Re: testing boot floppies 3.0.18
Joey Hess writes:
> Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> > o After rebooting, I am asked if I want to startup the ppp
> > connection, however, the pppconfig program is _not_ run before
> > pon is executed. A newbie user would be completely lost here,
> > and under potato, pppconfig was run before pon was executed.
> The code is this:
> # Set up ppp if not already set up.
> if [ ! -e /etc/ppp/peers/provider ]; then
> pppconfig --noname </dev/tty >/dev/tty || true
> Maybe the ppp package has changed so that there is a /etc/ppp/peers/provider
> by default; this would defeat base-config. Would someone like to run
> debootstrap or do a test install and check?
Ok, here is why the above check is not working corrrectly,
from the "/var/lib/dpkg/info/ppp.postinst" file,
test -f /etc/ppp/peers/provider || \
install -g dip -m 640 /usr/share/doc/ppp/examples/provider.peer /etc/ppp/peers /provider
so, we see that the ppp package installs a provider file at
What needs to be done is something like this,
if [ ! -e /etc/ppp/peers/provider ] ||
cmp -s /etc/ppp/peers/provider /usr/share/doc/ppp/examples/provider.peer
pppconfig --noname </dev/tty >/dev/tty || true
> Of course, if pppconfig is not installed as part of the base system or
> something, that could also explain it.
Yes, pppconfig is installed,
$ debootstrap --print-debs woody . | tr -s ' ' '\n' | grep pppcon
> > o I have no pcmcia devices. This was neither detected
> > properly, nor was I queried about pcmcia, instead, there were
> > various unsightly errors printed regarding pcmcia during the
> > reboot.
> Like what?
Basically, since I have neither pcmcia controller nor pcmcia
devices on my workstation, the pcmcia package should have been
deinstalled before rebooting, but this was not done,
$ dpkg -l --root=/bf-test pcmcia-cs
ii pcmcia-cs 3.1.22-0.1potato PCMCIA Card Services for Linux.
here is one such message, if you want to seem all of them, then
just install pcmcia-cs on a workstation,
Linux PCMCIA Card Servide 3.1.29
kernel build: 2.2.19 unknown
option: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel ISA/PCI/Cardbus PCI probe: no bridges found
ds: no socket drives loaded
> see shy jo
Jeff Sheinberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>