Subject: install/31259: inconsistency in sysinst root shell selection
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/09/2005 07:57:52
>Number:         31259
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       inconsistency in sysinst root shell selection
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Sep 09 07:57:52 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Pavel Cahyna
>Release:        3.0_BETA
NetBSD  3.0_BETA NetBSD 3.0_BETA (GENERIC_LAPTOP) #0: Sat Aug 13 13:31:40 UTC 2005 i386
when prompting for the root shell, sysinst says "The default is
/bin/csh...". It is unclear what "the default" means, because the first entry in the menu is /bin/sh, so if I just press Enter, I don't get /bin/csh, ant there is AFAIK no other way how such "default" may apply.

I also suggest to make /bin/ksh the first entry, as it is better for interactive use (it has filename completion and history file).

Delete the phrase "The default is
/bin/csh, but you may prefer another one." from src/distrib/utils/sysinst/msg.mi.en