Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/sysinst_pkgs.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
        !             2: 
        !             3: title="Add binary pkg install to sysinst"
        !             4: 
        !             5: contact="""
        !             6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
        !             7: """
        !             8: 
        !             9: mentors="""
        !            10: [Thomas Klausner](mailto:wiz@NetBSD.org)
        !            11: """
        !            12: 
        !            13: duration="3 months"
        !            14: 
        !            15: description="""
        !            16: sysinst, the NetBSD installation tool, should be able to get NetBSD set up with most packages relevant to the end user during the installation step, to make it possible to get a usable system during the initial setup.
        !            17: The packages might be simple packages like screen or bigger ones like firefox.
        !            18: Configuration of the packages is not required to happen in sysinst.
        !            19: 
        !            20: A short overview of the steps involved:
        !            21: 
        !            22: * Improve sysinst so it can list a pkgsummary.gz file on the install media and offer to install a subset of them. There should be a chooser included in sysinst where the user can select the packages they want to install.
        !            23: 
        !            24: * There should be some pre-defined sets included with sysinst that define the necessary packages for a Gnome or KDE desktop, so the user just chooses them (possibly just by adding appropriate meta packages to pkgsrc).
        !            25: 
        !            26: * Support fetching a pkgsummary file from a remote host (usually ftp.NetBSD.org with useful default PATH for architecture/release, but overridable) and offer installations of packages from there as well.
        !            27: 
        !            28: For bonus points (just as last step when the rest works):
        !            29: * Come up with lists of packages for amd64 to fill a CD or DVD (including the NetBSD base system)
        !            30: """
        !            31: ]]
        !            32: 
        !            33: [[!tag gsoc]]
        !            34: [[!tag medium]]
        !            35: [[!tag pkgsrc]]

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