Yggdrasil-errata

Yggdrasil-errata

Post by Spire Technologi » Thu, 20 Oct 1994 07:05:12



For all you loveley Yggdrasil Users out there. Here is the errata sheet.
Please use it. It works very well. :)

                                        Joshua Drake
                                        Spire Technologies

            Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux: Fall 1994 Errata

(1) On at least one machine, the check for a modem at the end of the in-
    stall procedure can enter an infinite loop.  If this happens,  press
    `Ctrl-c'  to  exit  the install script; the installation has already
    finished at this point

(2) After installation log in as root and type:
         # rm -f /etc/utmp /var/adm/utmp
         # ln -sf /var/adm/utmp /etc/utmp
         # echo -n > /var/adm/utmp
    After installing `usrbin', log in as root and type:
         # rm -f /usr/bin/{lpd,lpf,lpc,mountd,nfsd}
    They are old binaries, accidentally left on the CD-ROM.

(3) The graphical control panel can't be used for installing  the  first
    optional component.  Instead use `install_component':
         # install_component usrbin

(4) `tar'  gives a warning message during installation, it is nothing to
    worry about.  Similar warning messages may be printed during the in-
    stallation  of optional packages.  They are not errors and they will
    be disappearing in the next release.

(5) /usr/spool should be symbolically linked to /var/spool.
         # rm -f /usr/spool; ln -sf /var/spool /usr/spool

(6) /usr/X11 should be symbolically linked to /usr/X11R6.
         # rm -f /usr/X11 /usr/lib/X11 /usr/bin/X11
         # ln -sf /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11
         # ln -sf /usr/X11/bin /usr/bin/X11
         # ln -sf /usr/X11/lib/X11 /usr/lib/X11

(7) Permissions and ownership problems; if `passwd' is still on the  CD,
    copy it to /bin and then change its permissions there.
         # chmod +x /usr/src/linux/drivers/pcsnd/configure /usr/src/linux/makever.sh
         # chmod 4755 /usr/bin/passwd
         # chown uucp /var/lib/uucp/*

(8) Installation with Sony CDU-31A and CDU-33A fails due to a kernel bug
    in recent kernels.  This is fixed in the revision B  floppy,  avail-
    able    for    FTP    at   ftp.yggdrasil.com   (192.216.244.52)   in
    /pub/fall94/revB.

(9) Use the command 'crontab' to  create  crontabs.   They're  put  into
    /var/spool/cron/tabs by default.  To fix this:
         # rmdir /var/spool/cron/tabs
         # ln -sf /var/spool/cron/crontabs /var/spool/cron/tabs

(10) When  running the control panel and attempting to set up new users,
    /usr/lib/usermaint/lib is not found.  This needs to be a symlink  to
    /usr/lib/usermaint, as in
         # cd /usr/lib/usermaint; ln -s . lib

(11) The  network configuration window in the control-panel program sets
    the wrong path for inetd (it should be  `/usr/sbin/inetd')  and  re-
    moves the `hostname' line from /etc/rc.d/rc.net.  To fix, change the
    inetd path in rc.net by adding the line:
         hostname `cat /etc/hostname`

(12) To boot with a Mitsumi type drive using  a  SoundBlaster  Pro  con-
    troller,  type "linux mcd=ioport,irq" at the LILO boot prompt, where
    ioport is probably "0x230" and irq is  the  IRQ  in  decimal.   This
    should be fixed in the upcoming revC boot floppy.

(13) To  boot  with  a Panasonic type drive using the Sound Card #9 con-
    troller, type "linux sbpcd=ioport,irq"  at  the  LILO  boot  prompt,
    where  ioport  is  "0x670" or "0x690" and irq is the IRQ in decimal.
    This should be fixed in the upcoming revC boot floppy.

(14) To activate `at', the following commands must be executed:
         # crontab -l > tmpfile
         # echo '* * * * * /usr/lib/atrun' >> tmpfile
         # crontab tmpfile; rm tmpfile

(15) Typographical errors in the manual:
    -- The spine should read "Fall '94" instead of "Summer '94".
    -- /var/lib/X11/config listed at various points in the manual is ac-
    tually at /var/xconfig.
    --  Page 25, `xprogs' installs X11R6 and not just miscellaneous pro-
    grams.
    -- Page 57, 58, the memory address  for  the  `tmc8xx'  should  have
    three trailing zeroes and not two (`0xCA000').
    -- Page 59, 4th paragraph, 3rd line, idnetify should be identify.
    --  Page  3,  penultimate  paragraph,  last word anomolous should be
    anomalous.

(16) Networking is in the `usrbin' package rather than in its own  pack-
    age.

(17) Many  files  have moved in order to conform to the Linux filesystem
    standard.  It is likely that many configuration files from  any  old
    versions  of Plug-and-Play Linux will have to be updated before they
    can be used with the Fall release.

(18) Some 5.25" revision B boot floppies that we mailed  to  users  were
    misduplicated  and have an incorrect kernel on them.  One symptom of
    having an incorrect floppy are that they print  out  "ramdisk=0"  in
    their  kernel  arguments  instead of "ramdisk=1025" (the second line
    that they print after LILO starts to boot).  You will also get a se-
    ries  of  "filesystem unreadable" errors during boot.  The images on
    the FTP site are the correct ones.  This bug only effects some users
    who  received  a  physical copy of the 5.25" revB boot diskette from
    us.  You can work around this problem by  adding  "ramdisk=1025"  to
    the LILO boot arguments (e.g., "boot: linux ramdisk=1025"), although
    you will be using the 1.1.47 kernel instead of 1.1.50.  For  a  more
    complete  solution,  you  can call us to get a corrected boot floppy
    for free or you can download the boot floppy from  ftp.yggdrasil.com
    under /pub/fall94/revB.

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