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Bug#26510: marked as done (rootdisk: unconfigured.sh uses a heredoc, which fails badly if / is ro)

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Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 17:24:08 -0400
From: "Gregory S. Stark" <gsstark@mit.edu>
Subject: rootdisk: unconfigured.sh uses a heredoc, which fails badly if / is ro
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Package: rootdisk
Version: N/A

I'm not completely sure whether this has to do with rootdisk, or some package
that generates the install disks. If this is the wrong place to report it
please move it. 

I installed a friend's machine the other day, and ran into a terrible
situation. The machine was still not configured, so there was a script called
unconfigured.sh which was supposed to print some instructions about what went
wrong. However it used a heredoc (the <<EOF sh construct) which doesn't work
when / is mounted read-only. Instead it caused the boot process to fail and the
machine to reboot; I couldn't even get a root shell to investigate the problem.

I did solve the problem eventually, but this is a very bad situation for
someone not comfortable with linux and boot disks to face.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.0
Kernel Version: Linux portX43.lanzen.net 2.0.36-pre7 #2 Sun Sep 6 17:20:30 EDT 1998 i586 unknown

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