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Re: Churning in Grip repositories

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:29:50 +0000 (UTC)
Erik Schanze <schanzi_usenet@gmx.de> wrote:

> > 1. for some reason, when grip-config is unpacked, empty directories
> > that exist in the package (not just in the postinst) are not created. 
> > /usr/share/info /usr/share/man/man1 and /usr/share/man/man8
> > are required. grip-config might have to have some pointless files in
> > those directories.
> >
> I tried to setup a GRIP chroot via debootstrap with command:
> sudo debootstrap lenny /opt/emdebian-grip/ http://www.emdebian.org/grip/
> Firstly it failed because /usr/share/info didn't exists in the chroot.
> I created the dir and the bootstrap went further, but broke again with
> failure:

The fix has exactly the same fix - create the missing directories - as
in the item above, create /usr/share/man/man1 in the chroot
and /usr/share/man/man8 for the same reasons.

> sudo chroot /opt/emdebian-grip dpkg --force-depends --install
> var/cache/apt/archives/mawk_1.3.3-11.1em1_i386.deb
> update-alternatives: unable to make /usr/share/man/man1/nawk.1.gz.dpkg-tmp a
> symlink to /etc/alternatives/nawk.1.gz: No such file or directory

Check that you have grip-config properly installed - you can probably
just mangle /usr/sbin/update-alternatives to exit(0) instead of exit(2)
in the quit subfunction - this is the effect of what the grip-config
replacement script does.

> Could you please do a test on setup a GRIP chroot and provide
> information how it could be reached successfully?

See the rest of this thread, my prior messages indicate that things are
a little unstable in Grip right now and I won't have time to put a
complete fix into place until some time next week.

Take a look at the grip-config package and try to force what the
package should normally do until such time as I can sort it out
properly by updating grip-config. Also, take a look at balloon3-config
(via the Emdebian repositories) as a source package - it's the
predecessor of grip-config but a little too specialised for the
balloon3 board for general usage, hence grip-config.

(Don't install balloon3-config on machines that are not actually a
balloon3. This was a problem in original debootstraps from Grip.)


Neil Williams

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