Debian Bug report logs - #663461
Debian installer needs /usr/share/man/man1 created

Package: buildd.emdebian.org; Maintainer for buildd.emdebian.org is Debian Embedded Team <debian-embedded@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Shawn <shawnlandden@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:48:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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Bug#654317; Package debian-installer. (Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Shawn <shawnlandden@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: emdebian amd64 installer seemingly broken
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:45:45 -0800
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Package: debian-installer

I tried to install emdebian grip 2.0 from here:
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/emdebian/grip/amd64/iso-cd/(6.0.3)
and it failed twice at "unpacking required dependencies" on
"install base system"

Shawn
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Bug#654317; Package debian-installer. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:30:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>
To: 654317@bugs.debian.org
Cc: 654317-submitter@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Needs creation of /usr/share/man/man1
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:22:38 +0000
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clone 654317 -1
reassign -1 buildd.emdebian.org
retitle -1 Debian installer needs /usr/share/man/man1 created
quit

Once it fails, get to the install menu and select "Execute a shell"
then create a single directory:

mkdir /target/usr/share/man/man1

Then exit the shell and continue the installation.

It might be possible for Debian installer to gain a bit of support for
this.

Emdebian doesn't include manpages and some packages (and some udebs
apparently) don't expect this directory to not exist.

The installer images are experimental, notably various kernel packages
are missing because most Emdebian devices need specialised or
customised kernels.

The most useful place to discuss issues like this is the
debian-embedded@lists.debian.org mailing list, so I've cloned this bug
to buildd.emdebian.org which goes to that list.

I was able to proceed without a kernel (virtual box test), then the
network mirror needs to be specified manually as: mirror hostname:
www.emdebian.org, Debian archive mirror directory: /grip

HTH

-- 


Neil Williams
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http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/

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Bug 654317 cloned as bug 663461. Request was from Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:30:52 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'debian-installer' to 'buildd.emdebian.org'. Request was from Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:30:54 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'Debian installer needs /usr/share/man/man1 created' from 'emdebian amd64 installer seemingly broken' Request was from Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:30:55 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#663461; Package buildd.emdebian.org. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:39:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #21 received at 663461@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>
To: otavio@ossystems.com.br
Cc: 654317@bugs.debian.org, 663461@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#654317: Needs creation of /usr/share/man/man1
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:35:41 +0000
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:25:20 -0300
Otavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:22, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> > Once it fails, get to the install menu and select "Execute a shell"
> > then create a single directory:
> >
> > mkdir /target/usr/share/man/man1
> >
> > Then exit the shell and continue the installation.
> 
> Can you paste the syslog of the installation so we can try to figure
> which one depends on it?

It's an Emdebian-specific problem, commonly dash because it's one of
the first preinst scripts run (if not the first).

Normally, in Debian, this won't happen because dash contains files
in /usr/share/man/man1 but these files are removed for Emdebian.

What I'm considering is that the existing grip-config package used in
Emdebian gets introduced into Debian and provides a udeb to create this
directory. It does seem like overkill though. (Currently, grip-config
just provides a few optimised tasksel tasks which take the reduced
package set of Emdebian Grip into account).

-- 


Neil Williams
=============
http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/

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