On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Ron McDowell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I [Ron] just added myself to the sysinstall list.
> What I envision is a text based system administration suite that will
> [hopefully] do everything that the "Configure" option on the top level of
> the sysinstall menu does. I see it as being part of the base OS, such that
> once one has rebooted from HD after the install and logged in as root [or
> user+su], a menu can be brought up by entering "sysadmin" or such. Does
> "sysadmin" work for a name? I kinda like it.
Do you plan on this tool being run "late in the game" after the system
has been used for a while or this is a "welcome new user" only tool?
> I plan on basically going through the sysinstall post-configuration menu:
[snip configure menu]
Do you plan on making this a C based program or a shell script?
> and as close as reasonable, stick to the same task flow. I plan on writing
> it against 10-current and look at back-porting to 9 after it's somewhat
I'd like to work with you on this, especially w.r.t to ensuring that
it meets the requirements for entering the base system.
> One new, important, and not-so-difficult task will be: on exiting, check the
> sanity of /etc/rc.conf and complain if needed, but allow the user to
> override the safety-switch if foot-shooting is really requested. :) I'm a
> firm believer of not disallowing anything.
Good on both counts.