Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/sysinst_pkgs.mdwn, revision 1.1
1.1 ! jmmv 1: [[!template id=project
! 3: title="Add binary pkg install to sysinst"
! 5: contact="""
! 6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
! 7: """
! 9: mentors="""
! 10: [Thomas Klausner](mailto:wiz@NetBSD.org)
! 11: """
! 13: duration="3 months"
! 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.
! 20: A short overview of the steps involved:
! 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.
! 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).
! 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.
! 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: ]]
! 33: [[!tag gsoc]]
! 34: [[!tag medium]]
! 35: [[!tag pkgsrc]]
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