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Re: Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-04-12



On 4/14/19 9:14 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> On 4/12/19 12:34 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> I just uploaded updated installation images 2019-04-12 for the
>> following Debian Ports architectures:
> 
> Is there any other change than
> -    choose-mirror 2.98 all
> -    choose-mirror-bin 2.98 m68k
> +    choose-mirror 2.99 all
> +    choose-mirror-bin 2.99 m68k
> 
> for nativehd/initrd.gz?

I cannot really answer that as that would mean having to parse the
changelogs for all packages found on the installation CDs which is
not feasible.

Debian installation media is assembled from existing packages from
the FTP mirrors and these packages are maintained by individual
maintainers within Debian and get regularly updated, albeit less
frequent during feature freeze which is the case for now.

What I did is updating debian-cd - the CD building software - to the
latest version in git and pulling the latest debian-installer images
from the FTP archives instead of building them manually as there was
just a new release of debian-installer.

>> Please test those images and report back over the mailing list for
>> the corresponding architecture.
> 
> Any comment on things I asked with previous m68k debian-installer:
> 
> * adding System.map along with kernel
>   (to help debugging installer issues)

System.map is part of the normal linux-image Debian package:

root@elgar:~> dpkg -L linux-image-4.2.0-1-m68k |grep System.map
/boot/System.map-4.2.0-1-m68k
root@elgar:~>

Since it's usually not required for installation, it's not shipped
on the installation media. It will get automatically installed by
debian-installer though.

Installation media is not really intended for debugging kernel or
emulator bugs, so I'm not sure the other maintainers of the debian-
installer project would accept such a change.

> * s/CONFIG_CRYPTO_DH=y/CONFIG_CRYPTO_DH=m/
>   (to speed up boot when one doesn't use inicall_blacklist=dh_init)
This change would have to be made to the linux-image package thus
filing a bug report to src:linux with that request is necessary.
But again, if you're solely interested in these changes for debugging
kernel or emulator bugs, it doesn't make much sense to implement these
changes.

I'm not generally opposed to changing this option from "built-in"
to "module" but we would have to make sure this change doesn't
break anything else. I haven't checked what CONFIG_CRYPTO_DH
is used for.

Please note that you can just create a chroot for m68k using debootstrap
without the need for using debian-installer. debootstrap has the parameters
"--foreign --arch=$ARCH" for that matter.

Thanks,
Adrian

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