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ruidc
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« on: October 22, 2009, 11:48:34 AM »

If anybody has got this to work, it would be good if you could details the steps on the wiki:
http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/FreeBSD_9.x_(9-current)_Plug_Computer_Distribution

If you can only provide a brief outline, i'm happy to guinea-pig it for you and write it up. At the moment i'm stuck at not knowing how to make a sheevaplug-bootable slice/partition. I'm also awaiting further information from FreeBSD mailing list on this.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 05:18:01 PM »

After much battling, and courtesy of some recently uploaded patch files, i've got FreeBSD8 working on the plug.
However, upon trying to set up ports using portsnap - which fails consistently but at varying places in the untar, i've now also got errors unzipping the port.tar.gz:
Code:
splug# fetch ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports/ports.tar.gz
splug# gunzip ports.tar.gz
gunzip: invalid compressed data--crc error
gunzip: ports.tar.gz: uncompress failed
the same file extracts fine on an i386 machine.
Has anybody got any ideas how to debug this?
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 05:56:05 PM »

Just thought i'd add: i've tried with other larger .gz files and they extract fine, and i tried two different mirrors for the ports.tar.gz
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 08:40:04 AM »

awfully alone on this thread... but in case anyone is interested, there is a known arm cache/freebsd problem which is causing this:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arm/2009-December/002082.html
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