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Re: Bug#573891: kFreeBSD partitioning fails

On Sunday 14 March 2010, Miroslav Kure wrote:
> No clue on tty4 at this stage. However, when I go back to the main

That's normal. stderr often stays buffered until you exit a component 
(return to the main menu).

> menu and select to partition disks again, nothing happens (I am

So that's not actually needed.

> immediately returned to the main menu), but syslog now reads:
>   Mar 14 18:35:33 main-menu[117]: (process:1184): line 105:
>   Mar 14 18:35:33 main-menu[117]: (process:1184): depmod: not found

That's probably expected on freebsd (but should be handled cleaner).

>   Mar 14 18:35:33 main-menu[117]: (process:1184): line 131:
>   Mar 14 18:35:33 main-menu[117]: (process:1184): can't open
>   /var/lib/partman/outfifo: no such file

This is the real error.

> Looking at the attached partman log I would say it wants to use the
> ext2 filesystem by default for the new partition and switching to ufs
> does not work very well.

From that log:
parted_server: Read command: CHANGE_FILE_SYSTEM
parted_server: Opening outfifo
parted_server: partition_with_id(26740385280-30005821439)
parted_server: Filesystem freebsd-ufs not found, let's see if it is a flag
parted_server: Bad file system or flag type: freebsd-ufs
parted_server: Line 1723. CRITICAL ERROR!!!  EXITING.

Yep. That's the cause.

Looks like something the freebsd porters (CCed) will need to look into.
But it's a bit strange as ufs has been the default file system for freebsd 
since Aug 2009.


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