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Re: Bug#235044: No installable kernel found w/20040226 sarge bus. card daily

On Mar 3, 2004, at 2:41 AM, Sven Luther wrote:

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 04:01:09PM -0500, Barry Hawkins wrote:

On Feb 27, 2004, at 12:14 AM, Barry Hawkins wrote:

Package: installation-reports

uname -a: N/A, install fails
Date: 02/26/2004, 23:30 EST
Method: Booted to CD-ROM by holding down C after chime, using


Toward the end of the install, past 70%, the following message appears:

             No installable kernel found
No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources.

The current default kernel package is 'kernel-image'.

You may try to continue though this strange error is probably fatal.

The debug console shows the following:

Setting up tasksel (1.44) ...
chroot: cannot execute apt-get: No such file or directory

Is there some reason that this and other powerpc installation reports
are not being followed up on?

Because the ones who care about powerpc are busy right now ? I think it
is exam time for some of them, or they are busy with other stuff. I
myself don't have a pmac, so there is not much i can do, and i think
gaudenz has gone to work on discovery mostly. Don't know about the

Maybe this is the right time for you (or others) to step in and have a
go at fixing this problem, if we want to have good powerpc support by
march 15.

Anyway, i have no idea about the keyboard problem you reported, but
this kernel issue, it should not be problematic. Does choosing unstable
instead of testing make a change here ?


Sven Luther


Thanks for the info; I didn't realize there were so few powerpc folks! Well, I guess there's no time like the present to learn C. I have seen posts that Alioth has moved to using Subversion; any pointers on what I need to get started? I will begin with getting Subversion 1.0 set up on my Mac.

Here goes,
Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed
site: www.allthingscomputed.com
weblog: www.yepthatsme.com

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