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Date:      Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:32:18 -0800
From:      Devin Teske <devin.teske@fisglobal.com>
To:        inquiz <inquiz@gmx.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: * Re: FreeBSD 9
Message-ID:  <563922A4-0AAB-409A-8B94-B7E2116052A3@fisglobal.com>
In-Reply-To: <loom.20120119T161816-667@post.gmane.org>
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On Jan 19, 2012, at 7:20 AM, inquiz wrote:

> Devin Teske <devin.teske <at> fisglobal.com> writes:
>=20
>> ...=20
>>> The new installer got rid of dependencies and is scriptable - very good=
 !
>>=20
>> ???
>>=20
>> *cough* Old installer _is_ scriptable and had less external dependencies=
 as it
>> was written in C not sh(1) *cough*
>=20
> Well, here it is:
>=20
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/BSDInstall
>=20

Right, but those claims (1 - being scriptable and 2 - not requiring utiliti=
es outside the base) are *both* not unique to bsdinstall and its predecesso=
r (sysinstall) exhibited both those features long before bsdinstall.

We've been scripting sysinstall since 2006. Successfully, I might add (and =
yes, we plan to release a 9.0 scripted sysinstall image to "share the love"=
).
--=20
Devin

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