[PC-BSD Testing] v9.1beta via iso in Virtualbox: default desktop + system manager

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jul 31 08:19:18 PDT 2012

On 07/30/2012 16:45, Curt Dox wrote:
> Hello!
> I installed v9.1beta into virtualbox not long ago, choosing not to add
> a desktop and therefore only have fluxbox available to me (no
> complaint about a lack of warning, it was what I desired and did with
> 20120622 previously). The trouble I discovered moments ago, was when I
> needed to install Virtualbox Guest Additions (so that I could avoid
> VESA in Virtualbox).  I chose the guest additions and attempted to
> have them installed, when a message warning me that i did not choose a
> desktop. So in order to complete my original task with system manager,
> I had to choose a desktop. Since I truly did only want to have
> fluxbox, I discovered that I could use pc-metapkgmanager to delete the
> unwanted desktop. That is the background story.
> *I propose the following compromise:*
>  1. _During install:_
>       * If no desktop is chosen a brief dialog: "Are you sure you want
>         fluxbox as your only desktop? y/n"
>       * Depending on the choice, it will then indicate somewhere for
>         future reference, that it is ok that fluxbox is the only desktop.
>  2. _In System Manager_:
>       * If no desktop is already installed, it does not "freak out" or
>         require the cli to affect the desired result.
>       * If a desktop is installed but de-selected, the same brief
>         dialog: "Are you sure you want fluxbox as your only desktop? y/n"
> In this way, both situations are covered but with the added integrated
> 'documentation' of fluxbox's inclusion (as default).
> Thanks for all your time and efforts!
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Good idea! This is fixed now, since we are in code-freeze, I've just
removed the nag screen, so you can proceed without an extra desktop now.
It should now let you do a fluxbox only install just fine :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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