Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!
Bug 112716 - mirrorselect missing from install after assuming installed base
Summary: mirrorselect missing from install after assuming installed base
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Release Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-16 10:07 UTC by Sam Joyce
Modified: 2005-11-16 12:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Sam Joyce 2005-11-16 10:07:46 UTC
There's a nice tool to pick your source server when your installing, which is good, called mirrorselect.  
There's no "test the server" option, and thats bad, because when you chroot over to the newly installed 
stage 3 tarball on your freshly fdisked harddrive, there's no mirrorselect anywhere to be found and you 
can't find a simple list of the source mirrors anywhere on the web site.  Maybe I'm just new to gentoo 
and don't know what I'm doing, but I've got red hat experiance and should be able to figure this out.  
What am I supposed to do if I managed to pick a bad server with mirrorselect?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.begin install
2.use mirrorselect to pick a server that doesn't work
3.get frustrated after you relize too late that your server sucks and there's no remedy.

Actual Results:  
see above

Expected Results:  
There should be a copy of the mirrorselect in the /sbin in the "stage3" tarball
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-11-16 10:18:46 UTC
that'd probably suck, but it'd be left up as an exercise for the user to fix
Comment 2 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-16 12:09:03 UTC
He's right there.  We won't add anything to any of the stages that isn't 100%
required.  Also, the mirror list is available off the front page of for easy access.