Subject: failing debootstrap



Hi Sparc gurus,

I finally got a "new" sparc box to replace passed away previous one some
SunFire IIRC, which I use for upstream CI on big-endians.
I have got now an UltraSparc T2 with 48GB of RAM -- whoohoo

followed https://wiki.debian.org/Sparc64
and grabbed
https://people.debian.org/~glaubitz/debian-cd/2016-12-13/debian-9.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso
image. After figuring out how to boot the beast off cd, went ahead with
partitioning (software raid, lvm, ext3) and install base system. That
is the step which failed. Log (4th screen) ends with:

...
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): /lib/partman/fstab.d/zfs:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): line 49:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): zpool: not found
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771):
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): /bin/block-attr:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): line 33:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): blkid: not found
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771):
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): /bin/block-attr:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): line 33:
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771): blkid: not found
Jan 18 02:50:20 main-menu[228]: (process:3771):
Jan 18 02:50:23 main-menu[228]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't
exist (ignored)

Jan 18 02:50:23 main-menu[228]: INFO: Falling back...

to the package description
for brltty-udeb

Jan 18 02:50:23 main-menu[228]: INFO: Falling back to the package description
for brltty-udeb

Jan 18 02:50:23 main-menu[228]: INFO: Menu item 'bootstrap-base' selected
Jan 18 02:51:13 debootstrap: mknod: /target/dev/null: No such file or directory


if you try to rerun installation of the base system, it fails in other
miserable ways:

Jan 18 03:08:55 debootstrap: tar: can't open
'./usr/share/doc/gcc-6-base/README.Debian.sparc64.gz': File exists

any clues on how to overcome or recommendations on another image/release
to use on the beast

Thanks in advance and please keep me CCed
--
Yaroslav O. Halchenko
Center for Open Neuroscience http://centerforopenneuroscience.org
Dartmouth College, 419 Moore Hall, Hinman Box 6207, Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: +1 (603) 646-9834 Fax: +1 (603) 646-1419
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