Re: Installation report failure 20031230
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> Had earlier used the older woody installer to load up debian on this
> machine and then thought that I'd try out the new installer just to see
> how it goes. Everything went fine until I got to base software install
> and then there was a failure installing awk (probably the first
This also happens, if you repeat the "Installing Base System" step. It has
happened to me several times. Moving the file out of the way and then
repeating the step did work for me. I do not know where this error message
is generated, but it occurs fairly early, so my wild guess "preinstall"
stage of the [m]awk package.
> executable to be installed. I got an error that awk already existed.
> Perhaps the user could be asked if they were upgrading
> there system or making a new one ? This is a nicety, but useful.
> In the next attempt, I nuked my old partitions and everything went well.