Bug Report (installing bo)
I've installed bo today from scratch.
I found several bugs :
( a=annoying, B=bad, F=fatal)
I boot with the rescue disk,
install the base from msdos drive,
install the packages whith ftp (dselect/ftp). from 'frozen non-free contrib'
Here is the list of the bugs + what I did to solve them
B : install.txt doesn't tell I need base1_3.tgz.
solution: boot win95 and re-ftp
a : Wrong date on the first screen (Feb. 12 instead of Ap. 4)
F : Packages.frozen tells that the packages are in unstable.
but unstable doesn't exist. bo or frozen is correct.
solution : sed -e '/unstable/s//frozen/' Packages.frozen > Packages.f;
mv Packages.f Packages.frozen
a : I still have to export PAGER=less to view man-pages decently
seems the system-wide config-files could be better.
a : xbase-configure leaves me with a non-working startx. I use xf86config
and everyone is happy.
a : This tetex problem is terrible because I must wait 2 minutes each
time it occurs (checking for old ........................)
'dpkg --purge texinfo' works fine anyway, but dselect hadn't
deselected texinfo apparently. Perhaps it should.
a : xmixer: Can't open /dev/mixer: No such device
I'll look at this later
Sorry, the problem is that I have to recompile in order to get sound
support. I'd have done it anyway, but it'd have been cool to have sound.
I suppose there are too many options in the sound driver...
a : there is no dependency, but xbase-configure fails if I don't have xfnt75
Go on, guys, only one day to install. Cool.
Seriously, with some fixes, it will be a great product.
Not like Solaris 2 that came with -r-xr-xr-x /home .
There is probably a better place to post this, but I hope it will go
to the right persons.
Don't hesitate to reply. I spent several hours to install (and download),
I can take a few minutes to read mail.
In hope this is usefull,