Subject: port-i386/4579: sysinst error: tar gets wrong dir(?)
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/26/1997 11:40:48
>Number:         4579
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       sysinst error: tar gets wrong dir(?)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Nov 26 02:50:03 1997
>Originator:     Hubert Feyrer
Hubert Feyrer <>
>Release:        1.3_ALPHA, 971122 install-floppy
System: NetBSD smaug 1.2 NetBSD 1.2 (SMAUG) #0: Sun Oct 27 00:52:22 MET DST 1996 feyrer@smaug:/disk1/usr_src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/SMAUG sparc

	when sysinst has done the newfs thing:

Populating filesystems with bootstrapping binaries and config files ...
tar: Removing leading / from absolute path names in the archive
tar: Could not create directory  : No such file or directory

Note the two spaces above...
I haven't gone as far as to see if the above error is critical or
not, but still it's confusing at least.

	Grab 971122 installfloppy from, and set up a
	fresh system.