Definitely the installer.
I prefer manual installation for my needs, but gave a try to the installer for the friend's laptop and was somewhat amazed.
- One option simply didn't work. Can't quite remember what, but it just threw me back into the main "screen".
- I had to manually type SSID and password for the wifi and it didn't have any effect whatsoever
- I agree that "local installation" is a weird name for what it does.
- Some strange grub hooks that didn't see windows 10 on the neibhouring drive, even though
update-grub had no problems with that.
Also, it was rather strange how the live images didn't update for some time while people were testing GCC 6.3.0 and I had to search for the images with the new kernel for my laptop on github.
Oh, and how it deals with old kernels also. I have limited
/boot space, so after 3 or 4 updates (which I personally find strange after 2.6.XX times) I got no space left and the hooks didn't succeed, so the machine failed to boot. Also, for some reason not all previous kernels got removed after
And, probably, the amount of strange FS-utils in
base-system and usage of
nvi by default instead of, say,
vim or even
That said would also note some lack of feedback while submitting packages and one of the most welcoming forums in the world-wide web.