Subject: Re: Ha. My install.
To: David Walker <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/07/2001 21:50:19
On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 07:07:41PM +0930, David Walker wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded.
> Well, it's getting a little weird.
> I am now able to get sysinst to locate my .tgz files. Does it want to extract and install them? Not a chance.
> It starts to open kern.tgz and faults it.
> This is the display:
> Status: Running
> Command: pax -zrvpe -f /msdostmp/kern.tgz
> gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
> pax: End of archive volume 1 reached
> ATTENTION! pax archive volume change required
> Ready for archive volume: 1
> Input archive name or "." to quit pax
> Archive name>_
> The last line is the prompt.
> All the other stuff is pretty much wasted on me.
> I have downloaded the i386 files and put them on my msdos partition which I have labelled and mounted.
> These are the files in this drive:
> XSERVER TGZ 14,941,303 08-05-01 7:48p xserver.tgz
> ETC TGZ 97,044 08-05-01 3:47p etc.tgz
> GAMES TGZ 2,905,726 08-05-01 4:17p games.tgz
> KERN TGZ 2,276,976 08-05-01 4:45p kern.tgz
> MAN TGZ 2,543,158 08-06-01 5:29a man.tgz
> MISC TGZ 2,177,983 08-06-01 5:32a misc.tgz
> NETBSD~2 GZ 2,081,718 08-05-01 3:30p netbsd.INSTALL.gz
> NETBSD~1 SYM 230,528 08-05-01 3:23p netbsd.INSTALL.symbols
> TEXT TGZ 1,213,746 08-05-01 5:02p text.tgz
> XBASE TGZ 2,733,453 08-05-01 5:36p xbase.tgz
> XCONTRIB TGZ 180,430 08-05-01 5:39p xcontrib.tgz
> XFONT TGZ 6,163,923 08-06-01 5:55a xfont.tgz
> XMISC TGZ 12,386 08-05-01 5:40p xmisc.tgz
> BASE TGZ 16,863,564 08-05-01 6:17p base.tgz
> NETBSD~3 GZ 2,276,975 08-05-01 3:21p netbsd.GENERIC.gz
Once you have mounted /msdostmp try:
zcat /msdostmp/kern.tgz > /dev/null
(or gzip -d -c if zcat is not on the boot floppy).
If zcat complains then your file is corruped.
Are you sure you downloaded them in binary mode ?
> I have a bit of concern about this. I couldn't appreciate the significance of the symlinks. I was originally confronted with empty folders named man.tgz, etc. - nothing to download and no instructions or links. I found a site via a search engine with files to download and downloaded them. Apparently I should link to them but I'm not sure how to do this. Chris Lloyd has provided me with links to the following:
> I wonder how I incorporate this into my install. Will sysinst know what to do? Are these files downloadable? If they are I should be ok.
Just download them at the same place as other sets.
However your ftp client is a bit broken if it handle symlinks on the server
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>