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Old 01-24-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
Teoryn
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Installpkg error #1


I was installing Slackware on my computer with full install and I received the following message:

installpkg error #1
There was a fatal error attempting to install

/var/log/mount/slackware/xap/rxvt-2.7.10-i486-1.tgz

The package may be corrupt, the installation media may be bad, or something else has caused the package to be unable to be read without error. You man hit enter to continue if you wish, but if this is an important required package then your installation may not work as-is.

<OK>

I am going to continue installing, but I was wondering what this file is and if it is important.

Edit: Same thing happened again on disk 2 (installpkg error #2)


/var/log/mount/slackware/gnome/at-spi-1.3.7-i486-1.tgz

Thanks,
Teoryn

Last edited by Teoryn; 01-24-2004 at 03:26 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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rxvt is one of many terminal programs that are included with most distributions. It's not necessary to your operating system. But if you do want it installed, then just download it.

www.rxvt.org
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:28 PM   #3
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I'm sure you can install the package from the cd or a download of the package once you get installed. Reasons for this might be memory problems, CD Drive problems, or CD Media problems. Possibly the cd was burned bad at that part of the cd. at-spi is the "Early Access Release of the Gnome Accessibility Project's Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface". I don't think it's necessary but another program might need it from the gnome package.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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i am getting this problem too, but it happens on random files during install. help please!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #5
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install

That usuall happens when you make one of your partitions to small when you do your install. The installation needs to create alot of temporary files and whatnot in / and if its to small, the install chokes with those types of errors.

I got nailed a few times because I didnt make my root partition (/) large enough. I think somewhere around 300 - 400 mb for / will keep the partition from filling up during the install.

You may want to create around a 512mb partiton for /tmp because a long time ago I had that happen to me and I THOUGH it was because /tmp was to small.

anyway good luck, and make sure your cd is not scratched or your cdrom is not defective
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:45 AM   #6
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actully im getting error #39 and im pretty sure im not running out of space since i gave the root partition 10 gigs. 10gigs = 10000 mb right? and im sure the cd is burnt right since the md5 checksums match
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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I just did a fresh install and mostly for the second cd, I started getting those error messages. I told it not to use disk 2 and complete the installation.

Now when I need some gtk or gnome related stuff, I get errors on the finish installation. LIke when I try to run Mozilla, I receive error message about libatk-1.0.so is missing...Now what?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:47 PM   #8
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a lot of times, those errors have to do with memory running out (mainly RAM) or just cd drives screwing up

the great thing about slackware is that packages are extremely easy to delete and install; if something screws up, try mounting your disk again and do installpkg packagename.tgz

you can also download the packages from www.slackware.com

if you are missing a library file, then install it off the cd's or find it at slackware's website
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:17 PM   #9
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for my situation, once it starts giving me 1 error, every package after that error one gets the error
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #10
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i had that kind of problem while installing mandrake; i simply used my other drive (dvd-rom drive)....

it is very possible that your cd drive just doesn't like the installer or being used extensively for long periods of time; if you have other computer available, try installing there
 
  


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