sysinstall still buggy in 3.2-RELEASE?

sysinstall still buggy in 3.2-RELEASE?

Post by bob olbric » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Now that I have 3.2-RELEASE installed and running, I thought I
might try something simple - installing the KDE package. A good test
for a UNIX newbie, right? (I'm sure my VAX/FORTRAN skills would
be useful, HAH). Is 3.2-RELEASE sysinstall being worked on?

I've tried two installs - one from /stand/sysinstall
and one from the boot floppy.

    Off of /stand/sysinstall--
            I choose Configure,
            Configure Packages,
            Running multi-user, assume that
            the network is already configured, Choose No
            Do the network config and
            choose OK and get

            Cannot resolve hostname

            and I can't get past this problem even if my
            network config is correct.

  Off the boot floppies for 3.2-RELEASE

         I choose configure, configure packages, select my media,
        connect  and go and get

             Locating INDEX now reading package data from it

         I select KDE install
         I select only kdebase - 1.1.1  (kdelibs as a dependency)
         I click install and see

             kdebase 1.1.1

          I click ok and get

             Adding packages /all/mesa-3.0.tgz (as a dependency)

          and it locks up.

     Here's the DEBUG output:

      DEBUG: Package check for iwidgets -3.0.0 returns failure
         "      "       "   "   iv-3.1          "          "
         "      "       "   "   neXtaw -0.5.1   "          "
         "      "       "   "   p5-ctk-0.4      "          "
                                  AND SO ON
DEBUG: Executing command '/stand/gunzip </stand/help/configure.hlp.gz>
DEBUG: Command '/stand/gunzip < /stand/help/configure.hlp.gz>
               /tmp/.doc/doc.tmp' returns status of 0
DEBUG: package check for Mesa-3.0 returns failure
DEBUG: Executing command 'ldconfig /usr/lib /usr/local/lib
               /usr/X11R6/lib'   ldconfig: not found
DEBUG: Command 'ldconfig /usr/lib /usr/local/lib
               /usr/X11R6/lib' returns status of 127
DEBUG: Executing command '/sbin/ldconfig -aout  /usr/lib/compat/aout
               /usr/lib/aout /usr/X11R6/lib/aout  /usr/local/lib/aout'
               ./sbin/ldconfig: not found
DEBUG: Command '/sbin/ldconfig -aout /usr/lib/compat/aout
               /usr/lib/aout  /usr/X11R6/lib/aout  /usr/local/lib/aout'
               returns status of 127
DEBUG: mkdir (/usr/tmp)
DEBUG: mkdir(/usr..)
DEBUG: mkdir(/usr/tmp..)
DEBUG: Executing command 'chmod 1777  /usr/tmp'
               chmod: not found
DEBUG: Command 'chmod 1777  /usr/tmp returns status of 127
                     AND MORE

Am I going to have to learn how to do package installs manually?


sysinstall still buggy in 3.2-RELEASE?

Post by stanislav shaluno » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

>             Cannot resolve hostname
>             and I can't get past this problem even if my
>             network config is correct.

Are you sure your networking is all right?  Can you ping from the shell prompt?  If not, can you please try to


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