Bug#107154: boot-floppies: debootstrap on sid exits abnormally
--- Ethan Benson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 12:54:54AM +0100, Shriram Shrikumar wrote:
> > Package: boot-floppies
> > Version: N/A
> > Severity: important
> > got the latest testing disks-i386 pakcage to intall sid / testing
> over the internet and the network was set up and kernel packages
> installed (from local hard drive).
> > When trying to install the base system, it would ask for the
> location to download from, and then show an error saying
> debootstrap exited abnormally and come back to the main menu. There
> was not more information on the tty3.
> > Attempted to run debootstrap manually, copying the commandline
> from tty3, failed mentioning along the lines about architecture
> not detected and other times about 3: invalid file descriptor.
> you can't run debootstrap on the command line with the
> switch, that only works when its run from dbootstrap. you also
> specify `--arch whatever' (powerpc, sparc, m68k, i386 ...)
> should have done this (you can tell by looking at the log on tty3).
I could not get debootstrap to work at all before fiddling with the
command line. dbootstrap would just say "debootstrap exited
abnormally" and come back to the main menu.
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