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New Linux Installlation - suggestions required






Which installation mode do you prefer on Linux ?
Web based click and run like (CNR of Linspire, debtabs or klik)
11%
 11%  [ 1 ]
Auto installation or upgrade on std apt,Synaptic,Yum,YOU,portage etc
66%
 66%  [ 6 ]
Manual installation using *.rpm or *.deb on commandline - 1 package at a time
22%
 22%  [ 2 ]
Compiling from source and Installation
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 9

galbotrix
Hi guys,

Me and my mates are thinking of developing a new installer for Linux, esp newbie friendly.
Though our plans are ambitious we believe not to re-invent the wheel, so I request you to please do help us in giving some suggestions and possibly even contributing in our project. For the time being you can just try and answer our survey questions (I mean it for everybody even people using Windows) Our survey can be found here

Thanks

Sameer
ocalhoun
1)
-b (Installers not customized to one's distribution usualy don't get the menu entries right.)
2)
-b (for complicated programs)
-d (for simple programs I might want to modify)
3)
-b (although, if there is an unresolvable problem I usualy ignore it and hope for the best.)
4)
-e (my linux computer is not internet-connected, and I can only install by downloading elsewhere and reading of a disk.)
5)
-a (but only if I ask it to)
6)
-a (it's what I'm familiar with)
7)
-e (I'd like a catagorical search [each RPM labeled with several catagories in which it fits, enabling a search for that catagory to bring them all up])
8)
-f (The only thing I don't like about YaST is the difficulty in setting up a diferent source for instalation)
9)
-e (make it user configurable)
10)
-a (It would be great if the instaler could be configured to place newly installed programs in the menu correctly no matter what distro is being used, and no matter what distro the package was meant for. I've no end of problems in which after I install a package, the program just disapears into the filesystem and becomes difficult to execute.)
alienjones
1) Which features would you like to see in your installer ?
a) Single point installer for all distributions

2) Which installation mode do you prefer ?
b) Auto installation or upgrade on std apt,Synaptic,Yum,YOU,portage etc

3) What do you do in case of dependancy problems ?
b) Leave it to the autoinstaller like apt,Synaptic,YaST etc to manage

4) Which type of installer will you prefer ?
c) A client (frontend) installer managed completly by a repository on a server (backend) which in turn would be connected to several mirrors and refreshed repositories.

5) Would you like your installer to categorize packages as per their popularity ?
a) Yes, as an option!

6) Which format would you like the installer to work on ?
a) RPM

7) Would you like a package search feature built in the installer, if Yes like which one ?
a) Basic rpm -q <package_name>
b) Basic whereis binary result
c) Categorically showing the package without details
d) Showing sub-packages and other dependant packages installed alongside main package
e) all =)

Cool Which is the currently the best installer / installation mode (esp for newbies) ?
f) YaST - YOU

9) How would like the packags to be installed ?
b) Select individual packages and install on fly - no interaction

10) Tell us what else you require to help make installation easier
a) Excellent description/advisory of what's happening in my native language
{name here}
Before the survey, I'd like to tell you that a BeOS installer clone would be the most newbie friendly you could go, IMO.

1) - a) Single point installer for all distributions
2) - b) Auto installation or upgrade on std apt,Synaptic,Yum,YOU,portage etc
3) - b) Leave it to the autoinstaller like apt,Synaptic,YaST etc to manage
4) - e) Any other solution - A CD or DVD or a Network install Service pack
5) - b) No (alphabatized with a description would be good, but if you were to make a BeOS installer clone, it would install the most common packages, and since linux has multiple DEs, possibly a choice between that to keep it simple)
6) - d) Any other solution(7zip archives that may be auto installed. All directory information stored in a text inside the archive that it will recognize for auto install)
7) - No package manager in the installer. That should be separate and like WarpIN
8) - d) Synaptic - apt(I can't remember the name of the BeOS updater, but that would be the best)
9) - e) Any other solution(one click install like the BeOS installer. It will install the most common components, and the only interaction what DE you want and the install button)
martindecorte
1) Which features would you like to see in your installer ?
a) Single point installer for all distributions

2) Which installation mode do you prefer ?
b) Auto installation or upgrade on std apt,Synaptic,Yum,YOU,portage

3) What do you do in case of dependancy problems ?
b) Leave it to the autoinstaller like apt,Synaptic,YaST etc to manage

4) Which type of installer will you prefer ?
c) A client (frontend) installer managed completly by a repository on a server (backend) which in turn would be connected to several mirrors and refreshed repositories.

5) Would you like your installer to categorize packages as per their popularity ?
b) No

6) Which format would you like the installer to work on ?
d) Any other solution

7) Would you like a package search feature built in the installer, if Yes like which one ?
c) Categorically showing the package without details

8) Which is the currently the best installer / installation mode (esp for newbies) ?
f) Any other solution
(no idea)

9) How would like the packags to be installed ?
a) Select all packages to be installed and install the whole batch worth more than 50 MB without interaction

10) Tell us what else you require to help make installation easier
a) A Graphical User Interface with everywhere "basic" (automatic) and "advanced" (custom) options
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