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Bug 34353 - Netless stage1 installation from livecd fails
Summary: Netless stage1 installation from livecd fails
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: PPC Linux
: High blocker (vote)
Assignee: Pieter Van den Abeele (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-25 12:57 UTC by Riccardo Gusso
Modified: 2006-02-04 06:04 UTC (History)
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Description Riccardo Gusso 2003-11-25 12:57:09 UTC
Using a stage1 in a netless installation from the livecd-g3-grp-1.4-cd1.iso,
even if you copy the source tarballs with
'cp -a /mnt/cdrom/distfiles/ /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles/' 
then when you execute the bootstrap script it tries to download the source
tarball again from the net, and the bootstrap process obviously fails. More
precisely you get:

Starting Bootstrap of base system ...

Using >=sys-apps/baselayout-1.7.9-r1
Using >=sys-apps/portage-2.0.35
Using >=sys-devel/binutils-
Using >=sys-devel/gcc-3.2.1
Using sys-devel/gettext
Using >=sys-libs/glibc-2.3.1-r2
Using sys-apps/texinfo
Using sys-apps/zlib
Using sys-apps/ncurses

Configuring environment...
Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) sys-apps/portage-2.0.48-r5 to /

[Then it tries to download it from several gentoo mirrors but since
the computer I am trying to install to is disconnected from the net I get:]

!!! Couldn't download portage-2.0.48-r5.tar.bz2. Aborting.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download the livecd-g3-grp-1.4-cd1.iso and burn it.
2.Boot from it and follow the step-by-step installation instructions

Actual Results:  
Boostrap process fails without emerging anything

Expected Results:  
Installation should have used the portage snapshot and the sources extracted and
copied from the cd
Comment 1 Riccardo Gusso 2003-11-25 14:10:48 UTC
Maybe there is a mismatching between the portage snapshot and the files in the distfiles directory: in fact if you, for example, change from ppc to ~ppc the entry in the "KEYWORD" variable in the 'portage*.ebuild' scripts with version > 2.0.48-r1, that is the version that you have in the distfiles directory, then the bootstrap scripts doesn't try anymore to download the portage-2.0.48-r5 from the net.
Comment 2 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-15 09:42:36 UTC
This should be fixed on the new LiveCDs.
Comment 3 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-15 09:44:01 UTC
I want to reassign it to Pieter...
Comment 4 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-15 09:45:34 UTC
And now the reminder
Comment 5 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-30 04:21:06 UTC
stage1 can't be installed netless.  Only stage3 with GRP is designed for a netless installation.