Now testing v0.5.13 – moving right along!
Answering questions, then on to the Advanced Partitioning screen, no ‘Install Now =>’ lit.
Now we *do* get a Remove and Change button lighting up when clicking on a given partition. So proceeded with:
>Clicked on /dev/sda1 swap then Change (this step was not necessary as sda1 was already formatted (from last test install), in place, and ready to go) and made sure all the settings were correct. They were.
>Now click on /dev/sda2 / root then Change. Noticed the Mount point needs to be set, and there are options to change the FS type, and select format as necessary. Did both, set the Mount Point, and selected Format (which can also be set from the main Advanced Partitioning screen.
>As soon as the / Mount point is set (at the same time added the label: ROOT), we now get a lit ‘Install Now =>’!
>Since I want this test install to be life-like, I do *not* want to format/erase data on my /home partition (/dev/sda3) nor my /home/bill/STORAGE (/dev/sda4) partition, I simply had to go in and Change/set the mount points as stated.
>Click on: ‘Install Now =>’
>Moves forward after a short time of reformatting the root partition to asking the personal and other setup questions.
>Now we get downloading of the files with the with the single progress bar, and slides that still say Razor-qt instead of KDE!
>It now looks like we have a problem – again, since I did choose “(AUR) support” – downloading yaourt. Comes up with an error dialog with: “Can’t download and install necessary packages.” With a close button to close Cnchi.[/quote:urln0qt3]
Testing Cnchi v0.5.14
Seems to have fixed (most?/all?) from my own quote above, so will now report as I see it now:
<BUG?>The confirmation list to continue to make changes below (partitioning, formatting, etc.), still does not match the Advanced Partitioning dialog order. sda1 should be at the top, then on down the list.
=Downloading takes a long time, as we all know, but at least continues to the end, and to System Configuration, and such.
=Maybe add a colon *:* after the word *Downloading packagename* >Like this: *Downloading: packagename*
<BUG?>The download progress bar percentage for each package download is still out of sync with the actual download percentage. Example: linux got to 59% on the progress bar, even though 100% complete on the DL.
=Now we do see a overall progress bar on the download/install dialog, it does take a long time to move off of 0%. Maybe make it inch along as packages are actually downloading, so the user will see progress sooner. Also, even though we see the slides moving, it may be a good idea to add a rotating icon/widget as files are downloading, and even other functions (such as formatting partitions) that we must wait for Cnchi to complete.
<BUG>Once it gets to System Configuration, Cnchi won’t finish. (slides do continue to move) Last lines of cnchi.log are below:
2014-02-14 12:16:36,203 - cnchi.py:__init__() - INFO: Cnchi installer version 0.5.14
2014-02-14 12:16:36,210 - cnchi.py:__init__() - DEBUG:  MainProcess started
2014-02-15 00:24:48,888 - process.py:run() - DEBUG: Packages installed.
2014-02-15 00:24:48,900 - process.py:run() - DEBUG: Configuring system…
2014-02-15 00:24:48,938 - process.py:run() - ERROR: Error: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory. Unable to continue.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/installation/process.py”, line 342, in run
File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/installation/process.py”, line 1584, in configure_system
File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/installation/process.py”, line 931, in auto_fstab
part_info = fs.get_info(parti)
File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/canonical/misc.py”, line 163, in helper
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/parted3/fs_module.py”, line 39, in get_info
ret = subprocess.check_output(shlex.split(‘blkid %s’ % part)).decode().strip()
File “/usr/lib/python3.3/subprocess.py”, line 576, in check_output
with Popen(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, **kwargs) as process:
File “/usr/lib/python3.3/subprocess.py”, line 824, in __init__
File “/usr/lib/python3.3/subprocess.py”, line 1386, in _execute_child
restore_signals, start_new_session, preexec_fn)
OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
2014-02-15 00:24:49,815 - slides.py:manage_events_from_cb_queue() - INFO: Configuring your new system
2014-02-15 00:24:49,920 - show_message.py:error() - ERROR: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
Side note: Hey Dustin, since you did such a great job fixing spellcheck in Firefox, would you like to look into why I can’t attach a file (cnchi.log) with ‘Upload attachment’? I even tried renaming the extension to .png.
Edit your /etc/modules-load.d/modules.conf file, and put these in:
That should do it for you…
Searching for AUR does not seem to work at first, no error, just blank.
This is because you need to type in something to search for before pressing ‘Incl AUR’. This means, Include the AUR in your search.
I think it is a fine piece of software (though not perfect), especially since the developer is Russian. I use the cli most of the time, but when I do use PacmanXG (ex: I use it to get to the updates for the testing repo.), it works very well, for me. Yes, even Cancel/Close makes perfect sense to me.
I’m sure you will find the dev kind and responsive. Since he is Russian though, he uses Google translate to get from your English. So make sure you bug reports are very clear and concise.
Wish you all the best in helping to make PacmanXG better for the rest of us.
Hey everyone. Finally got antergos installed for the first time. When the installer completes and I reboot it comes back with a blank screen and only the mouse cursor?[/quote:3hyqj7kx]
Did you install from the latest testing, or the 2013 build?
If the 2013 build, a lot has happened since that one, so I would certainly try the latest Testing from here:
Let us know how it goes…
BTW, welcome to Antergos!
I’m an Arch Linux fan, as well as a Cinnamon fan, and I installed Antergos today. After installing the default Gnome desktop I decided to also install Cinnamon. It was a very small download and It’s the best Cinnamon experience that I’ve had, bar none. I’ve recently tried Linux Mint Cinnamon, both Ubuntu and Debian, and there is no comparison. Thanks!!![/quote:1efv4q5s]
I’m sure the Antergos team will be glad to hear this… I know I am!
Welcome to Antergos!
You can try:
pacman -Rc pkgname
OR, if that doesn’t work:
pacman -Rcns pkgname
You can get more info on this here:
All the best in getting it working.
thanks for the replying both of you. i now see the app,but it doesn’t load. i installed yaourt -S xdg-su and re installed imagewriter. when i try to open it nothing happens. it’s not a big deal i just the app from my suse days.[/quote:cpk9fbq3]
xdg-su is simply to give imagewriter authentication for root privileges. So would be used like this:
However, others can be used to authenticate, like:
…if you have gksu installed.
Or, you can use ssx from the PacmanXG install, like this:
All the best in getting this working.
seems I didn’t have the multilib repo enabled (must have missed that part) and now kingsoft is installing (downloading 143mb) as I write…
EDIT Install finished everything is working- now to remove libreoffice[/quote:3fge2uu5]
Glad it’s working too, Max. It sure can be frustrating at times!
I love LO, but they certainly need to borrow/steal the import/export filters from Kingsoft.
I believe gcc-multilib is a meta-package–basically a shortcut to grab all the required packages. I could be making that up though, I dont have time to investigate whether or not I’m losing my mind over here
You may be right on that one Dustin; it may be a meta, but need to check too. But you also may be losing your mind!
I’m not sure why you are having a problem installing Kingsoft-office, Max. I had no problem on my end at all.
Of course you need the multilib repos turned on in your /etc/pacman.conf. And the deps that need to be installed are:
pacman -S lib32-fontconfig lib32-glib2 lib32-libpng12 lib32-libsm lib32-libxext lib32-libxdmcp lib32-libxrender lib32-libcups lib32-glu lib32-libgl desktop-file-utils shared-mime-info xdg-utils
You actually do not need gcc-multilib (sorry Dustin
[list:32z7f94c]gcc gcc-libs lib32-gcc-libs[/list:u:32z7f94c]
If you try again, Max, would you please list the 32bit libs that won’t install?
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Partition orders in both dialogs (partitioning & post-partitioning) are now synced/ordered properly. Good job!
On this test install, I did not check the box to format SWAP, to test this functionality – did set this to Format yesterday. It didn’t like that, as I could see in the terminal. At least Cnchi did NOT crash. I was then able to check the Format box then continue.
I suggest that Swap and Root partitions default to Format checked, since it looks like at least Swap is required to format each time. And of course, these both (and /boot, if used) SHOULD be formatted each time, except for extremely rare situations. The user could then uncheck a Format box if they so choose to do so, in that situation.
I add a label ‘SWAP’ (as well as ROOT. HOME, etc) each time I do a test install, but the swap label is never added.
Downloading individual packages still do not complete their progress bar to 100%.
The overall progress bar looks to be working correctly.
KDE is still not added to the slide. I believe KDE should be first on the list, even before Gnome, as KDE has been rated (I should be able to find the poll, if needed
Maybe add a colon after the word ‘Installing’, like this: Installing: foobar-1.2.3
I’ve added a pulsing progress bar near the end of the installation (after downloading and installing) so the user knows that “something” is happening.
Yep, spotted that! Looks and works great for that purpose!
After saving cnchi.log to a USB stick, rebooted to a perfectly working KDE desktop!
One nitpic: No desktop picture or theme on this KDE desktop, so maybe need to add that.
As far as I’m concerned, it looks like Antergos is (almost) ready for another stable release to be sprung onto the world!