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Re: Next attempt to add Blends to Debian installer

Hi Steve,

a new release cycle has started.  Do you think it is possible to
implement this long wanted feature for the next release?

Kind regards and happy new year


Am Sat, Mar 06, 2021 at 04:53:48PM +0000 schrieb Steve McIntyre:
> Hey Andreas!
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2021 at 02:46:52PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 10:23:19AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >> Hey Andreas! I hope you're keeping well!
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Oct 06, 2020 at 06:08:02PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> >> >> (Overdue!) update: I've been hacking on this for a while, and I hope
> >> >> to have a prototype for testing up shortly. It works fine on my local
> >> >> system, but in a test d-i build it fails totally so I've clearly
> >> >> missed something! Debugging that now...
> >> > 
> >> >I wonder whether I might have missed some information whether there
> >> >is something I could test meanwhile.
> >> 
> >> I'm afraid that various higher-priority interrupts came up (new job,
> >> UEFI security work) and I got side-tracked for a while. You must be
> >> psychic - I just started picking things up again last weekend.
> >
> >I admit I did not payed much attention on the development of tasksel and
> >thus the chances to select Blends right from the installer.  The topic
> >remains to be urgent for all Blends - but I'm afraid it will be to late
> >for Debian 10.  Or did I missed something and the status is promising
> >for this release? 
> Apologies, I think I've let you down :-( .
> I've made a *small* amount of progress at hacking on debconf (route
> #2). But again I've had other things come up, not least another round
> of Secure Boot fixes. We're not going to have changes in for
> Bullseye. Sorry. :-(
> -- 
> Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
>   Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that there
>   must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on the
>   far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a silver-handled
>   knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer


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