svn commit: r185982 - head/usr.sbin/sysinstall
alfred at freebsd.org
Fri Dec 26 17:10:18 PST 2008
* Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU> [081226 16:13] wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 15:46 -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > Does this mean that the user has to find the "Linux" package in the
> > "add packages" area now? If so, that seems a bit complicated to
> > get started. There's a LOT of packages. Pardon if I'm missing something
> > obvious here.
> Yes, sort of.
> I've asked portmgr@ to help with setting things up so we've got a couple
> of new meta packages that help users set up a usable workstation
> relatively painlessly. They've said we can work together with the Gnome
> and KDE folks to try and get that set up. I'm not sure at this point if
> Linux emulation will be part of that or not, we haven't gotten quite
> that far yet. And we'll do something to make those meta-packages
> relatively easy to find. For example without something along those
> lines a user may just select the "gnome2" metapackage thinking they'll
> get a usable workstation but at least as of the last time I did
> something like that you don't quite wind up with a usable workstation
> (xorg-server is missing for example :-/).
> That said this has sort of been threatened for quite a while now, and
> having sysinstall not care about any packages before it hits what is
> currently its "Do you want to browse all the packages" section is needed
> if we're talking about not including pre-built packages with the release
> itself and that sort of thing. We're just setting it up so all packages
> get treated as packages instead of some being intertwined in earlier
> phases of sysinstall.
OK, that makes sense. Please track it though, it would be bad to wind up
"hiding" Linux compat from users under a huge package selection.
- Alfred Perlstein
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