Subject: NetBSD floppy installation defects
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ognyan Kulev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/23/2004 17:55:35
I tryed to install NetBSD/i386 2.0 only with floppies. So I selected
kern-GENERIC, base and etc, intending to continue somewhat with PPP.
The problems started when I started transferring kern-GENERIC. I made the
mistake to split and transfer netbsd-GENERIC.gz. Of course, untarring failed.
I became aware of my mistake and I have transferred kern-GENERIC.tgz. But
untarring failed again! After more time of trying, I understood that
kern-GENERIC.tgz in /targetroot/usr/INSTALL is not truncated before transferring
the split tar.
So this is the first problem -- I think that before getting split parts and
concatenating them, the tgz should be truncated. Why it isn't so?
The second problem is that after kern-GENERIC is untarred, there is no option to
get base.aa and others!
Should I file PR for these two?