Hi all, I've got a patch ready for cdrom-detect that makes the postinst fail when the Releases file can't be read and therefore mirror/suite is not set. Currently the user only finds out there's a problem when base-install is being run. IMO detecting this during cdrom-detect is better. The patch includes a new error template. This is a different solution from that proposed in #271976 where submitter suggests to ask for the suite in this situation. IMO this is wrong as a valid Release file is something basic for an installation CD and problems reading it are probably an indication that something will fail later anyway. If no one objects, I will commit this patch. I'd also like to implement the patch proposed in #295476 (option to disable auto-eject). I feel it would be useful, e.g for my laptop and sparc which don't automatically boot from the CD drive. Cheers, Frans Text of the new template (comments welcome) ------------------------------------------- Template: cdrom-detect/no-release Type: error _Description: Error reading Release file The CD-ROM does not seem to hold a valid Release file or that file could not be read correctly. . You may try to repeat CD-ROM detection but, even if it does succeed the second time, you may experience problems later in the installation.
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