Bug#55403: marked as done (no ppp and attendent problems)
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From: Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>
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Version: 2.2.4 (potato i386)
FAILED MODEM HANDLING
After getting most of the way through an install, my modem failed to work.
However, the installation process breezed on ahead, leading to an empty
list for the "task installer" and lots of errors and aborts when trying to
put in more packages.
This is not really a very good way to handle the situation. The user
should have at least the opportunity to pause when something like this
happens and try to work it out.
It would also be nice for info on how to re-run the task installer (if
that's the name for the thing which chooses an overall installation style
and then gets all the packages). That would be nice even if things go well.
I eventually traced the problem to the fact that my modem is using IRQ7
(possibly in combination with a conlict with the printer port trying for
the same IRQ). Running setserial fixed it. It would be great if it just
worked automatically the first time! I have a US Robotics 56k internal
voice modem, #5685 (ISA) on an ASUS P5A motherboard, AMD K6-2/400.
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Subject: Bug#55403: fixed in base-config 2.00
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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 01:07:19 -0500
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Changed-By: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
base-config - Debian base system configurator
Closes: 55403 127678 159544 197073 209403 212440 212448 217814 220836 221445
base-config (2.00) unstable; urgency=medium
* Safir Secerovic
- Add Bosnian translation (bs.po).
* Tommi Vainikainen
- Add Finnish translation (fi.po).
* Ilgiz Kalmetev
- Update Russian templates tranlsation. Closes: #221445
* Sent a few things to /dev/null.
* Rename apt-setup/distribution to mirror/distribution, and
apt-setup/http_proxy to mirror/http/proxy, to match values from
Note that I still use symbolic release names in mirror/distribution,
in contrast to d-i. I will accept code names though.
* Add debian-installer/keymap dummy template to get values copied from d-i.
* Inherit debconf/priority from d-i. This means it defaults to high for
most installs, which is a large change!
* Add support for copying configs in from a d-i cdebconf db, and for
setting LANG based on debian-installer/locale. When present, a cdebconf
db overrides dbootstrap_settings, but the old file is still supported,
for now, for compatability.
* Applied patch from Christian Perrier for debconf template polishing.
(However, there were some rejects, and so it was a hand merge, and
the French translaton update part of the patch was droppd.)
* Remove "persistent" from apt-setup/security-updates, added incorrectly
by above patch.
* No longer take the mere presense of /root/dbootstrap_settings as an
indication of a new install; $1 must equal new.
* Move and rename scripts that can be menu items, and add .mnu files to
control their order and usage.
* Add menu items to debconf templates.
* Change hostname script to always prompt for the hostname at at least
medium priority, but use high if the hostname is not set at all.
This is so it will do something if picked manually from the menu.
* Also, if the hostname is "localhost", as set by d-i on a non-networked
(or dhcp?) install, always ask about it at high priority.
* Fix hostname script to not do the stupid substitute into a default thing;
the SET command is there for a reason.
* Don't bother asking about or doing a poff.
* Add a menu item to run a shell.
* Merge the X hack and popcon into the pkgsel and apt-get steps.
* Move the note about base-config from the intro to the final message.
* Merge screen blanking code into intro and finish.
* Merge all the final stuff into one finish menu item, which has better
flow than we had before, with the final message really being final.
* Enable xdm starter.
* Remove redundant LANG setting code from base-config program, it will
only be handled by termwrap now.
* Modify base-config to display a menu at medium priority, and operate
based on .mnu files. If something goes wrong, drop debconf priority to a
level that displays the menu, from which you can retry steps to hopefully
correct it. Closes: #55403, #127678, #197073, #159544
* Update base-config man page to document new stuff.
* Only pass --unseen-only to dpkg-reconfigure calls when it's a new
install. If base-config is re-run, old questions should also be
* Make pkgsel set a default package selector.
* Improve localised strings for package selectors.
* Cleaned up title setting.
* Depend on debconf 1.3.22 for SETTITLE support and debconf-communicate.
* Convert the install-problem template to a note, and always display the
main menu if it fails there.
* Increase the priority of the package selector question to high.
Without displaying that question, I'd need a high priority note to explain
what comes next anyway.
* Remove text in hostname question about it being a fqdn. d-i puts a non
qualified name in there, after all.
* Display the welcome banner and final message at high priority so they
will still be visible.
* Rename the log file to base-config.log.
* Remove console tools removal code for serial consoles, d-i just doesn't
install it in that case.
* The console-tools keymap file has changed from
/etc/console-tools/default.kmap.gz to /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz.
Probably Closes: #212440, #212448 (I'd appreciate some more testing.)
* Rename KEEP_BASE_DEBS to KEEP_DEBS and make it disable all apt-get clean
calls in base-config. Closes: #217814
* If the user includes non-free, always pull in contrib. Conversly, if they
do not pick non-free, then ask about contrib at a low priority. There
are a few things in contrib that do not depend on non-free.
* Move Mirrors.masterlist to libdir so it will be copied to tmp with
* Clarified the PPP question.
* Propigate exit code from apt-setup out to menu to allow fallback.
* Make tzsetup exit 30 if backed up past its start.
* Similar changes to finish, hostname, intro, pkgsel, pon.
* Bugs filed on console-data, passwd, exim4-config, to get them to exit
30 appropriatly as well. This leaves only apt-get that in general you
cannot back up from.
* Turn on capb backup for all of base-config.
* Make base-config itself exit 30 if you back up from the main menu.
* Urgency medium because this will get little testing before it is in
testing, and because some of the unfiled bugs fixed above are really
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