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Re: Bug#243166: eject should provide a .udeb, so that an eject menu item can be found in debian-installer.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 12:28:11AM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> tags 243166 moreinfo help
> thanks
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 03:52:44PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > A .udeb package would allow to eject the cdrom during the install. Would
> > be particularly usefull for uncompleted pmac installs, since it is not
> > evident to eject the cdrom by hand.
> I prepared a prelimary version, you can get it from
> deb-src http://www.lichtenheld.de/debian ./

Ok, i will test it.

> I'm unsure however what functionality is really needed:
>  - Should it be possible to manually enter a device name?

I am not sure. It is usually only needed to eject the cdrom in the
drive, and i believe that debian-installer has knowledge of which device
that is.

>  - Should I try all devices or only the default one?

I am not sure what the default is though.

One solution would be to act differently at different priority levels :

  at priority=medium -> eject the cdrom device.
  at priority=low -> ask for device to eject, ideally presenting a list
  of ejectable devices.

No idea what the real difference is for priority high, maybe we can move
one item to a higher priority. At priority critical, this question will
not be asked, so it is not important.

> I would appreciate patches against debian/eject-udeb.postinst
> and debian/eject-udeb.templates

Ok, i will see what i can do.


Sven Luther

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