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debian-qa@lists.debian.org, Zlatko.Calusic@CARNet.hr,
fr@hoshi.in-berlin.de (Frank Ronneburg)
Subject: Re: dselect installs only main distribution not non-free
References: <m0wbTs1-00IrY2C@golem.pixar.com>
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From: Christian Leutloff <leutloff@abraxas.oche.de>
Date: 12 Jun 1997 10:30:16 +0200
In-Reply-To: Zlatko Calusic's message of 11 Jun 1997 18:48:10 +0200
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Zlatko Calusic <Zlatko.Calusic@CARNet.hr> writes:

> > bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > 
> > > I think you have to tell dselect where non-free and contrib are so that it
> > > can find their Packages files. It asks about this when you choose an access
> > > method.
> > 
> > yes, that's right. I've checked the directories again. Dselect finds
> > the apropritiate Packages files it reports 980 files in base, 20-80 in
> > each section contrib, non-free and local (non-us). But no file is
> > installed from there.
> > 
> > I've checked Access CD-ROM and a previosly mounted directory. But
> > after checking the main distribution the installation process stops
> > 8-(
> > 
> > Can someone else check this behavior, please?
> > 
> > (It's likely that an install through ftp works fine - I can't remember
> > exactly)
> > 
> > Any ideas??

Thank you for your help!

I've (hopefully) figured out the problem:

The problem is that something failed in the main distribution an
therefor the script terminates itself. But this was you aren't able to
install i.e. libmagick-gif from non-free because the imagemagic
package fails in main due to missing libmagick-gif. So you have to
install libmagick-gif by hand 8-(( (or use the ftp method from

Can this serios problem be fixed in 1.3.1!?

Here some logs from dselect:

If you make a mistake, use the interrupt key (^C) to abort.

I see that /dev/cdrom exists and is a block device.
Insert the CD-ROM and enter the block device name [/dev/cdrom]:  

All directory names should be entered relative to the root of the CD-ROM.

I would like to know where on the CD-ROM the top level of the Debian
distribution is - this will usually contain the Packages-Master file.

If the CD-ROM is badly organised and doesn't have a straightforward copy of
the distribution you may answer `none' and we'll go through the parts
I need individually.
Distribution top level ? [none]  /

/usr/lib/dpkg/methods/disk/setup: line 8: 27060 Broken pipe             find "$mountpoint$2" -follow -name '*.deb' -print 2>/dev/null
     27061 Done                    | head -1
     27062 Done                    | grep . >/dev/null
Using `//stable/binary-i386' as main binary dir.
Using `//stable/binary-i386/Packages.gz' for main.
Using `//contrib/binary-i386' as contrib binary dir.
Using `//contrib/binary-i386/Packages.gz' for contrib.
/usr/lib/dpkg/methods/disk/setup: line 8: 27066 Broken pipe             find "$mountpoint$2" -follow -name '*.deb' -print 2>/dev/null
     27067 Done                    | head -1
     27068 Done                    | grep . >/dev/null
Using `//non-free/binary-i386' as non-free binary dir.
Using `//non-free/binary-i386/Packages.gz' for non-free.
`//local/binary-i386' does not exist.

Which directory contains the *.deb packages from the local distribution
area (this directory is named `local/binary' on the distribution site) ?
Say `none' if this area is not available.
Enter _local_ binary dir. [/debian-non-US/binary-i386]
Using `/debian-non-US/binary-i386' as local binary dir.
Using `/debian-non-US/binary-i386/Packages.gz' for local.

Hit RETURN to continue.  
Uncompressing /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt//stable/binary-i386/Packages.gz ... done.
Replacing available packages info, using packages-main.
Information about 980 package(s) was updated.
Uncompressing /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt//contrib/binary-i386/Packages.gz ... done.
Updating available packages info, using packages-ctb.
Information about 33 package(s) was updated.
Uncompressing /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt//non-free/binary-i386/Packages.gz ... done.
Updating available packages info, using packages-nf.
Information about 113 package(s) was updated.
Uncompressing /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt/debian-non-US/binary-i386/Packages.gz ... done.
Updating available packages info, using packages-lcl.
Information about 9 package(s) was updated.
Update OK.  Hit RETURN.  
Running dpkg -iGROEB /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt//stable/binary-i386
Errors were encountered while processing:

installation script returned error exit status 1.
Press RETURN to continue.

This is an other error than the described one, but the example remains


Christian Leutloff, Aachen, Germany
   eMail: leutloff@sundancer.oche.de   http://www.oche.de/~leutloff/

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