"make release" and sysinstall
sebastian.tymkow at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 09:14:28 UTC 2008
This should help:
I made my own release with ports on board without additional
This ports, are configured and ready to work "out of box".
2008/8/14 Matias Surdi <matiassurdi at gmail.com>
> Hi Riaan,
> Thanks a lot for your explanation, it's been very usefull to me, really.
> I've been looking about Freesbie, but it seems abandoned.... and on their
> mailing list there is no post since a couple of months.
> PfSense, which I use here, uses bsdInstaller but it's last "new" is from
> Aug 02 2005, so, it seems abandoned also.
> More of the same with the "livecd" port... the scripts are not up to date
> with current FreeBSD releases.
> I'll give a sigth to nanoBSD., but for the moment it seems that where I can
> get more support/documentation is with sysinstall and standard FreeBSD
> Another question:
> Suppose I create my own install.cfg for sysinstall and then I do a "make
> release".If my sysinstall contains a couple of freeBSD packages (bash,
> python, etc..) plus a custom package created by me.. How must I instruct
> "make release" to include just those packages in the final CDROM?
> Thanks a lot.
> Riaan Kruger escribió:
> Sysinstall has a configuration file with wich you can specify several
>> options, see man sysinstall(8) for more details. When making a
>> release you set the sysinstalls configuration file with the
>> LOCAL_PATCHES option to patch it to the chroot environment release
>> build environment.
>> We use it to create a automatic install for a host that we know
>> exactly how the disks will be partitioned, what packages are installed
>> what users etc.
>> Here is an snippet of our patch file, (please note I have changed some
>> of the names to protect the guilty :) )
>> --- /dev/null Sat Jan 26 17:11:01 2008
>> +++ release/install.cfg Sat Jan 26 17:17:46 2008
>> @@ -0,0 +1,31 @@
>> etc, etc
>> Hope this helps.
>> PS. You could also look at what nanobsd and I think pfsense does. I
>> think they use a different approach. I have heard sysinstall should
>> have been "killed" a long time ago but it still works well for us.
>> On 8/13/08, Matias Surdi <matiassurdi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi again,
>>> Suppose I build my own FreeBSD based distro, as described in release(7).
>>> How can I script sysinstall or replace it with another installer to
>>> customize the installation process?
>>> Thanks a lot.
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