misc/129573: FreeBSD-7.1-RC1 fails to install man pages and doc distribution

Fernan Aguero fernan.aguero at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 07:40:01 PST 2008

>Number:         129573
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       FreeBSD-7.1-RC1 fails to install man pages and doc distribution
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 11 15:40:00 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Fernan Aguero
>Release:        7.1-RC1
FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 #0: Sun Dec  7 00:38:13 UTC 2008 root at driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
I have downloaded the ISO image for the 7.1-RC1 (disc1) available here:

I have used the image to make a CD and to boot and install the system on a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 box.

The installation was as follows:
i) select express installation
ii) format the drive and create partitions
iii) select a minimal installation
iv) commit to installation
(drives were formatted and FreeBSD was installed successfully)
v) select additional packages/distributions to install:
man pages, preformatted man pages, doc distribution
These failed to install with errors
vi) postinstallation configuration also worked out successfully (root passoword, additional user, configure the box as an NFS client + SSHD server, configure bge0 interface)
vii) rebooted the box (sucessfully)

So the problem seems to be with the disk ... maybe release candidates don't carry the full-blown set of packages and docs, in which case you can dismiss this PR. 

But, if this is indeed a full-blown RC, then if something is broken here, a PR should be issued.

PS: the MD5 checksum of both the ISO image and the burned CD match the one published in the FTP site.




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