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Bug#49517: marked as done (Potato i386 "problem with file" error on base2_2.tgz)

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Subject: Potato i386 "problem with file" error on base2_2.tgz
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 12:07:16 +1100
From: Barry Kitson <b.kitson@trl.telstra.com.au>

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.1-1999-10-22

I'll apologise up front for the lack of information here.
Unfortunately, the machine I was using is now unavailable, so I'll
have to work from memory....

When installing potato from scratch, the "Install Base System" option
fails with an error to the effect of "problem with file" on
base2_2.tgz.  (The error message appears on tty1 nicely formated in
the block graphics.)  I couldn't find anything to indicate what the
problem might be.  The install then jumps to the "Make boot floppy"
option, jumping over the "Configure Base System" stage.

Here are a few pieces of potentially useful information.....

	1) I tried using the base14-*.bin 12-floppy set instead of
		base2_2.tgz via NFS.  The same problem existed, and
		the base2_2.tgz file extracted from the floppies
		was identical (I checked) to the one in

		This is probably no surprise given the automated
		process obviously involved :^)

	2) I checked with the ftp.debian.org archives and the files
		are identical, suggesting there's not a problem with
		my mirror.

	3) tar and gunzip seemed happy with the files.

	4) Forcing the install through "Configure Base System" 
		will get you through the reboot, but numerous
		things fail to start correctly, and the system
		seems pretty badly screwed up.  None of the
		errors seemed terribly enlightening (in the
		wee small hours of the morning).

All of the above occurred while trying to install on a Toshiba Tecra
8000 laptop, over PCMCIA (see Bug#49126) via NFS and, subsequently,
via floppies.  However, there was nothing obvious to indicate this
platform or the PCMCIA bugs had anything to do with it.

I'm trying to track down some alternative hardware in order to 
repeat the installation and obtain additional info.  However, this
could take a while, so hopefully the scant info above will give
someone else an idea of where to look.

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Subject: bugs closed in boot-floppies 2.2.2 (unstable)
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 20 Dec 1999 20:52:36 -0500
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These bugs were closed in boot-floppies 2.2.2, now in unstable.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
boot-floppies (2.2.2) unstable; urgency=low

  * this version of boot-floppies is not yet feature complete for potato.
    We still need a lot of help in making dbootstrap better.  Other things
    which are still dreadfully wrong:
      - task package selection not yet integrated
      - xviddetect/anXious not yet integrated
      - apt configurator not yet integrated
      - unified i18n/l10n language/charset not yet fully implemented
      - perl-base still has lots of problems
      - modconf still has tons of problems
    Please volunteer on debian-boot@lists.debian.org or notify/pester/NMU
    the appropriate packages
  * busybox: update to 0.39 from Erik Andersen <andersee@debian.org>;
    enable lots of new commands in busybox, which saves space on root.bin;
    new commands: syslogd, logger, ping, tail
  * overall aesthetics, cleanup, and maintainability fixes; fix numerous
    problems relating to compatability with the new busybox
  * base: add fbset, move all arches to libpopt0 and libnewt; remove
    bloat pkgs such as libstdc++2.9 and perl-5.005; new pcmcia 
    (closes: Bug#52692)
  * rescue: add sed (from 'sed' package); add lazybox 'free'; remove
    fgrep; stop having vi pose as ae, but instead it emit a message; fix
    bad errors in rescue/modules install.sh scripts (closes: Bug#49517);
    update f*.txt messages for i386, boot arguments documentation in
    particular expanded and updated; fix "restart dbootstrap" by looping
    in /etc/init.d/rcS
  * dbootstrap: added hostname sanity check to netconfig.c (closes:
    Bug#37045); use syslog for logging of all cmd output, which stops
    stuff from getting scribbled on the screen (closes: Bug#32581);
    preliminary support for install base via http
  * root: re-enable library reduction on alpha; provide usr/bin/eject from
    eject package on m68k (closes: Bug#52304)
  * documentation: fix to work with new debiandoc-sgml (currently at
    1.1.36); top-level README for developers mentions you need a head to
    build (closes: Bug#49524); new base size is (at least) 45MB (maybe more)
  * new top level command, 'make mirror' to make a mirror of the
    packages needed to build base; 'make check' improved
  * top-level Makefile: 'make check' now includes $(local_dir) in its
    attempts to populate updates/, checks zlib-bin in i386 check deps; use
    zlib-bin's miniunzip rather than the non-free unzip
  * control: depend on libi18n-langtags-perl, flex; remove depends on
    slice and suggests on unzip
  * remove dpkg-multicd, gettext, perl-5.005, libstdc++2.9, libdb2 from
    base (closes: Bug#48872)
  * rethink file naming:
    Common files should appear on the top-most level at which they are
    common.  This is a deeper directory structure but it will enable us to
    have consistency across architectures and be easier for users to
    understand.  For i386 1440k rescue disk, this is now
    'disks-1.44/rescue.bin', which has the benefit of being ok for a FAT
    filesystem (closes: Bug#43057) -- NOTE: this new system introduces
    file naming issues for file searching in dbootstrap which are not yet
    implemented on all platforms -- YMMV
  * add top-level release/README file describing the new file layout, etc.
  * i386: support for dac960 controller on root disk and base disks;
    switch to 2.2.13 kernel (closes: Bug#52106)
  * i18n: portuguese keyboard support added (closes: Bug#49976);
    pt.po fixed (closes: Bug#47633); Hungarian (hu) translation added;
    Esperanto (eo) updated
  * i18n: groundwork for conherent/consistent i18n/l10n handling, see
    utilities/language-chooser for info (this is not yet part of the
    built boot-floppies)
  * more bug closing of things fixed with kernel 2.2.x 
    (closes: Bug#43058, Bug#25274)

 -- Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org>  Wed, 15 Dec 1999 22:48:49 -0600

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