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Bug#55818: Nothing listed in task selector on install

I don't have sources.list with me now, but I can answer a few questions.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randolph Chung [mailto:randolph@tausq.org]On Behalf Of Randolph
> Chung
> Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 5:40 PM
> To: Ross Boylan; 55818@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Bug#55818: Nothing listed in task selector on install
> Hi
> > None of the installs I have done have ever listed anything when I got to
> > the step after the configuration of the base system where you
> are asked to
> > select what type of install.  This is the point where I assume
> you should
> > get choices like workstation, development, server, etc.
> eh? what version of boot-floppies were you testing with? which step do you
> mean? what's the output that you see, etc?
This was with boot-floppies 2.2.4.

I don't know that I can be more precise about the step, though I'd know it
if I saw it :).  As I said, it was part of the initial system setup, and
came after installation of the base system and the drivers.

> > The only reason I have not rated this as release critical is
> that it might
> you assigned the bug as grave, so it is release critical.

OK.  What's the protocol?  Is anything > Normal considered release critical?
I thought only critical was critical....

> > be an artifact of the peculiarities of my install.  In
> particular, I have
> > modified apt's sources.list during install to add some paths, including
> > ones to disk files on ntfs mounted partitions and cd-rom's
> (generated with
> > apt-cdrom).  Both the disk and CD's are crude: they contain
> selected debs,
> > and Packages files which don't match what's actually there.  However, I
> > think all such problems would show up after the task selection phase.
> err.... this is probably it, actually. please send me a copy of your
> sources.list.

OK.  In response to Ben's comment in another message, I did edit my
sources.list to point exclusively at potato ... though I may have done that
just before hitting dselect, which came after the task selection step I'm
referring to.
> > I have noted similar reports from other people.
> you *must* have the task packages listed in your dpkg available file for
> tasksel to work. This is done most simply by running "deselect update"
> (assuming that it's using apt as its "method"). This is taken
> care of if you
> go through the default installs, after you complete dbootstrap and reboot
> your system. If you've done something different, please let me know.

I'm not familiar with the setup.  I don't know where to find the dpkg
available file (I thought it kept a cache in a set of directories), and I'm
not sure if you're referring to a deb, the "Packages" file in some of the
upper level directories, a line in sources or what.  The whole "task"
concept is unfamiliar; I take it that it's a 2.2 innovation.

> I am downgrading this bug to normal for now.

Sounds like a good move.

> randolph
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