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MD Install issue with linux-sound-base
« on: November 09, 2006, 12:25:40 am »
Hi,

Trying to install new version (0.41) on one of my Media Director. I did a rebuild image in the configuration as I had changed some hardware on the machine. The install seemed to start OK and starting installing the various packages. It then halted when it got to some of the alsa packages due to an error installing one of the dependant packages (linux-sound-base).
It says this package is uninstallable.
Anyone else seen this and know how to fix it?

I tried it twice with about a week inbetween and exactly the same result.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 04:29:04 am »
OK, fixed the problem but I am not sure if you would call this a valid fix or a bit of a hack. But I will include what I did for completeness in case someone else sees the same problem.

As it seemed to get hung up on the linux-sound-base package from the Pluto repository I manually downloaded and copied it to the core.

Then I opened a shell to the core and copied the file from where it downloaded to, to /home/diskless/78/tmp where 78 is the device ID for this MD.

Then (still on the core) I ran;
chroot /home/diskless/78 dpkg -i /tmp/linux-sound-base.deb

Then on the MD, which was stuck on the error screen asking me if I want to retry - I pressed yes for retry and it seemed happy.

This method is certainly an advantage of having central filesystems on the core for each of the MDs.

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006, 11:11:13 am »
The linux-sound-base package in our repository and on the CDs aren't broken, so there's a chance that your CDs failed to copy the file to your local disk. If you check the install logs (/var/log/Pluto_Install.log, /home/diskless/MD_ID/var/log/Pluto_Install.log) you may find a "short read" error. Yet, if the file had a copy error, you should have seen it when you installed your core and the installer should have waited for an enter key before proceeding.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 11:35:25 pm »
Hi Radu,

I don't have a Pluto_Install.log on the core and no sign of a short read error in any of the MD install logs.

I have done three MD installs and all three had the same problem.

Here is an example of the actual error from an MD log
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+ apt-get -y install alsa-base
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
E: Broken packages
+ apt_err=100
+ [[ 100 != \0 ]]
+ apt-get -f -y install
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  alsa-base: Depends: linux-sound-base but it is not installable
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
+ apt-get -y --reinstall install alsa-base
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  alsa-base: Depends: linux-sound-base but it is not installable
EProblem installing alsa-base (100)
: Broken packages
+ apt_err=100
+ [[ 100 != \0 ]]
+ echo 'Problem installing alsa-base (100)'
+ exit 100
***************************************************
***ERROR*** Processing of package 'ALSA Base' failed
***************************************************
Do you want to try again? [Y/n]:


Obviously I have worked around it, and I assume that it is something on my end as noone else has reported it, so fixing it would be nice but not critical.

Regards
Darren

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 08:42:15 am »
Hi,

I'm not sure if this will be of any help, but :
- I had really old Pluto installation and on upgrade for 0.40 I got all sorts of weird problems (for instance crashing pppoe that noone else reported, even in Debian community)...

Then I went with fresh install and problems went away, also I had kernel modules crashing (pwc,zpca50x), but those problems vanished on 0.41....

I'm not sure if any of this applies to your case, but I just felt that maybe it will be useful in some cases...

HTH,

Rob.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 11:23:28 am »
Quote from: "darrenmason"
Hi Radu,

I don't have a Pluto_Install.log on the core and no sign of a short read error in any of the MD install logs.

I have done three MD installs and all three had the same problem.

Here is an example of the actual error from an MD log

I wonder what would "apt-get -y install linux-sound-base" say. You could also try "dpkg -i /usr/pluto/deb-cache/dists/sarge/main/binary/linux-sound-base.deb" (file name is incomplete here, so you'll have to complete it) and see what it complains about.