amd64/177309: sysinstall 'All' distribution selection attempts to install DEBUG kernel
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Sat Mar 23 15:40:01 UTC 2013
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From: Scot Hetzel <swhetzel at gmail.com>
To: Rick Miller <vmiller at hostileadmin.com>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: amd64/177309: sysinstall 'All' distribution selection attempts to
install DEBUG kernel
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:35:02 -0500
On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 6:41 AM, Rick Miller <vmiller at hostileadmin.com> wro=
> I copied the 8.4-BETA1 directory from the dvd1 ISO and it's contents to a=
web server in DocumentRoot at pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/. Booted a VM to=
the ISO and selected HTTP Direct for the media type and entered the URL wi=
thout a URI.
> Selecting "All" as to which distributions to install, sysinstall proceeds=
until it opens a dialog stating "Unable to transfer the DEBUG distribution=
from http://$URL. Do you want to try to retrieve it again?". I chose "No"=
and it continue.
> As for the DEBUG distribution, I previously asked for sysinstall to have =
the ability to install a 2nd kernel (Do you remember, Devin?), which we cal=
l DEBUG internally. Naturally, unless someone generates it, the DEBUG dist=
ribution will not exist in FreeBSD media generated outside of my company.
This is a known issue that was mentioned in the announcement for the
testing of 8.4-BETA1:
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Glen Barber <gjb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> The following known issues are present in 8.4-BETA1
> 2) Selecting 'All' on the 'Choose Distributions' screen attempts to
> install a DEBUG kernel which is not present in the image so the
> installation will fail. Just select one of the other distributions
> ("Developer", "Kern-Developer", "User", etc).
No electrons were maimed while sending this message. Only slightly bruised.
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