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Bug#245164: marked as done (Should be able to get high debconf priority even if there were problems in the installation)

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From: Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi>
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: <Fill in date and from where you got the
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Date: <Date and time of the install>
Method: <How did you install?  What did you boot off?  If network
      install, from where?  Proxied?>

Machine: IBM Thinkpad X40
Processor: Pentium M 1200
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: IDE /dev/hda1
Root Size/partition table: 
 root: /dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
 Swap: /dev/hda5 partition       498920  160     -1

Output of lspci:
pcilib: Cannot open /sys/bus/pci/devices
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Memory I/O Control Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Configuration Process Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 81)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
0000:02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 8d)
0000:02:00.1 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0822 (rev 13)
0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [E]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


I used the pxe netboot[1] method to install with beta3 packages, because
the laptop has no cdrom, and I dont have a usb stick around at the

Good work overall. The only _error_ was not loading the e1000 network 
driver after reboot, which caused the "getting of packages" stage
failure. I also wonder why it had to ask twice for the mirror where
to get debian.

I selected laptop and desktop tasks. noflushd postinstall failed, and afaik
it is depreceated (the laptop-mode patch coming to 2.6.6 supposedly does
a better job).

My major grief is all the complex debconf questions thrown at the
configure phase, such like the ssh setuid keymanager, 
"Do you want to entrust pango font managment to defoma?" Heck, not even I
know was yes or no more wise. This is ofcourse not d-i's fault, but
rather the individual packages. 

[1] http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianInstallerNetbootPXE
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Source: base-config
Source-Version: 2.75

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
base-config, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/base-config/base-config_2.75.dsc
  to pool/main/b/base-config/base-config_2.75.tar.gz
  to pool/main/b/base-config/base-config_2.75_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 245164@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> (supplier of updated base-config package)

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Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 15:55:07 -0500
Source: base-config
Binary: base-config
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.75
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
 base-config - Debian base system configurator
Closes: 106875 228839 228839 240700 242718 245164 245164 246880 247037 256315 259871 265908 267242 275543 276638 299554 341130 341456 343844 344055
 base-config (2.75) unstable; urgency=low
   The "death march" release.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Adjust section to match overrides.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Exclude backup files and files under debian/ from the po build system,
     and make sure executables are processed in a consistent order to avoid
     lots of diff noise.
   * Copy passwd/username, so that e.g. exim4-config still works after user
     configuration moves to d-i (closes: #341130).
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Remove the passwd reconfiguration code, user-setup handles this now in
   * Clean up the intro message to not mention stuff that the ever-shrinking
     base-config no longer does.
   [ Translations ]
   * add Bengali translations (Progga <progga@BengaLinux.Org>)
   * Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation.
   * Updated French translation.
   * Updated Galician translation.
   * Updated Spanish translation.
   * Updated Czech translation.
   * Updated Vietnamese translation. Closes: #343844
   * Updated Swedish translation. Closes: #344055
   [ Man pages translations ]
   * Updated Spanish. Closes: #341456
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Drop debconf/priority propigation from d-i as d-i no longer propigates it.
     Closes: #228839, #245164
   * Depends on debconf 1.4.61, since this is the first version to default
     the priority to high, which is the priority we need with this change.
     Closes: #228839, #245164
   * Remove debconf-seed menu item, mostly, taken over by preseed 1.11.
     Closes: #276638
     NOTE NOTE NOTE: This means that base-config/early_command is removed.
   * Remove base-config/late_command too, for consistency.
   * pkgsel moved into a udeb. Closes: #240700, #242718, #256315, #259871
     Closes: #247037
   * MTA reconfiguration is not necessary with current debootstrap, since
     no MTA is installed as part of the base system, so the user will see the
     MTA question as usual if their task selection/whatever causes a MTA to be
   * The pon menu item is not useful, since base-config no longer accesses the
     net to install packages. Closes: #299554
   * Remove GDM language fixup code, since bug #265101 got fixed.
   * base-config no longer does anything with the network.
     Closes: #106875, #265908, #267242
   * Some other bugs that no longer apply due to removed code in base-config:
     Closes: #246880, #275543
   * Remove d-i debconf variable copying code, now handled by pkgsel.
   * base-config program left in for compatability with old d-i's and such for
     now, but it's essentially a no-op and everything has moved into d-i.
     (d-i also still uses validlocale from this package for now.)
     Next step will be removing this package entirely...
 821a20ab99da54a61878d4ff0a4ee857 719 admin important base-config_2.75.dsc
 864dfc590cde6a431ff4894791c24921 306255 admin important base-config_2.75.tar.gz
 89ce93bee33c4e8891de50f62279283b 101628 admin important base-config_2.75_all.deb

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