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aalvarezh
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Pinned topic Errors installing Oprofile on Power SLES 11 ( using zypper )

‏2013-10-17T20:58:42Z |

First, please be a little patient ... I am coming from AIX and starting to work on Linux.

I have installed a Power7 partition with Linux ( SLES 11 ). Per the instructions in this forum, I tried to follow the instructions to install Oprofile listed in the following URL:

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fliacf%2Foprofgetstart.htm

The installation of the RPM  ibm-power-repo-version.ppc.rpm completed fine.
However the next steps using zypper to continue the installation started to give errors.

1) installing the package "zypper install ibm-power-nonmanaged-sles11" completed, but with a mount error somewhere along the install :

Failed to mount 9.3.165.31:/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0xnF1RMv: Mounting media failed (mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting 9.3.165.31:/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2)

Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/?] (a): r
Failed to mount 9.3.165.31:/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0xfdoilq: Mounting media failed (mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting 9.3.165.31:/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2)

 

In trying to debug the problem I found out that server 9.3.165.31 *does not* export any filesystem as "/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2" but the only "*sles*" mount is : "/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GM" ( it is missing "C2" at the end ):

# showmount -e 9.3.165.31 | grep sles
/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GM                            (everyone)

I after 2 or 3 retry attempts I ignored this error and the installation seemed to continue installing other packages. I was unclear whether *all* packages were installed correctly given the mount errors above.

2) Going on to step 3, "zypper install advance-toolchain-atversion-runtime" gave again the same mount problems as before, but this time this install failed.

I looked in the forum, but found no information on mount failures from zypper during this install process. Has anyone encountered these errors and found a solution ?

I would appreciate any responses.

  • Bill_Buros
    Bill_Buros
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    Re: Errors installing Oprofile on Power SLES 11 ( using zypper )

    ‏2013-10-18T12:20:10Z  in response to aalvarezh

    Your zypper repos appear to be setup automatically with the NIM process you are using.   You may need to re-authenticate (re-do) the instructions for setting up that NIM install (without needing to reinstall).      I'll check on the steps to modify the zypper control files..   

    • aalvarezh
      aalvarezh
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      Re: Errors installing Oprofile on Power SLES 11 ( using zypper )

      ‏2013-10-18T18:57:41Z  in response to Bill_Buros

      Bill,

      While it might be an issue with the setup, I am still a little confused, as I *did not* provide any setup information ( no instructions are given in the link I mention for prior setup ), nor was I asked for any additional information when I first installed the RPM which installed the zypper command.

      I'll look for any configuration information that would be setup by default and see if I can get this resolved.

       

      • aalvarezh
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        Re: Errors installing Oprofile on Power SLES 11 ( using zypper )

        ‏2013-10-18T19:32:40Z  in response to aalvarezh

        After some trial/error iterations, I found the problem. For some reason, the "default" configuration after install of zypper was as follows:

        perf10481:/etc # zypper repos -d
        # | Alias                                            | Name                                             | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                         | Service
        --+--------------------------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
        1 | Advance Toolchain                                | Advance Toolchain                                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | 
        ftp://ftp.unicamp.br/pub/linuxpatch/toolchain/at/suse/SLES_11               |        
        2 | IBM Power SDK Tools                              | IBM Power SDK Tools                              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | 
        http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/POWER/Linux/yum/SDK/SLES/11/ppc64 |        
        3 | IBM Power Tools                                  | IBM Power Tools                                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | 
        http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/POWER/Linux/yum/IBM/SLES/11/ppc64 |        
        4 | SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP3 11.3.3-1.138 | SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP3 11.3.3-1.138 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | nfs://9.3.165.31/nim/install/linuxsuse_sles11_SP3_GMC2                      |        
        

        As seen in the last entry, it shows the mount point that keep giving problems. I used the "zypper removerepo 4" and the "zypper addrepo <args>" to modify the URI to have the correct value ( i.e. *without* the "C2" ). I then restarted the "zypper install ..." that was failing with the mount and it is currently installing.