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Old 09-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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slackware-current installed nothing


This thread is marked as SOLVED but I still have exactly the same problem with the slackware-current DVD from the Mon Sep 9 03:34:59 UTC 2013 snapshot.

I have triple-checked to veryfy that the problem is reproducible.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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This thread is marked as SOLVED but I still have exactly the same problem with the slackware-current DVD from the Mon Sep 9 03:34:59 UTC 2013 snapshot.

I have triple-checked to veryfy that the problem is reproducible.
I installed several times yesterday and did not run into this issue.

If you're using the USB installer, are you sure that it's the latest one?

Is isolinux/setpkg on your DVD the latest version?

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62f470b63fe6fac09d59276cdad1734d  isolinux/setpkg
If you've checked these things and can still reproduce the problem, please post exactly which version of -current you're using (I'm assuming 32-bit since you don't say slackware64-current), and the exact method used to boot the installer, the package source used, partition details, and any other details that you think might be important.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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If you're using the USB installer, are you sure that it's the latest one?
I'm using the DVD installer.

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Is isolinux/setpkg on your DVD the latest version?

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The file exists and checksum is correct.

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If you've checked these things and can still reproduce the problem, please post exactly which version of -current you're using (I'm assuming 32-bit since you don't say slackware64-current), and the exact method used to boot the installer, the package source used, partition details, and any other details that you think might be important.
Im using the 32-bit. Made a DVD using the mkisofs command in the README, mirrored from ftp.slackware.com, main memory 512 MB, partitions Machine 1: /dev/sda1: 1GB swap, /dev/sda2: 19GB ext4; Machine 2: /dev/sda1 20GB xfs, no swap; Machine 3: /dev/sda1 8 GB xfs, /dev/mapper/home: 120GB xfs (home).

With "Full Install" the installer goes through the packages; with "Menu" it skipps all packages, though I kept the packages selected when the package selection dialog popped up.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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With "Full Install" the installer goes through the packages; with "Menu" it skipps all packages, though I kept the packages selected when the package selection dialog popped up.
Thanks, I think you've highlighted the issue. The menu scripts also use --checklist, and the dialog change probably broke those as well.

I still have no idea what the rationale could have been for upstream to change dialog in a way that would break most scripts using --checklist. Oh well.

I'll test a fix tonight, and try to have it in place when -current bumps to 3.10.12 (rc1 is in stable-review, so it shouldn't be too long).
 
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Should be fixed now... since the maketag scripts aren't part of the installer image, I saw no reason to wait another 24 hours for 3.10.12 to be approved.

Let me know if it isn't working. Thanks!
 
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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Yes, it works.
 
Old 09-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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Confirming the maketag script changes to Current for Sept 13, 2013. Menu option in the installer works now.

Thanks Pat!
 
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