Subject: install/15739: NetBSD -CURRENT sysinst bugs.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <murray@FreeBSD.org>
Date: 02/26/2002 01:53:33
>Synopsis: NetBSD -CURRENT sysinst bugs.
>Arrival-Date: Tue Feb 26 01:53:00 PST 2002
>Originator: Murray Stokely
FreeBSD Mall, Inc.
NetBSD-20020219-1.5ZA / i386
1. (cosmetic) After configuring an interface with DHCP, sysinst displays
'none' for IP address although the DNS servers are listed properly and
networking works, so clearly an address was assigned.
2. (serious) Default FTP install looks in the wrong directory. I booted
from a set of floppies I downloaded from the 20020219-1.5ZA directory,
so sysinst should know where to look for its distribution sets. The
installer tried to grab the bits from /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.5ZA/i386/binary/set
and failed. After I manually changed the FTP path, installation continued
until the next bug :
3. I selected to install 'All' distribution sets at the beginning, but
after downloading several distributions sucessfully, sysinst failed
to fetch 'xbase' and then completely failed. This distribution should
really have simply been skipped, or at least given me the option to
continue the installation without this file, but it completely bombed
Overall, there have been significant improvements to sysinst since the
last time I tried an install. I hope that these bugs can be fixed.
Try to install NetBSD -CURRENT on an i386. Hit the default choices for
most prompts, and watch the installation fail.
Sorry, I wish I had time to provide a diff.