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2020-03-27, 22:49   #4841
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
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 Originally Posted by petrw1 5 re-starts in a row P4. Bad luck ... or do I need to wait a few minutes between restarts?
I've /never/ not gotten at least a P100 after five attempts immediately after each other. But perhaps try waiting an hour and then do the Factory Reset thing.

2020-03-29, 00:45   #4842
Uncwilly
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall OK, thanks very much for the report. I am ***not*** seeing any CP files from the first instance, which can only be explained by the cron sub-system not being installed.
I have 2 that are running that same exponent again. The second started ~35.6% again, just like the first, same as yesterday. It is at 88% and I will be going offline with this laptop before it hits 100. At this rate, it will never get done during a single session.

Groundhog day, yet again.

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2020-03-29, 01:01   #4843
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly Groundhog day, yet again.

 2020-03-29, 03:06 #4844 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 777310 Posts I was able to stay connected long enough for it to complete. It shows as credited.
2020-04-01, 15:25   #4845
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall OK, thanks very much for the report. I am ***not*** seeing any CP files from the first instance, which can only be explained by the cron sub-system not being installed.
OK... I've *finally* seen an example of this happening with one of my own instances. And, as inferred, it is because of the cron sub-system not being installed.
Code:
20200331_145125: DEEP: AptA: Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Suggested packages:
anacron logrotate checksecurity exim4 | postfix | mail-transport-agent
The following NEW packages will be installed:
cron
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Need to get 68.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 253 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 cron amd64 3.0pl1-128.1ubuntu1 [68.8 kB]
Fetched 68.8 kB in 1s (108 kB/s)
dpkg: error: cannot access archive '/var/cache/apt/archives/cron_3.0pl1-128.1ubuntu1_amd64.deb': No such file or directory
Weirdly, I have *never* had this problem with my SSH Reverse Tunnels package, which uses the exact same command to install cron.

Does anyone who regularly works with Ubuntu understand what's going on here? It looks like the package was downloaded successfully, but drilling down on the filesystem shows the package is in fact not where it should be.

Now, to figure out how to recover from this rare edge case... Just retrying the install may not be enough, since both the CPUWrapper script and the CPUPayload both attempt to install and launch cron.

 2020-04-01, 17:13 #4846 PhilF     Feb 2005 Colorado 3×11×13 Posts If you are using aptitude or apt-get to install packages, be sure to do: aptitude update or apt-get update Before installing any packages.
2020-04-01, 18:04   #4847
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by PhilF If you are using aptitude or apt-get to install packages, be sure to do:
Thank you!!! That almost certainly explains the issue.

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