9.0-BETA1 installer issues

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Tue Aug 2 13:36:06 UTC 2011

On 08/02/11 04:41, Bruce Cran wrote:
> I've been trying out 9.0-BETA1: it's a lot easier to install than 
> previous releases with bsdinstall, but I spotted a few issues:

Good! Thanks for checking.

> Typo - "Resovler Configuration".
> If I leave the resolver window for a while it gets corrupted with:
> Aug 2 10:31:23 dhclient[973]: Bogus domain search list 15: lan, .....

Interesting. It looks like DHCP doesn't like your local setup...

> In the documentation installation screen, it should say "At a 
> minimum..." - the 'a' is missing. Also, there should perhaps be a 
> semi-colon between "English version" and "this is the original".  The 
> menu also doesn't appear to do anything once you select "OK".

The spelling fixes are easy to fix. The documentation issue is more 
confusing. It should begin running pkg_add, after you press OK, assuming 
you selected something. Do you have the installer log handy? It will be 
in /tmp.

> The shell menu should perhaps have a newline after "making", to avoid 
> "configuration" wrapping.
> Also, the partitioning screen should maybe have "Continue" instead of 
> "Exit".

These are good points. I'll fix them.

> The known issue with the installation not creating /home is still 
> present in BETA1.

This was caused by a change in behavior of pw(8) in mid-June, which has 
been reverted in r224535. This unfortunately missed BETA1...

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