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Re: PATCH: Re: dpkg-reconfigure base-config

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:

> Richard Hirst wrote:
> > base-config now runs and I selected an http source for APT.  Unfortunately
> > it chose to go for 'stable' without asking.  I want unstable, for hppa.
> > I installed kernel+modules and base system from an unstable tree on a
> > local http server.
> >
> > I'm guessing that is because of the following line in base-config/apt-setup
> > specifying 'low':
> > 
> >                 db_input low apt-setup/distribution || true
> Well, the boot floppies have a "quiet" mode that asks less questions. If
> that mode is on, it writes VERBOSE=quiet to /root/dbootstrap_settings,
> and base-coonfig picks up on it and sets up debconf to only ask critical
> questions.
> I didn't think quiet mode was the default though.

No, it's not.

> I thought it was enabled with a boot flag.


> You can test by doing an install, and when base-config comes up, log
> in on another tty (erm, if you can -- serial console may present
> difficulties here),

dbootstrap lets you start a shell.

> and see if that file has that
> line.

Or else 'cat /proc/cmdline' and see if it says quiet.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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