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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: Bug report, Portage question, No sources included
Date: Sun Jan 14 17:16:02 2001
Justin Vander Ziel wrote:

> The following were included with a message that I e-mailed directly to
> Daniel Robbins and he asked me to post. BUG report in order of
> (percieved) importance (Gentoo 1.0rc3 ISO image).
> 1. the modprobe line in the modules init file in /etc/rc.d/init.d/
> does not
> parse the entire line which it should do especially for the alsa-sound
> module. I fixed the line that reads "modprobe ${1}" to read "modprobe
> ${*}"
> and that seems to have fixed it for me; my alsa-sound modules load
> now.
> ** this one has already been fixed in the CVS tree by Daniel according
> to his response.
> 2. dependency check in the alsa-libs package requires kernel
> >2.4.0-test11
> which will obviously not work with the recommended and included
> configuration.
> 3. the automount daemon dies as soon as it is loaded.the error message
> from /var/log/daemon.log is:
>     "lookup(file):cannot open parse modules sun
> (/usr/lib/autofs// cannot open shared object file: no
> such file or directory)"
> * I was unable to locate the file anywhere on my system.*
> 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 ).
> However inserting the alias 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.Question about Portage, et al.
> This is fixed now !!
> Use autofs-3.1.7-r1.ebuild and it works.
> Bye Achim
>  After having read through some comparisons of the various software
> management options here , here
> 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* 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?* 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
> (* Perhaps
> I'm thinking in Microsoft mode here. My question is, is there an
> uninstall script ready now for ebuild? The autofs included with rc3
> seems to be missing the 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 )  From the Digest Jerry A!
> <jerry@...> wrote:
> >Can we please have pcmcia support in the default kernel?  It's a real
> >pain having to install off the CD and then build a new kernel, put it
> on
> >floppy and then move to that to the machine in question.  It'll be a
> >bigger pain if that laptop ends up being my only working machine.
> 8( 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.) Thomas Flavel <thomasfl@...> wrote:
> >Glad to see there's finally a mailing list, now I can bug everyone
> and
> >not just Daniel personally... ;)Ditto for me.>Hmm, I recall asking if
> rc3 could have gcc and the kernel source
> >available from the boot cd - I see the kernel source code is in the
> >packages directory, but I think there may have been a
> >mis-communication...Actually I may be looking in the wrong place, but
> all that I found in /usr/src/linux were the kernel headers which were
> installed with sys.tbz2 - but no source code. Actually, I did not find
> 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. >I actually meant that gcc
> be executable from boot.img so that a kernel can be compiled directly
> from the boot cd
> >(onto ramfs presumably, unless you mount anything else) without
> having to install anything to a hard disk - I for one would find >this
> very useful, and I'm surprised I haven't seen any other distros do
> this. This sounds like a logical extension of the Portage system and a
> good idea to me, too. Nuff said, perhaps too much. Justin Vander
> Zielmailto:zielot@...

Bug report, Portage question, No sources included
-- Justin Vander Ziel
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