[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 - PC-BSD Installer fails for FreeBSD Server w/ZFS

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jul 25 09:38:03 PDT 2012

On 07/25/2012 12:00, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 07/25/2012 11:38, Dewey Hylton wrote:
>> Desktop Selection: FreeBSD Server
>> FileSystem       : ZFS (default configuration)
>> installation fails at "Extracting system image..." with the following at the tail end of the log:
>>     pc-sysinstall: Starting Extraction
>>     EXITERROR: ERROR: Failed extracting the tar image
>>  * confirmed in esxi virtual machine and physical hardware. 
>>  * both PCBSD9.1-BETA1-x64-DVD.iso and PCBSD9.1-BETA1-x64-USBFULL.img are affected. 
>>  * the TrueOS/ZFS selection is NOT AFFECTED.
>>  * UFS installation is NOT AFFECTED.
>> also in the pc-sysinstall.log: 
>>     Component src doesn't seem to exist
>>     Component ports doesn't seem to exist
>> so of course /usr/src and /usr/ports are both empty, despite my having checked both boxes during installation ... should i submit this in a separate report?
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> I've just found / fixed the src/ports bug. I'm looking into the ZFS
> issue now. My guess would be that a particular ZFS mount-point is
> causing the extract to fail. We had that happen earlier, a dataset was
> mounted where tar wanted to extract a sym-link.

That indeed is the bug. If you remove the ZFS /root dataset and do the
install, it works fine. I'll get that fixed here for RC1 :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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