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Re: Installation test report: 1997-04-04

Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@feedback.com.ar> writes:

> On 8 Apr 1997, Sven Rudolph wrote:
> > >  After you log in, it still says Debian 1.2 at login prompts.  I think 
> > > the copyright date is saying 1996 also.  Some nice color ANSI would
> > > look good too...
> > You cannot rely on having an ANSI terminal.
>  We are talking about installation... 98% of the time the linux vt will be
> used (or 100% maybe).

Then there is the guy who wants to install via a serial terminal
because this enables him to install Debian via his Braille-controlled
speaking PC. I want to meet this requirement even though he represents
less then 2%.

(I suspect that his terminal software can handle ANSI, but this shows
the diversity of computing environments.)

> Maybe including a check for /dev/tty[0-9].

Might work.

>  Besides: dialog should be used when asking for the time zone...

It could be used, but the current system is quite useable. It where
nice if tzconfig would run on the root floppy. Another option might be
to do timezone configuration after the boot.

And we should consider tools beyond dialog.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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