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Bug#156334: boot-floppies: [powerpc] Installation of kernel fails when path to kernel contains spaces

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A; reported 2002-08-11
Severity: important

Mac users often times download items to their desktop. If the debian 
archive folders are downloaded to the desktop, they actually reside in 
/Desktop\ Folder/ . In this situation, the installer correctly finds
the archive mirror files, but the installation fails after the user 
agrees that it is the right path. 

After moving the archive files out of /Desktop\ Folder/ on to the root
of the partition, the install proceeds normally. I believe the spaces 
need to be escaped in the code, if they appear in the pathname. There 
must be a nice routine to do this in C, I don't know... but it looks
like the place to fix it up is around line 1506 in choose_medium.c.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux iMacBlue 2.4.16-newpmac #1 Mon Jan 7 20:51:25 EST 2002 ppc

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual>     |
|        debian-imac: <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>       |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                  To Have, Give All to All (ACIM)               |

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