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Re: Interix Installation Issue - apparently solved

On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 21:03:04 +0200 (CEST)
Martin Koeppe <mkoeppe@gmx.de> wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, Brian Amundsen wrote:
> > System = Interix
> > Node = Highcrest
> > Release = 3.5
> > Version = SP-8.0.1969.57
> > Machine = x86
> > Processor = AMD_x86_Family15_Model14_Stepping10
> > HostSystem = Windows
> > HostRelease = SP3
> > HostVersion = 5.1
> >
> > debootstrap.log follows:
> > Can't open /dev/null: Device not configured
> strange.
> > Can't open /dev/null: Device not configured
> > Can't open /dev/null: Device not configured
> > /tmp/install/debootstrap[439]: cannot create /dev/null: Device not
> > configured ar: ///: No such device
> >
> > zcat: stdin: unexpected end of file
> > dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 2
> > package `dpkg': error in Version string `': version string is empty
> > dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 2
> > package
> >
> > Attempting to run makedev resulted in
> > $ cd /usr/sbin
> > $ ksh makedev
> > makedev[1]: Mze.........: not found
> > makedev[2]:  syntax error: ....... text' unexpected
> makedev is no ksh script, it's a binary. Just run
> /usr/sbin/makedev
> If that's not marked executable, you should probably reinstall 
> everything.
> Martin
> >
> > It almost looks like I have some corruption.  I did run all this
> > from a user account ksh but with login as Administrator and
> > verified that I was the Administrator.
> >
> > Maybe I'll have to uninstall SFU and start over from scratch.


I'm sorry for sending the last request of assistance.  I notice
that to install anything I must be logged in to windows as the
Administrator and then start my ksh.  Thought I could do this from a
windows user account as long as my ksh is logged in as Administrator? 
I'm guessing this is a su issue that I'm mistaking or an security
inheritance issue that is unresolved.  I notice that the windows user
(Administrator group) also is skipping the PATH for sbin and usr/sbin.
Also when I login as Administrator it is stating an error with the
profile/lcl.  Maybe this is all just a matter of me recalling the
security issues behind UNIX.  If I read OpenBSD manual will it help, or
is Interix or Microsoft TechNet better for these issues?

I reran the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, everything completed
correctly and the dpkg -l is clean for all packages.  I then setup your
suggest PIN preferences file to keep from upgrading to undesirable

I guess it's time for me to install the build utilities in the
technical issues section of your installation guide and then maybe
load XMING, build Clawsmail package, install it and see how things turn
out.  I'm confused by one of the statements on HOW to build .dep
packages for Debian/Interix.  You state to make sure dep-src
http://debian-interix.net/debian-interix unreleased 35 main non-free is
included in the sources.list.  But the sources.list from the bootstrap
doesn't include non-free,  do I need to add it now or is this an old

Brian Amundsen

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