9.0-BETA1 installer issues

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 3 19:49:29 UTC 2011

On 08/03/11 14:42, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Marc Fonvieille<blackend at freebsd.org>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 08:28:34PM +0200, Marc Fonvieille 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/
>> I'm wrong, I did an install and same behavior as Bruce.
>> I looked in /tmp/bsdinstall_log:
>> Running installation step: docsintall
>> pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9-current/Latest/en-freebsd-doc.tbz' by URL
>> Any idea?
>      Because PACKAGESITE isn't specified properly for starters; also
> the extension for the file is wrong (it should be txz, right?). So it
> sounds like the pkg_add remote fetching logic in bsdinstall isn't
> correct today.
> Thanks,
> -Garrett

It's a regular package, with a .tbz extension. The code is mostly hooked 
up properly (with the possible exception of a resolv.conf issue I just 
thought of), but could probably use better error handling.

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