@GRANTPC>
References:  <a9f4a3860901071551k4e8dd0b7r92458c3d57e15ab@mail.gmail.com> <FE67F5CA95E4456DA0C994DEC531E66E@GRANTPC>

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On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 07:23:20PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote:

> Cool to see the thread take this twist, but the original question still 
> remains:
> 
> How doe one install FreeBSD without the sysinstal utility?

You can do it manually, piece by piece.   But, otherwise, you don't
and you don't want to.    Sysinstall works just fine.   Mostly it
doesn't have the pretty graphics of some fancier systems, but who 
cares.    There are a couple of response sequences that can be
confusing - that appear to make you do something more than once
unless you skip them the second time you see it and just quit.  But
you get used to that.   Beyond that, it is just the pretty pictures
that are missing.

////jerry



> 
> -Grant
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.buff@gmail.com>
> To: "Gonzalo Nemmi" <gnemmi@gmail.com>
> Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Sysinstall
> 
> 
> >On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>On Wednesday 07 January 2009 8:50:39 pm Grant Peel wrote:
> >>>Hi all,
> >>>
> >>>I keep reading in the man pages and elsewhere that 'sysinstall' is 
> >>>greatly
> >>>in need of 'Death'.
> >>>
> >>>How would one do a fresh install of FBSD without it?
> >>>
> >>>Is there a replacement in the works?
> >>>
> >>>-Grant
> >>
> >>Actually, the more  use it, the more I like it ..
> >>
> >>The only con that I find is that I don't whether it's possible to install
> >>Postfix instead of Sendmail by default, thus getting completely rid of
> >>Sendmail on my FreeBSD installs. But that probably something that I'm
> >>missing.
> >>
> >>Regards
> >>--
> >>Blessings
> >>Gonzalo Nemmi
> >
> >In the curses-based sysinstall of later versions of FBSD (7+, I think
> >- haven't done 6 in a while) I do indeed select postfix to install, or
> >no MTA at all, then add postfix later. Depends on my mood...
> >
> >Kurt
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