Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#14511 new enhancement

Installer allow ignoring folders from source

Reported by: cb88 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Installer Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description

When isntalling to USB it would be handy to be able to set folders to ignore for instance Haikuports/haikuporter and Haiku checkouts. This would enable creating USB media simply from the installed and updated image without having to download nightlies and would include applications and files from my install that I want to include.

It should rememeber the ignore list. Perhaps per partition?

Probably should only show up if the a partition is selected and not a disk image. And not during a regular install from USB/CD -> HD.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by pulkomandy, 5 months ago

I think this is out of scope for Installer. It should stay a simple tool to install the OS, not a generic file copy tool with lots of options.

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by cb88, 5 months ago

Replying to pulkomandy:

I think this is out of scope for Installer. It should stay a simple tool to install the OS, not a generic file copy tool with lots of options.

Look you can add useful features or or leave it as simplistic and not that useful... it would be a good GCI or google code tasks probably. It's one of those things that really would not make sense to have a separate tool for.

That said a selective file copy dialog might be a good thing to implement at as a dialog or control in which case it would not really be part of the application but available everywhere.

Last edited 5 months ago by cb88 (previous) (diff)
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