[PC-BSD Testing] Config editing
fabrizio at bibivu.com
Wed Dec 17 11:05:25 PST 2008
there is already a PBI that you can download and install... it will install
webmin as a service, so you can start and end it as you wish.
----- Original Message -----
From: "A.Yerenkow" <yerenkow at uct.ua>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Config editing
> On 17.12.2008 20:25, Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>> not sure if this can help.. but give a look at the webmin script.. they
>> already handle most of the configuration files that you described.. you
>> be able to grab some of their code and reuse it.
>> webmin is written in Perl.
> Thanks for link, omg, there 13000+ files :)
> And each module have own, regular expression based config loader/saver,
> that's have not much useful at least now.
> Webmin is good thing, maybe we should use it in PC-BSD for configuring
> by default?
> Or include in installation DVD, and recommend it to user.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "A.Yerenkow"<yerenkow at uct.ua>
>> To: "PC-BSD Testing list"<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:45 PM
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Config editing
>>> Well guys, I gathered 200+ configs from my working PC-BSD and analysed
>>> them :)
>>> I now can categorise all configs into 8 different logic types:
>>> - (Tab/Space)-based tables (newsyslog.conf, fstab)
>>> - Simple keyValue without section (rc.conf, resolv.conf)
>>> - Simple keyValue with section 1 level deep (smb.conf, php.ini)
>>> - Xorg conf (xorg.conf)
>>> - Apache-type (httpd.conf)
>>> - Section with braces type, multi depth (named.conf, nginx.conf,
>>> - login.conf type (login.conf) (Not really different, but my parser have
>>> own opinion about newline and comments ;) )
>>> - zfs.conf (have not sufficient info, look later, very similar to simple
>>> and of course XML ones - I didn't count them, because they are in valid
>>> easy parseable format already.
>>> Currently I have working parser and some GUI, which can handle smb.conf
>>> and other simple types, which preserves all correct comments and can
>>> parse and understand that some values are valid sections and keyValue
>>> pairs, only commented;
>>> I'm working now on difficult parser cases, such as:
>>> some key: value1, value2, /** comments **/, value 3
>>> some key: value #comment
>>> After part1 (parsing/editing/saving) completed, I'm going to part 2
>>> (validating, advance validating) - such as check if specified path/file
>>> exists, if entered value sane, etc. And after that, I'll try which is
>>> hard ever - parse broken/mistyped configs.
>>> So, I think soon we'll have one GUI for many cases while normal,
>>> full-featured GUI not available.
>>> BTW, I'll need some help for testing, any volunteers? :)
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