svn commit: r209513 - in head: etc/mtree usr.sbin usr.sbin/pc-sysinstall usr.sbin/pc-sysinstall/backend usr.sbin/pc-sysinstall/backend-partmanager usr.sbin/pc-sysinstall/backend-query usr.sbin/pc-s...

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Fri Jun 25 02:36:46 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
> Author: imp
> Date: Thu Jun 24 22:21:47 2010
> New Revision: 209513
> URL:
> Log:
>  Bring in Kris Moore's pc-sysinstall shell script from PC-BSD.  This
>  shell script is the back end logic necessary for an installer.  It
>  contains both query routines to allow a front-end installer to present
>  reasonable choices to the user and also action routines which allow
>  the front end installer to put a FreeBSD distribution onto a disk.  It
>  supports installing onto the usual suspects, as well as advanced
>  features like Mirroring, ZFS, Encryprion and GPT labels.
>  While this is only the back-end of the installer, it can do unattended
>  scripted installations.  In PC-BSD's world view, all installations are
>  scripted and all the front-end does is write the script.  As such, it
>  is useful in its own right.
>  This has been extensively tested over the past several releases of
>  PC-BSD.  However, differences between that environment and FreeBSD
>  suggest there will be a period of shake-out while those differences
>  are discovered and corrected.
>  A text-based front-end is in the works.  For the GUI-based front-end,
>  you can use the PC-BSD distribution.
>  Kris' BSDcan paper on pc-sysinstall is linked off his talk on the
>  BSDcan site:
>  The man page is written by Josh Paetzel, and I wrote the Makefiles for
>  the FreeBSD integration.  Kris wrote the rest.
>  This represents version r7010 in the PC-BSD repo.
>  Submitted by: kris@
>  Sponsored by: iX Systems

    Maybe now would be a good time to introduce build tunables for
adding/removing pc-sysinstall and/or sysinstall, like pkg_install has?

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