new sysinstall

Robert Garrett rg70 at
Mon Aug 25 18:12:56 PDT 2003

Hiten Pandya wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:19:41 -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> :Interesting Idea, one that shouldn't be to difficult to make work.
>> :though it could take a while to define a way to build a machine. I am
>> :reffering to once you start the command.
>> :
>> :Rob
>>     Yup.  It could take all day :-), but the results would be
>>     invaluable.
> This is a really good idea.  By powering the configuration with
> the use of XML, it would be way easier to generate dependancy
> graphs, and easily determine breakage in package hierarchies.
> With the power of XML, it will make it easier to fish out
> description data from the package XML configuration files,
> and then use it for automated catalog'ing; thus giving us
> the Extra Edge (tm) ;-)
> -- Hiten
Actually The script dillon was talking about was already part of the
design it is just a special case of the utility that I was going to use
to tell us if a configuration has changed. :)


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