Bug#540023: cdrom: netinst installation might freeze with out-of-date keyring
severity 540023 wishlist
reassign 540023 debian-installer
On Wednesday 05 August 2009, Patrick Vervoorn wrote:
> Digging deeper, finally the output shown in the output from the
> underlying installation scripts (Alt-F4), showed what had happened: the
> PGP-keyring was out of date, and the big 'apt-get install
> <loads-of-packages' command was waiting for input from the user, to
> confirm to continue with an untrusted PGP key.
Unfortunately it is technically rather difficult to catch this situation
inside the installer.
> It would be wise to fix this, especially if the same can happen with
> the current installation (5.x/lenny). At the very least, the installing
> user should be made aware he/she is installing a rather out-of-date
> system, and whether to reconsider. It would probably also be handy if a
> user who knows what they're doing, could push through this install, and
> install anyway.
That is possible by using the debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated=true
boot option as documented in the Installation Guide.