> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Warren Block
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:40 PM
> To: Ron McDowell
> Cc: Marcel Moolenaar; email@example.com; Lawrence Stewart
> Subject: Re: sysinstall as a post-install tool
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2012, Ron McDowell wrote:
> > Eitan Adler wrote:
> >> 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.
> >> Good
> >>> 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.
> >>> user+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 want it to be both. Similar in concept to scoadmin on SCO, sysadm
> > on SVR4, smit on AIX if you're familiar with any of them.
> bsdinstall already does some of these config things in the last menu.
> It really ought to be split into two pieces, bsdinstall to do the installing,
> "bsdconfig", to do the configuring. bsdconfig would just be the pieces that
> already there, run by bsdinstall after the installation but also useful
> And then bsdconfig could have all the added config functionality that everyone
> loves about sysinstall.
Dare I say what perhaps others (including myself) are thinking...
mv host-setup bsdconfig
a. Take host-setup into the ports tree.
b. Shake it out.
c. Copy it into the base as "bsdconfig"
d. Start sanitizing it (remove support for legacy FreeBSD versions, etc.)
e. Start enhancing it gradually over time
f. Allow host-setup to remain in the ports tree (will retain support for legacy
FreeBSD versions, etc.)
g. I will sync-up with bsdconfig from time-to-time as bsdconfig should sync-up
with me from time-to-time.
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