A small script to customize FreeBSD

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Tue May 31 13:04:31 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:19 AM, Chris Rees <utisoft at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 May 2011 04:19, Xn Nooby <xnooby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello.  I wrote a script to install FreeBSD 8.2 on to a real machine,
>> or a 64-bit Virtualbox VM.  It has a modular approach where you can
>> pick which functions will be run on a different target system. It can
>> be tweaked easily.  I wrote it so that I could do a quick "plain
>> vanilla install", and then run this script to set up my user, SVN
>> server, gnome, firefox4, flash, nvidia driver, vbox additons, and
>> other things. I thought I would post it in case other beginners need
>> some thing like this to help them configure a machine.  I started off
>> with detailed notes, then thought I might as well script it. When you
>> run it, the only user interaction is having to enter the user password
>> twice.  Let me know if anyone has any suggestions.
> How about using $1 instead of theuser?
> You could always have ${1:-theuser} instead to have a default of
> theuser, but take the value for username as the first argument.
> Chris

That's a good idea.  The user was originally called "me", but I wanted
something that could be searched and replaced without breaking "gnome"
and "home".  Using a parameter would be even better, thanks!.

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