sysinstall as a post-install tool
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jan 5 01:28:52 UTC 2012
On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, Devin Teske wrote:
>> bsdinstall already does some of these config things in the last menu.
>> It really ought to be split into two pieces, bsdinstall to do the
>> installing, and "bsdconfig", to do the configuring. bsdconfig would
>> just be the pieces that are already there, run by bsdinstall after
>> the installation but also useful separately.
>> And then bsdconfig could have all the added config functionality that everyone
>> loves about sysinstall.
> Dare I say what perhaps others (including myself) are thinking...
> mv host-setup bsdconfig
> I'm thinking:
> a. Take host-setup into the ports tree.
> b. Shake it out.
> c. Copy it into the base as "bsdconfig"
> d. Start sanitizing it (remove support for legacy FreeBSD versions, etc.)
> e. Start enhancing it gradually over time
> f. Allow host-setup to remain in the ports tree (will retain support for legacy
> FreeBSD versions, etc.)
> g. I will sync-up with bsdconfig from time-to-time as bsdconfig should sync-up
> with me from time-to-time.
Works for me. Obviously there's a concern with duplicating effort
already in bsdinstall and pc-sysinstall, and trying to have some
semblance of user interface consistency. But one working system config
utility is better than none, and two would be an embarrassment of
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