Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/sysinst_pkgs.mdwn, revision 1.3

1.1       jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
                      3: title="Add binary pkg install to sysinst"
                      5: contact="""
                      6: [tech-pkg](
                      7: """
                      9: mentors="""
                     10: [Thomas Klausner](
                     11: """
1.2       jmmv       13: category="pkgsrc"
                     14: difficulty="medium"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
1.3     ! wiki       16: done_by="various NetBSD developers"
1.1       jmmv       17: 
                     18: description="""
                     19: 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.
                     20: The packages might be simple packages like screen or bigger ones like firefox.
                     21: Configuration of the packages is not required to happen in sysinst.
                     23: A short overview of the steps involved:
                     25: * 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.
                     27: * 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).
                     29: * Support fetching a pkgsummary file from a remote host (usually with useful default PATH for architecture/release, but overridable) and offer installations of packages from there as well.
                     31: For bonus points (just as last step when the rest works):
                     32: * Come up with lists of packages for amd64 to fill a CD or DVD (including the NetBSD base system)
                     33: """
                     34: ]]
                     36: [[!tag gsoc]]

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