[SM-Discuss] Please test new devel ISO
m.spitzbarth at gmx.de
Mon Jan 21 11:59:21 EST 2008
On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:06:26 -0600 David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
> >> The user is completely left alone after logging in as root. I
> >> suggest we place some lines in /etc/motd to tell the user about
> >> setting up the network using netconf, updating sorcery and the
> >> grimoires, setting sorcery options and doing a sorcery rebuild.
> > We're working on this. There's some concern over what exactly would
> > be the best way to handle this. It will be resolved for stable
> > though.
> I mentioned a onetime run script with a README file in /root
> It'd run the first time root logs in. Display that there's a README
> file (or maybe less the README for them, but that's kinda annoying)
I stronlgy object to the onetime run idea in the strict one time sense.
I've had too many linux installations fail after the first boot due to
various reasons (wrong kernel parameters, fancy stuff I changed during
install that I screwed up, ...). I like the idea that the message goes
away by its own, but I suggest a grace period of some days or some
number of reboots instead of a now-or-never chance.
I like Remko's idea with the manpages, so we could place something
like "echo Type in 'man afterboot' for further instruction or edit
~/.bash_login to remove this message." into root's .bash_login. That
one line doesn't use up much screen estate while at the same time it
gives enough information to get started.
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