Possible regression with 200807 amd64 snapshot CD

Jose Amengual M pepe at rdc.cl
Wed Aug 20 08:54:36 UTC 2008

I try the same version of 8.0-current in my Parallels, MacBook and a  
Acer Travelmate and It produce the same error with cpio.


On 20-Aug-08, at 12:30 AM, Tim Kientzle wrote:

> Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> When trying to install 7.0-RELEASE on amd64 with the snapshot CD for
>> 8.0-CURRENT, I'm running into issues where I can't seem to install
>> because the installer gets to a point where it just quits with a -1
>> exit code.
>> Looking at the console I see a load of "cpio: malformed number"
>> messages scroll by the screen, which makes me think that the issue
>> lays with either the integrity of the archives received, or there's a
>> bug with cpio that's included in the snapshot CD.
>> Could someone verify of disprove this issue please?
> Oh.  Hmmm....  Looks like peter@ "upgraded" GNU cpio
> in -CURRENT from 2.6 to 2.8 on July 10.  Skimming the source,
> I see the same broken tar header parsing that I found in
> GNU cpio 2.9 earlier tonight.
> I'll see if I can get a fix into the GNU cpio code in -CURRENT,
> unless someone wants to switch boot_crunch over to use bsdcpio.
> Tim Kientzle
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