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

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 12:40:04 PST 2008

The following reply was made to PR misc/129573; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Garrett Cooper" <yanefbsd at gmail.com>
To: "Fernan Aguero" <fernan.aguero at gmail.com>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/129573: FreeBSD-7.1-RC1 fails to install man pages and doc distribution
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:38:14 -0800

 On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Fernan Aguero <fernan.aguero at gmail.com> wrote:
 >>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:
 > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/7.1/
 > 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.
 1. Manpages are present on the FTP server:
 2. If the manpages weren't present sysinstall should fail after trying
 to find the sources.

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