Bug#4458: diald install bug
This is what happened when I tried to upgrade to the new diald. I _do_
have a slip device in my kernel. I _didn't_ press return at the
first prompt below, I didn't have a chance to before the script continued.
Do you want to install the files fetched [y]:
(Reading database ... 21460 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace diald 0.14-3 (using .../net/diald_0.14-4.deb) ...
-*- ATTENTION -*-
Your kernel does not seem to have SLIP devices.
diald must be able to set up a SLIP device to do its work, even
if you only plan to use PPP connections.
If you know your kernel has SLIP devices, then this is a bug.
Please report it.
If you know your kernel has SLIP devices you can override my judgment
by entering <y> or <Y> below. The installation of diald will then
proceed as if nothing had happened.
Proceed with the installation? [n] Can't open upgrade: No such file or directory
Can't open 0.14-3: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing debian/unstable/binary-i386/net/diald_0.14-4.deb (--install):
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Please check the script /etc/init.d/diald. This is configured
for a modem on /dev/ttyS0 and it should be changed to match your
Users have reported that using the diald/pppd combination on
/dev/cua? devices causes problems. Use a /dev/ttyS? for diald.
Let me repeat this: the man page shows several examples with /dev/cua1.
THESE WILL NOT WORK (pppd willcomplain about the device being busy).
Use /dev/ttyS? devices instead.
Look into the doc directory (debian.device) for a possible explanation.
Also read the diald(8) man page and edit the configuration file
/etc/diald.options according to your system setup.
Work is in progress on an auto-configuration script.
Press <Return> to continue ...