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Bug#144452: boot-floppies: base-config apt-setup loads stable packages, not woody, leading to conflicts

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 07:47:42PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: N/A; reported 2002-04-24
> Severity: critical
> Tags: patch
> Justification: breaks unrelated software
> I did a new install of woody using the cvs from a few days ago. After
> rebooting and configuring the base system, I saw a few conflicts as 
> packages were being unpacked. I wrote some bugs against those packages, 
> and it turned out that base-config was installing potato packages, not
> woody. Those conflicted with the woody packages that had already been
> installed by debootstrap.
> After investigation, I found that the dbootstrap_settings file created
> by dbootstrap did not have executable permissions. This causes base-config
> to assume a stable system, because the variables contained in the file
> are not set. 
> I patched util.c in cvs to chmod the file after creating it.

This was not the bug, as joey pointed out, base-config does not execute 
the file.

> Woody must not release without a new build of boot-floppies! This 
> would be serious egg on the face.

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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