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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: [Obsoleted] Wireless installation problem Reply with quote

How can I get wireless-tools and wpa_supplicant installed into my machine that has (at the moment) no network connection at all.
The drivers are there.
Is there a way to bring in the files from somewhere else into the machine, and if, the what should go where to keep the system
compatible with the "standard" system.
I'd like to get the system at least at the stage where emerge works (through wireless).

There is no ethernet cable to use.

I don't remember the release (I'm not at home right now), but I downloaded the stage3 at the latter half of July, if that tells something.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has always been a problem.

You can try "emerge -fp packagename" and get the URL that Portage would have fetched. Grab those http:// URLs and go somewhere you can download and grab all those files. Then copy them back into your /usr/portage/distfiles/ directory.

The trouble is if you don't have a recent copy of the Portage tree (/usr/portage). I think there are tarball of this in places, you may need this if your Portage tree is out of date.

I would think that the mini installer CD should have these tools installed so you can use them?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll try that.
I'll report back after trying, but that may take a couple of days... not sure...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the packages.
I guess I'll try the livecd-way first, and if it doesn't work, then the downloaded packages.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like 3rd round of Gentoo install is needed.
I was still too hasty, and did things in a wrong order.
This way I'd need to set use-flags and compile the kernel with new flags pretty much before every emerge.

What I (obviously) need to do is to define the main pieces I'd like to have,
check their use- and kernel flags and dependencies, and do that recursively for all the dependencies.
When all use- and kernel flags (and needed modules + packages) are listed on paper,
then I can start the installation.

That'll take quite some time, however, with my schedule.
I hope the kernel doesn't change too much meanwhile. :)
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