Subject: Re: "default shell" [was: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/user]
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/03/2006 14:50:51
On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 02:36:10PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> The major one I see is lack of integrated pkg_select. Easy to fix w/o
> complete redesign.
> A minor one (from my POV) is lack of support for mass-deployment
> (scriptability, "jumpstart"). This should not be too hard to add,
> but preferably by people who actually use this kind of setup.

It should also support installations on lfs partitions and RAIDframe.  For
RAIDframe, all the tools are already on the install media (i.e. you can ^C
from sysinst, setup the raid, re-run sysinst and do a normal install on the
raid0 device, except for the installboot stage). For LFS, only newfs_lfs(8)
needs to be shoved into the install disk.

Jumpstart/scriptability would also be very cool.  One simple addition (the
OpenBSD installer has this), would be some "optional.tgz" set, having local
file overrides/additions when installing from a local mirror.  This way,
you could easily overwrite config files, install entire packages and so on,
without logging in to each system.