Bug#274615: Add CDROM fails due to broken symlink and no error notification
On Saturday, October 2, 2004, at 11:02 PM, peter green wrote:
once i realised what the problem was i managed to fix it by
instructions in the error but im pretty sure the error was not
long (this was a while ago)
in summary base config needs a waqy to avoid obliterating such
I'll second that suggestion.
I recently had a problem where the mirror I had chosen had some
temporarily broken packages. Task-select would go to a generic
error screen and over-write the specific error messages so fast
that I had no way of figuring out what the problem was. I finally
went poking around in the log files in /var/log til I found some
That's not a good or an efficient way to find out what's causing
your install to crash!
How about doing what "aptitude" does: print "hit return to
continue" before switching to the generic error message screen --
give folks a little time to read what's going on.