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Bug#293859: installation-report



On Saturday 12 February 2005 02:05, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Saturday 12 February 2005 00:22, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Colin Watson caught up with this bug on IRC the other night.  It's
> > caused by something in the stack not coping well with the
> > text-with-accents that os-prober picks up on systems running XP French.
> > The hypothesis was that cdebconf couldn't handle non-UTF8 text; if
> > that's the case, then either the input needs to be sanitized when
> > subbed into the db, or cdebconf needs to be more forgiving of non-UTF8
> > input.
>
> I've tested this within d-i using three testcases:
> 1. Microsoft Windows XP Homé Edition (ISO-8895-1 encoded)
> 2. Microsoft Windows XP Homé Edition (UTF-8 encoded)
> 3. (Microsoft) Windows/XP - Home_Edition 89&90

> I've committed a patch to os-prober that will make d-i fall back to a
> default description if the one in boot.ini contains any other characters
> than "a-zA-Z0-9 &()/_-" (chosen somewhat arbitrarily).

wouldn't dropping the 'any other characters' make more sense?

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