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Re: Install report (pre-2.2.6 CVS)

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 12:34:25AM -0500, David Huggins-Daines wrote:
> I have a feeling some of these problems have already been solved, or are
> solved on i386 and will be fixed once Alpha catches up.  Anyhow, here goes...
> 1) The keyboard is, well, wrong in the shell on vt2.  Neither backspace nor
> delete works properly.  I don't exactly know why this is yet...

Same here.

> 3) /dev/fd0 doesn't exist on the root.bin disk - I'll fix this one :)  Not
> sure if this is a problem on Christian's disks.

Fixed in our root.bin. A small change in rootdisk.sh and basedisks.sh.
> 4) On Christian's disks, "linux" on the root.bin is a symbolic link to
> somewhere in /var/tmp/boot-floppies, which obviously doesn't exist... I
> don't have that problem.

We didn't touch anything generic on the root.bin. Strange.

> 6) Selecting DHCP/BOOTP in the network configuration failed to write an
> entry for localhost to /etc/hosts.  This made lots of things fail once the
> system was installed, including exim's postinst.
> 7) The base system's networking config tried to start dhcpcd-sv instead of
> pump.
> 8) I still do not understand why we have both console-tools and kbd, and why
> dselect wanted to install kbd.  Then, console-tools' postinst hung - it said
> "you have not selected a keymap, so I will use the default", and spawned
> kbdconfig.  When I answer the kbdconfig prompt, it just sits there.  (Might
> I add that kbdconfig is really evil on powerpc and m68k, since they
> don't always use standard PC keyboards, and thus reloading the "default"
> keymap mangles the keyboard layout horribly)
> 9) The apt configurator is really nice, however, it should be possible to
> skip apt configuration entirely (such as if network configuration has failed
> somehow, and thus no archives are accessible).  Also, it would be nice if
> you could also select non-US in the apt configuration (can you?  I couldn't
> see a way)

General bootfloppies stuff.


Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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