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From: "Justin Vander Ziel" <zielot@...>
Subject: Bug report, Portage question, No sources included
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 19:51:58 -0600
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<DIV>The following were included with a message that I e-mailed directly to 
Daniel Robbins and he asked me to post.</DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>BUG report in 
order of (percieved) importance (Gentoo 1.0rc3 ISO image).<BR>1. the modprobe 
line in the modules init file in /etc/rc.d/init.d/ does not<BR>parse the entire 
line which it should do especially for the alsa-sound<BR>module. I fixed the 
line that reads "modprobe ${1}" to read "modprobe ${*}"<BR>and that seems to 
have fixed it for me; my alsa-sound modules load now.<BR><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>** this one has already been fixed in the CVS tree by Daniel according to 
his response.</FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT 
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size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT><BR>2. dependency check in the 
alsa-libs package requires kernel&nbsp; &gt;2.4.0-test11<BR>which will obviously 
not work with the recommended and included configuration.</DIV><FONT face=Arial 
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face=Arial size=2></FONT><BR>3. the automount daemon dies as soon as it is 
loaded. </DIV>
<DIV>the error message from /var/log/daemon.log is:<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
"lookup(file):cannot open parse modules sun (/usr/lib/autofs//parse_sun.so: 
cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory)"</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT 
face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial 
size=2></FONT><BR>* I was unable to locate the parse_sun.so file anywhere on my 
system.</DIV>
<DIV>* the autofs4 daemon requires the alias "alias autofs autofs4" to be in the 
modules.conf according to Jeremy Fitzhardings' readme in the autofs download 
page (see </FONT><A href="http://www.goop.org/~jeremy/autofs"><FONT 
face="Times New Roman" size=3>http://www.goop.org/~jeremy/autofs</FONT></A><FONT 
face="Times New Roman" size=3> ). However&nbsp;inserting the alias&nbsp;did not 
fix the above problem for me assuming for some strange reason that the missing 
file complaint was misguided. There is a newer daemon package version 
autofs-4.0.0pre9.tar.gz in the above directory which I hope to try 
out.<BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Question about Portage, et 
al.</DIV></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>After having read through some comparisons of the various software 
management options here <A 
href="http://kitenet.net/~joey/pkg-comp/">http://kitenet.net/~joey/pkg-comp/</A>&nbsp;, 
here <A 
href="http://vip.hpnc.com/~cbbrowne/linuxsysconfig.html">http://vip.hpnc.com/~cbbrowne/linuxsysconfig.html</A>&nbsp;and 
finally in the freshmeat article I feel like I have at least a general idea of 
where Portage is going. I have a couple of questions I am hoping someone in this 
list would answer for me</DIV>
<DIV>* I have a slow dialup connection and I often download the software I need 
at work where I have a T1 and either carry it home on a Syquest 200Mb cartridge 
or burn a CD for myself there (which is how I got Gentoo in the first place). 
I'm not sure I am ever going to want to rsync my distro because I don't see a 
way of determining how long it's going to take without running an audit of my 
system. Any suggestions?</DIV>
<DIV>* What is the difference between Portage and e-build? Where does one begin 
and the other start? I'm familiar with Daniel's article that was posted on IBM 
about the e-build system (<A 
href="http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/bash3.html">http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/bash3.html</A>)</DIV>
<DIV>* Perhaps I'm thinking in Microsoft mode here.&nbsp;My question is, is 
there an uninstall script ready now for ebuild? The autofs included with rc3 
seems to be missing the pars_sun.so library file so I wanted to uninstall it and 
install the later version from the source code. I could list the files from the 
tbz2 file and do it by hand or I've even considered writing a script to do it 
for me but this seems to be a logical piece of the puzzle that is missing. (is 
that why this is called a beta release? B )</DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT>
<DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>From the Digest </FONT><FONT face=Arial>Jerry 
A! &lt;</FONT></FONT><A href="mailto:jerry@..."><FONT face=Arial 
size=2>jerry@...</FONT></A><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; 
wrote:<BR>&gt;Can we please have pcmcia support in the default kernel?&nbsp; 
It's a real<BR>&gt;pain having to install off the CD and then build a new 
kernel, put it on<BR>&gt;floppy and then move to that to the machine in 
question.&nbsp; It'll be a<BR>&gt;bigger pain if that laptop ends up being my 
only working machine. 8(</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Unless you're thinking of modules, I think it would 
be better to include a few kernel variations and the dd command in the boot cd. 
I thought it was odd that this was omitted anyways. I had to create a boot disk 
in Windows using rawrite. (well actually, I learned later that I really was able 
to install grub from the grub prompt on the CD. Since I had never used GRUB and 
always LILO, this business was all new to me then.)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thomas Flavel &lt;<A 
href="mailto:thomasfl@...">thomasfl@...</A>&gt; 
wrote:<BR>&gt;Glad to see there's finally a mailing list, now I can bug everyone 
and<BR>&gt;not just Daniel personally... ;)<BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Ditto for me.<BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt;Hmm, I recall asking if rc3 could have gcc and 
the kernel source <BR>&gt;available from the boot cd - I see the kernel source 
code is in the<BR>&gt;packages directory, but I think there may have been 
a<BR>&gt;mis-communication... <BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Actually I may be looking in the wrong place, but 
all that I found in /usr/src/linux&nbsp;were the kernel headers&nbsp;which were 
installed with sys.tbz2&nbsp;- but no source code. Actually, I did not 
find&nbsp;source code ANYWHERE which surprised me given the idea behind this 
distro to roll your own. Or perhaps I misunderstood and the idea is to UPDATE 
with source code?? (See my first question) Or perhaps, even worse, I'm more of a 
newbie than I think.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt;I actually meant that gcc be executable from 
boot.img so that a kernel can be compiled directly from the boot cd<BR>&gt;(onto 
ramfs presumably, unless you mount anything else) without having to install 
anything to a hard disk - I for one would find &gt;this very useful, and I'm 
surprised I haven't seen any other distros do this.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>This sounds like a logical extension of the Portage 
system and a good idea to me, too.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Nuff said, perhaps too much.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Justin Vander Ziel</FONT></DIV>
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href="mailto:zielot@...">mailto:zielot@...</A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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