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Revision, Tue Nov 18 19:22:32 1997 UTC (20 years, 2 months ago) by thorpej
Branch: netbsd-1-3
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Sync w/ trunk.

Things we should try and do before 1.3 release....

	-- Add wrapper to install() and upgrade().
	   On abort, unmount any filesystems mounted by sysinst.

	-- check for overlapping to-be-newfs'ed partitions before newfsing.
	   jump back to disklabel edit if any overlaps found.
	   needs to  skip getrawpartition() (and  c on i386).

	-- Allow ^L to redraw the screen to get rid of error messages.

	-- Also on error messages, do something to allow the user to
	   see any errors from anything run by run_prog().  Ideas are:

		if (run_prog("foo") != 0)

		printf("press return to continue");

	   or (modification of above):

		if (run_prog("foo") != 0) {
			printf("press return to continue");


		Manually fork and exec everything, dup2 fd's 1 and 2
		onto sockets in the child, and paginate the output in
		your curses app :-)

	   Ideas from maximum entropy.

        -- From "local" distribution set choice, have a separate
           option for an already mounted filesystem (or a new option
           all together?). "browse" for a local directory to get the
           distribution set from.  Maybe just allowing the user to shell
           out and look around is good enough (this needs more thought).

        -- Trap SIGINT and restore tty setting on exit.

	-- check for already-mouned fileystems before install newfs.
	   Abort with message.

	-- check for already-moutend fileystems  before upgrade fsck.

	-- check for already-mounted filesystems before upgrade mount.
	   Continue, if device mount is where we wanted it?

	    (Jonathan ran into the above 3 by upgrading from a live
	    system to a scratch disk.  sysinst copied the live /etc/fstab
	    to the target. The upgrade failed because sysinst wanted
	    to mount the active system's /usr. Could happen when a
	    real upgrade aborts, even running from ramdisk root.)

        -- Use bootp or dhcp to get network info (hostname, domain name,
           name servers, ...)

Things to do ....

	--  Things like having config_network()
           possibly use the information on the fixed disk instead of having
           to ask everything.

        -- Build the disktab as a profile, not a true /etc/disktab so it
           doesn't overwrite the real disktab.

        -- Have both ftp and floppy gets get the file, extract the file,
           and then remove the file before going on to the next set to
           save disk space.

        -- Add setting timezone

        -- Set current time and date.

	-- Configure NTP servers, set NTP in rc.conf

        -- A little more clean-up of the run_prog suite so things worke
           nicely for all ports.

        -- Check-in of files for amiga and other ports that will use
           sysinst for 1.3.

	-- fix "disklabel -r -w" vs. "disklabel -w": I still don't grok why
           the  -r, and the manpage says it will lose totally on sparcs.
           Phil, was there some reason to bypass the incore label on i386?
           Can we jst do "disklabel -w" everywhere?

	-- Michael bumped the in-memory disklabel struct up to 16 entries.
 	   Also add  a runtime check in case that grows in future 
	   (e.g., slices).  Maybe bump to 32 entries just in case.

	-- Fix sanity-check message code. It currently gets over-written
	   immediately by the following message.

	-- check for disklabel edits changing active root partition.

	-- remove any possibly-stale ld.so.cache files from the target
           /etc after unpacking sets. Maybe just don't copy ld.so.cache
           from /etc.old?

	-- Set rc.configured.
	   Or at least remind users to edit rc.conf?

	-- If we're doing a fresh install and there's already a label
	   on the disk, maybe use that intsead  of the compiled-in default

	-- symlinks for /tmp (/tmp -> /var/tmp or some such)
	   Or configure tmp on   mfs.

	-- Add support for SLIP (for pc532) and/or PPP.