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Hello,

Is there any application in FreeBSD that allows a bunch of packages to be installed automatically (like Kickstart in Red Hat)?

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1. Make you install
2. Install Ports/packages
3. Create tarball of / (or by dump/restore commands)
4. Distribute via NFS/SSHFS/...
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Being a lazy bastard, I just use a shell script to install whatever I desire, with the minimal in user interaction.


FreeBSDs sysinstall should provide a configuration file or a shell script to allow automating such things -> I'm only familiar with OpenBSDs route. Doing the tar or dump/restore bit that vermaden would probably be best, if you need several identical machines.
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Code:
#!/bin/sh

if [ ! -d /usr/ports ] ; then echo "Ports tree not installed" ; exit 1 ; fi

cd /usr/ports
for port in $PORTLIST ; do
  (cd ${port} && make install && make clean)
done
You can just write this out on the command line (minus the check to see if /usr/ports exists) and change "$PORTLIST" to whatever list of (space-delimited) ports you want installed, directory/portname form, or run it as a shell script and set that variable PORTLIST for it.

PORTLIST format would be like:
PORTLIST="x11/nvidia-driver devel/libmsocket security/nmap" ./portinstall.sh
Which would install the nvidia-driver port, the libmsocket port, and the nmap port, for example. Keep in mind you might get prompted for options in a port. You can check the port's Makefile to see if that'd be the case.
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Thinking of it, rebuilding all the ports needed might be a little bit too CPU intensive... Thanks for the insight guys, especially Vermaden for your non-CPU intensive solution.
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rebuilding all the ports needed might be a little bit too CPU intensive...
the ports only needs to be compiled once. you can use the make package or make package-recursive option to create packages that can be installed on the other m/c's. see ports(7).
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Are you looking to install ports or packages?

For packages, I would recommend using pkg_add(1).

For ports, you'll probably want a script, something like this script from the FreeBSD from scratch article will do the trick.
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Thanks for the info. This has proven to be quite useful.
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