9.0-BETA1 installer issues

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Sat Aug 6 14:48:25 UTC 2011

On 08/05/11 10:58, Lars Engels wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 09:03:22PM +0200, Marc Fonvieille 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
>                                    ^^^^^^
> I haven't looked at bsdinstall lately, but IIRC there's no dialog that
> offers a mirror selection? It would be nice to select a nearby server.

For the regular distfiles (base, kernel, etc.) you can pick a mirror, 
but installing packages (e.g. documentation) relies on the behavior of 
pkg_add -r.

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