I am using a brand new Dell 4550 - P4 @ 2.5GHz, 384MB RAM. When I start Gentoo
install, I get to code listing 9.9: Updating Using sync.
I do emerge sync and get the following:
>>> starting rsync with rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage
rsync: getaddrinfo: rsync.gentoo.org 873: Temporary Failure in Name Resolution
rsync error: error in socket IO (Code 10) at clientserver.c(83)
Before doing env-update and source /etc/profile in the instructions, I am able
to say ping mit.edu or some address, so DNS was working.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run through the Gentoo Linux Documentation for Linux 1.4_rc4. Get to step 9.1
2. I assume this only happens on my setup? Which is a dell 4550 (dimension)
Get the portage tree?
Can't do an emerge info
If you have any suggestions, I will keep checking and will do any leg work required to test out stuff until we can get this resolved.
So far, this distribution looks really cool ;)
This is the latest Gentoo RC 4 or Gentoo 1.4
did you try pinging rsync.gentoo.org? Are you using any sort of firewall that blocks rsync?
I verified that name resolution works correctly and our name servers are up and functioning. This appears to be a client-side issue. You might try posting something on forums.gentoo.org or the gentoo-user mailing list if you're unable to resolve the issue. Those are both good channels for obtaining user support.
closing as worksforme.
I can ping rsync.gentoo.org successfully until I get to the step where I do:
"chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash"
Then I can't find the ping command anywhere.
make sure you're reading and following the instruction manual to the letter, including the part about copying /etc/resolv.conf to /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf
again, the forums and/or gentoo-user mailing list are the appropriate place to obtain user support for installation issues. Please follow up on this issue there.