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install/44925: base install doesn't come with a few things that'd be really really useful

>Number:         44925
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       base install doesn't come with a few things that'd be really 
>really useful
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon May 02 10:35:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     jason andrade
>Release:        i386 5.1
RTFM Consulting
NetBSD 5.1 NetBSD 5.1 (GENERIC) #0: etc 
etc.. unfortunately virtualbox has no ability to cut and paste this information 
and i don't have the patience to try to type it in
I've just completed a Ubuntu Server 11.04 install and then a NetBSD 5.1 one 
straight after.

I've used NetBSD in the distant past and i was pleasantly suprised to see how 
much nicer the install is.

That said, please consider whether the following would be possible:

o Some way to easily tell what was installed in the initial installation. e.g 
comp.tgz is not installed by default so no cvs to do anything.

o can a default shell be installed which has some tab completion and history ? 
or even stty ^H erase ? 

o it'd be really useful to have pkgsrc already setup and a one liner that said 
something like 'to install software run this which gives you a list'

All i could think about for now.  None of this is a big deal - just would be 
nice to build on how smooth the install process has gotten to by a couple of 
little things to make it so much more user friendly.

The alternative is of course to google/read documentation etc which i am doing 
but it's a little sad that someone with basic unix knowledge can't get very far 
in netbsd without having to do that rather than just poking at some commands - 
lets face it, most of us want to go straight to the packages/applications 
nowadays after the actual install goes smoothly.




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