Re: Unable to install Woody from CD
> I don't have any problems at all, with a complete rebuild of CVS
> stuff, and a "sarge-compatible" CD.
OK. Then the problem is only on my side. :/
> No floppy-retriever? ;)
No, did not include it on the floppy.
> Hmm, you have a
> /cdrom/dists/sid/main/debian-installer/binary-*/Packages, and
> mirror/distribution is set to sid instead of sarge? Sounds weird...
No, the distribution is set to 'woody', not 'sid', by cdrom-detect.
The installation gets a bit further after I added an extra symlink
from sid->woody in addition to the symlink sarge->woody already in
> Hmm, but in a CD install, choose-mirror will never be run, how is
> mirror/distribution set?
# Set the distribution used by base-installer, test in priority order
for dist in woody sarge sid ; do
if [ -e /cdrom/dists/$dist ] ; then
db_set mirror/distribution $dist
> If it's set to sarge, then you'll have a problem, but anna shouldn't
> segfault because of it, grr!
Well, I guess anna segfaults if it tries to work on a non-existand
file or an empty list. Some log entries would make it easier to find
out which error detection code is missing.