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Bug 20402 - Can not rsync - error in clientserver.c - line 83
Summary: Can not rsync - error in clientserver.c - line 83
Alias: None
Product: Mirrors
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Server (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Mirror Admins
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-03 17:44 UTC by Ron
Modified: 2003-05-03 18:47 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Ron 2003-05-03 17:44:09 UTC
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: getaddrinfo: 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 or some address, so DNS was working.

Reproducible: Always
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)

Actual Results:  
See details.

Expected Results:  
Get the portage tree?  

Can't do an emerge info
Comment 1 Ron 2003-05-03 17:45:00 UTC
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 ;)
Comment 2 Ron 2003-05-03 17:49:42 UTC
This is the latest Gentoo RC 4 or Gentoo 1.4
Comment 3 Kurt Lieber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-03 17:50:12 UTC
did you try pinging  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 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.
Comment 4 Ron 2003-05-03 18:23:08 UTC
I can ping successfully until I get to the step where I do:

"chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash"

Then I can't find the ping command anywhere.  
Comment 5 Kurt Lieber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-03 18:47:01 UTC
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.