[PC-BSD Testing] Ports Console feedback
kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 26 12:28:33 PDT 2009
On Sun, 25 Oct 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:
> Here's my list from today's writing. Mostly ports stuff but I'm still having ipw/iwi problems (new system, fresh install of latest ISO).
> ipw and iwi interfaces are probed correctly. However, these interfaces don't work out of the box as these 2 lines aren't added to
> and the rc.conf lines should be:
> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
> On my system, the ifconfig line was as if the wireless interface was probed as an Ethernet interface.
> feature request: during install, a hostname generation script should create a random name or the installation gui should prompt the user
> to create a unique name. The default of always using pcbsd as the hostname will cause a mess if the user has multiple pcbsd systems on
> the same network.
Great idea, I've added that idea to my list to put in the new installer.
> For some reason, /etc/resolv.conf isn't making it to Ports Console. I had to manually created this file for Ports Console to work. I
> don't see a typo in portjail.sh, but something prevented the link from working. Can someone else please see if they can recreate this bug
> or if I just happened to hit a temporary blip.
I can't duplicate this on my laptop here, it seems that resolv.conf is hardlinked to the main system resolv.conf
just fine. Maybe a hiccup? I'll check this again in the next alpha though to see if I can get
it to fail.
> feature request: add following lines to portjail.sh so whatis works for installed packages/ports:
> export MANPATH
> Manpages aren't installed in the jail itself, so there is no sense appending ;/usr/local/share/man to that MANPATH (unless you intend to
> add the system manpages)
Good idea, added :)
> And now for an interesting feature of using a ports jail...the application can only be started from within the jail as it does not
> "exist" outside of the jail. I guess this is a good thing, though users won't be able to use KDE's Menu Updating tool for the software
> they add outside of the PBI system...I guess I'll remind readers that this is a necessary evil and encourage power users to create PBIs
> for the packages/ports they really like to use.
Yea, since ports jail is a completely seperate jail of applications, there isn't any "bleedover" to the desktop / kmenu.
However, I've just commited a few small changes to the port jail, which may be a good way for power users to
still make desktop icons. I've added "portjail" to the PATH, so that you can use it thusly:
% portjail run /usr/local/bin/firefox
This of course would execute /usr/local/bin/firefox from within the ports jail, allowing you to easily
create an icon on the desktop calling this command. This will be in the next alpha for you to play
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