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Bug 131967 - Sources needed for installation with the LiveCD's snapshot are missing from the mirrors
Summary: Sources needed for installation with the LiveCD's snapshot are missing from t...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Installer
: 141214 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-01 15:44 UTC by Lars Weiler (RETIRED)
Modified: 2006-07-20 16:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-01 15:44:59 UTC
It's not an Installer-bug itself, but more a bug with Gentoo's mirroring policy.

Let me explain with an example, I recently hit: When you choose 'gentoo-sources' in the installer of the 2006.0 LiveCD, the installation goes fine until the point, where it wants to download the sources.  The snapshot on the CD has gentoo-sources-2.6.15-r5 marked stable.  Unfortunately not all patches are available on the mirrors any more.  The Installer stops working and you are left behind with a half installed system.  If you are an expert, you can chroot into the installation and finish manually (sync then install a newer kernel) or as a beginner you will restart and choose another kernel (like copiing the running CD-kernel).

I think, that we have to find a way, to mark sources on the mirrors unremovable, especially those which are needed for the packages in the current installation-snapshot.  That means, we have to keep them for about half a year, when we do two releases per year.
Comment 1 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-03 13:17:06 UTC
The same problem exists for anyone doing a manual install and using the snapshot provided on the CD.
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-07-20 16:06:49 UTC
*** Bug 141214 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***