9.0-BETA1 installer issues

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 18:55:51 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Marc Fonvieille <blackend at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 08:36:01AM -0500, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> 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.
> [...]
> Hmm I think it's "default" PACKAGESITE env variable pointing on
> non-existing
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/<arch>/packages-9-beta1/Latest/

Unfortunately this still isn't fixed yet in pkg_install. I had a more
intuitive error catching scheme with archive(5) built into a workspace
in perforce, but it was never accepted; on the bright side it's a
minor portion that's being integrated into pkg-ng and is going to be
more tested than my version.

So, I would probably blame pkg_install's lack of error catching and
counter intuitive behavior here, not the installer.


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