bin/100309: [patch] Sysinstall: Write the FreeBSD version at the top of the display

Joao Barros joao.barros at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 21:40:16 UTC 2006


>Number:         100309
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       [patch] Sysinstall: Write the FreeBSD version at the top of the display
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 14 21:40:14 GMT 2006
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Joao Barros
>Release:        FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386
>Organization:
>Environment:
FreeBSD AMR.bsdtech.org 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #8: Tue Jun 27 03:38:20 WEST 2006 root at AMR.bsdtech.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/AMR i386
>Description:
I was browsing the list of projects and ideas and stumbled upon one
that's rather simple and which would have been useful in the past:
Write the FreeBSD version at the top of the display (or somewhere
similar visible) - so lazy users know what they are installing
(version: release, stable, snapshot + arch: i386, amd64, etc) even
when the CD is unlabeled.

I'm changing the title of the Main menu using sysctlbyname to:
"FreeBSD <kern.osrelease> <hw.machine_arch> - sysinstall Main Menu"
The result would be:
"FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386 - sysinstall Main Menu"
Screenshot of the result: http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/980/sysintall17vv.png
>How-To-Repeat:

>Fix:
See patch: http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0661311001/sysinstall.patch
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:


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