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Re: redesigning the debian installer

Massimo Dal Zotto wrote:
> In my slink automatic installer I used snarf to do network installation
> from http and ftp. It is quite small and works very well.
> I also wrote a cp-like command which can copy files and directories from
> a real filesystem path or a remote url. Very handy for install scripts
> since you don't have to know from what type of media you are installing.
> I recommend this approach.

I think it's more or less identical to the retreiver approach.

> I would also suggest that all installer features could be called also as
> unix commands, i.e. no internal commands which can be use only from the C
> code.

The only things I think we might want to use libraries for are installer
UI's and hardware detection code.

see shy jo

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