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Re: Installer CD for XFS 1.3

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Installer CD for XFS 1.3
From: Aly Dharshi <aly.dharshi@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:51:09 -0600
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Hello Steve,

        I hope that you are well, thanks for your help. I seem to see it



On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 12:59, Steve Lord wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 13:48, Aly Dharshi wrote:
> > Hello ,
> > 
> >     I hope that you are well. I think that killing grub was good enough it
> > seems to finish the install but boots up in text mode, which is easy to
> > fix. Thanks for the advice though.
> > 
> >     But I encounter rpm installation problems, like trying to update the
> > up2date utility, it seems to spit out a whole bunch of db4 related
> > errors and that it finds the resource unavailable. I don't know if this
> > is something that is related to the installer1.3 as it never was a
> > problem in installer1.2
> > 
> Now you have hit the bug in rpm in the 9.0 release, it attempts to
> do O_DIRECT but sends a misaligned buffer. You need to run rpm with
> the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL set to 2.2.5.
> Newer rpm packages from rpm.org do not have this problem.
> The reason this does not show in normal redhat setups is they have
> O_DIRECT turned off in the kernel. We have it enabled for XFS.
> Steve
Aly S.P Dharshi
Southern Alberta Digital Library Project
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