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Re: Automated Installer - Automated Patcher
Sure there will be a need for this functionality in OpenBSD, i am
especially interested in an automatic patcher.
You guys look like a german engineering team documenting every step you
take, even have a task for T-shirt design. Reminds me of one of my
former colleagues from Germany, he documented EVERYTHING, he even wrote
a documentation for the installation of WinZip (it took him a couple of
hours). Come on, get real, stop playing with MS Project and get to work.
The community need a patcher more badly than another OpenBSD-like logo .
:-) (no offence)
Erik E Wilson wrote:
> I have been sponsored by the USGS to create an automated installer and
> automated patcher for OpenBSD - the project website is located at
> The automated installer is similar to Solaris Jumpstart or Redhat
> Kickstart, it should be able to perform a hands-free installation or
> upgrade of the OS. A similar project seems to be in the planning stage
> called 'Bumpstart' which can be found on sourceforge.
> I have been looking through the OpenBSD source files and we plan on
> modifying the existing install.sh and install.sub files to fulfill the
> requirements which we need, but I am unable to find these files within the
> distribution ISOs or disk images. It seems as if these scripts are
> compiled into the kernel somehow.
> So my question is: Is it possible to modify the installation process
> from ISO or disk image without having to rebuild the distro by source?
> Also any pointers, suggestions, or general comments on the project would
> be greatly appreciated.