[RELEASE] host-setup(1): a dialog(1)-based utility for
dteske at vicor.com
Fri Feb 11 17:01:57 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 08:56 +0100, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
> Hi Devin,
> Thanks for sharing your work.
> The list strips non-text attachments so there isn't much to see at the moment though...
Here's a link to the pic I posted online in-tandem with the post to the
> Fleuriot Damien
> On 11 Feb 2011, at 04:53, Devin Teske <dteske at vicor.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I'd like to announce the release of a new script. A script that I've
> > developed for our field engineers that I'd like to share with the rest
> > of the world.
> > http://druidbsd.sourceforge.net/download/host-setup.txt
> > host-setup(1) is a dialog(1)-based utility (written in sh(1)) designed
> > to make configuring FreeBSD more efficient.
> > We have this script configured to be run as root's initial login
> > immediately after "first-boot". The field engineer uses our custom
> > installer to install RELENG_8, and after the machine presents a login
> > prompt, they login with the pre-configured root password. After which
> > they are presented with this dialog (image attached:
> > host-setup.pub.png).
> > The dialogs should all be intuitive, and I hope that you like my work.
> > I've worked very hard to make this utility smooth, robust,
> > fault-tolerant and even enjoyable to use. Not only that, but it helps
> > prevents mistakes that could arise in doing these steps by-hand (like
> > forgetting to unmount active NFS-mounts before executing "route flush").
> > Please give it a try and let me know what you think.
> > --
> > Devin
> > P.S. This is not a trivial script. ``More nuclear reactor than bike
> > shed'' ^_^
> > P.P.S. Should be backward compatible to RELENG_4.
> > P.P.S. I know the screenshot says "host-setup.pub" -- that's only
> > because our in-house-only version has more functionality than the one
> > I'm releasing to the general public today (no functionality that anyone
> > in the public audience would ever care about though).
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