Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/sysinst_pkgs.mdwn, revision 1.2

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: 
1.2     ! jmmv       13: category="pkgsrc"
        !            14: difficulty="medium"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
                     16: 
                     17: description="""
                     18: 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.
                     19: The packages might be simple packages like screen or bigger ones like firefox.
                     20: Configuration of the packages is not required to happen in sysinst.
                     21: 
                     22: A short overview of the steps involved:
                     23: 
                     24: * 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.
                     25: 
                     26: * 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).
                     27: 
                     28: * 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.
                     29: 
                     30: For bonus points (just as last step when the rest works):
                     31: * Come up with lists of packages for amd64 to fill a CD or DVD (including the NetBSD base system)
                     32: """
                     33: ]]
                     34: 
                     35: [[!tag gsoc]]

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