Re: Full CD testing report from Aigarius
Aigars, probably the thing to do is file bug reports against perl,
quake-lib-stub, apel, gnuchessbook, setserial, libungif3g-dev. ALso, the
apt-cdrom manpage says that cdroms cannot be added by hand to the apt
system, but rather apt-cdrom must be used. It also says that each CD in a
multi-cd set must be inserted and scanned seperately. Whether or not you had
any control over this process, I just don't know.
If you want dpkg to handle Replaces: as Provides: I think you should file a
wishlist bug against dpkg. I don't know how we got into the perl mess, or
how we are going to get out of it, but I hope someone knows. :)
As for the rest, I hope Adam can figure out the Right Thing To Do. :)
On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 10:05:56PM +0200, Aigars Mahinovs wrote:
> It seems to me that it didn't get it to the list, so I'm resending it.
> Testing object: Debian Linux CD's (2.2 pre-BETA 17-Jan-2000)
> Testing environment:
> CPU -- AMD 80486 DX4 120 MHz
> m/b -- BMG-486SG VESA
> RAM -- 32 Mb non-EDO SIMM (4x8Mb)
> HDD -- WD Caviar 23200 3.2 Gb
> CD -- Sony CDU4011-10 40x
> Video -- Cirrus Logic GD5428 1Mb
> Sound -- ESS 1868f Audio Drive
> Modem-- SmartLink 5634BRS internal (Rockwell, hardware modem)
> /dev/hda1 -- VFat system drive with LoadLin
> /dev/hda2 -- Linux Swap
> /dev/hda3 -- Linux Native (Debian)
> Install process:
> Booted into MSDOS.
> Ran /cdrom/install/boot.bat.
> Partitioned the drive.
> Initialized swap and linux native. (erase, 2.2 features=on)
> Installed kernel and modules.
> Bug #1 : In screen with title "Choose Debian archive path" simple
> <Enter> changes
> focus to <...> button while should process <Ok>.
> Configuring device driver modules.
> Bug #2: After choosing "Configure device driver modules" it stops for a
> then a message "depmod: Error reading ELF header: No such file or
> which is instantly overwritten by next screen.
> Installing Base System.
> Bug #3: Installer asks for what to install from for second time. Is this
> really necessary?
> Configuring Base System.
> Bug #4: Answer to "Is your BIOS clock set to GMT" is ignored.
> Making Linux bootable from HDD.
> Bug #5: If I install Linux to second HDD of two, LILO installs itself to
> MBR of
> second HDD which makes Linux unbootable on most PC's.
> Bug #6: We should have a nice liloconfig, like the one in Slackware for
> over a year now.
> Making Linux boot floppy.
> Bug #7: The user is not asked for floppy device.
> Bug #9: Once while making a boot floppy it stopped at:
> I switched to second console and saw this:
> # ls
> Unable to handle kernel NULL deference at virtual address 00000013
> current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3=00101000
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<e011bfd1>]
> ELAGS: 00010206
> eax:00000013 ebx:00400000 ecx:08400000 edx:13000000
> esi:00000000 edi:c172e084 ebp:c173a178 esp:c1f27eac
> ds:0018 es:0018 ss:0018
> Process sh (pid: 18768, process nr:16, stackpage=c1f27000)
> Stack: c1e9a6e0 00016000 c172e084 08448000 00000013 00000013 0005e000
> 0805e000 c011da10 c1e9a6e0 08048000 00016000 c1e9a6e0 0000000b
> c1f27f40 c19cc120 c0113a03 c1e9a6e0 c1e9a6e0 c1e9a6e0 c0118552
> Call Trace: [<c011da10>] [<c0113a03>] [<c0118552>] [<c0169bd6>]
> [<c01106a6>] [<c0110887>] [<cc010fbd2>]
> [<c0109dd1>] [<c0109d14>]
> Code: 00 00 00 85 c0 74 07 a3 85 10 c0 89 42 54 5b 5e 5f 5d 83 c4
> Segmentatin fault.
> The same msg showed up for other commands, just pid and process number
> were increased by one each time.
> Selecting task packages.
> Bug #10: If there is no Internet connection it just fails with
> unresolved hostnames.
> Solution: the sources.list should be dialog-made before
> Bug #11: If I make sources.list pointing to cdrom and mount it, after
> selecting tasks I get msgs like this:
> task-foo depends on bar, but it will not be installed.
> And no pkgs are installed.
> Dselecting pkgs:
> a) cdrom method:
> Bug #12: /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt does not exist so dselect can't mount
> the cd's there
> Solution: mkdir ;)
> Bug #13: Some packages are uninstalled due to dependency confilicts if
> they are not available right now (other cd is in the drive)
> Example: jed and jed-common
> The problem seams to be in Conflict: lines with version
> number <<
> Bug #14: dpgk doesn't seam to take Replaces line as Provides lines. The
> problem is in perl-5.005 that replaces perl, but doesn't
> provide it. it make this a critical bug
> b) multi-cd method:
> Bug #15: /var/lib/dpkg/methods/multicd/availible doesn't exist
> Solution: mkdir, touch
> I couldn't get this mode to work correctly. sorry.
> c) apt
> 1) from /cdrom
> Bug #13 here too
> 2) with sources.list from apt-cdrom
> Bug #16: CD change doesn't work
> Please insert disk: "BLABLABLA"
> 13 % [Working] //Random number of % here from 0 to 30
> E: Internal Error, ordering was unable to handle the media swap
> The /cdrom is mounted, but take a look how:
> /dev/hdc on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro, noexec, nosuid, nodev)
> It is NOT the mode in my fstab, is says
> /dev/hdc /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user
> Package bugs:
> apel: tar complains about future timestamps
> gnuchessbook: /usr/lib/games/gnuchess/gnuchess.data doesn't exist
> (another dir)
> libunguf3g-dev: broken postinstall script
> setserial: if a kernel with no module support is used the pkg cann't be
> installed or removed
> because of wrong call of update-modules in postinst, postremove, which
> fails and makes
> installation or removal of the pgk fail too.
> quake-lib-stub: still recommends squake or xquake (should recommend
> But every thing else I tried (70% of pkgs) forked fine.
> BTW: Should I file the bug reports or this is enought?
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