Subject: Re: Install Problems
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/06/1999 09:30:55
Jonathan Stone wrote:

> This one is our fault, not yours.  pax is opening a temporary file to
> keep track of state whilst it does its thing, but the attempt to copy
> everything to your local disk clobbers it.
> I thought Simon had fixed it for 1.4, but maybe it's 1.4.1.

Umm, drat.  This hasn't been fixed...

> At this
> point, installing the 1.4.1 snapshot is the best thing anyway.  If you
> don't want to do that, workarounds are to unpack the sets by hand now
> that you've labelled and newfs'ed the target disk;

I'd guess that installing by hand is probably easiest at this stage...

> or (alternatively)
> try mounting an mfs /tmp. (I think the small kernel for machines with
> buggy TFTP proms doesn't have mfs, though, so that may not work for you).

That's correct - no mfs.