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

Dewey Hylton dewey.hylton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 09:47:36 PDT 2012


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.org>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:38:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 - PC-BSD Installer fails for FreeBSD Server w/ZFS
> 
> 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
> iXsystems

excellent, thanks! just curious ... is the fix to change the symlink,
or to neglect to create the /root filesystem?


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