[gobolinux-users] Having trouble with software upgrades/installations

Travis Evans travisgevans at cox.net
Mon Dec 25 11:26:10 UTC 2006


On Sunday 24 December 2006 15:54, Lucas C. Villa Real wrote:
> Do we have a syslogd.conf at /System/Settings? I've only installed
> 013-rc2 here, and my Sysklogd package is lacking it. You can take a
> look at 'man syslogd.conf' to create a sample one and check if the
> daemons start logging after that.

It doesn't look like I have a syslog.conf or syslogd.conf in there.  I 
think I found the manpage, except it's called syslog.conf instead of 
syslogd.conf.  I'll probably look at that some time, once I get the 
more troublesome issues out of the way.

> Oops. The installer takes a look at the existing partitions,
> considering partition types 'b',  'c' and 'e' for Windows, '1', '4',
> 6' for DOS and '82' for swap. Everything else that's different from
> '5' is declared as an additional partition. Can you post the output
> for the command 'fdisk -l' here?

This is what I get (the output is exactly the same whether run under my 
GoboLinux or SUSE 10.1 system):

Disk /dev/hda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1               1         262     2104483+  82  Linux swap / 
Solaris
/dev/hda2   *         263        4048    30411045    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3            4049       38250   274727565   83  Linux
/dev/hda5             263         785     4200966   83  Linux
/dev/hda6             786        2091    10490413+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7            2092        2098       56196   83  Linux
/dev/hda8            2099        2882     6297448+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9            2883        4048     9365863+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/hdb: 8700 MB, 8700346368 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1057 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1               1        1056     8482288+  83  Linux


> > For some reason, it seems that when I use Compile to compile and
> > install a program, the Compile script keeps saying at the end that
> > the installation (and compilation) failed, even though it
> > apparently ran to completion, including installation, without
> > problems.  Does this happen to you?
>
> It might be due to left-over files somewhere outside /Programs. You
> can just check if that's the problem by running the same command with
> the environment variable NO_UNIONFS set (export NO_UNIONFS=true)

Okay, I'll have to try that next time it happens.

I do remember seeing messages about leftover files--like for compiling 
KDE-Libs, it 
listed /Programs, /Programs/CUPS, /Programs/CUPS/1.2.7, ...,
/Programs/CUPS/1.2.7/Shared/model/postscript.ppd.gz, before saying it 
failed.

What exactly is meant by leftover files?

> Sorry for not being able to reply to your other questions right now,
> but I'm overloaded with this Christmas thing :-)

That's no problem.

-- 
Travis Evans


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