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Bug#366882: No Replacement for base-config in etch

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: NetInstall
Image version: etch_di_beta2/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
Date: Mid April 2006

Machine: Custom x86 Desktop Machine
Processor: Pentium IV 2.4ghz
Memory: 1GB
Partitions: man I gotta omit this it's huge and useless in this case

Output of lspci and lspci -n: also useless in this case

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [o]
Configure network HW:   [o]
Config network:         [o]
Detect CD:              [o]
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:                 [o]


Ok, so in truth the installer works great. It runs everything as
expected, autodetects hardware, sets up partitions well, installs the
base system and runs the replacement for base-config which is how I get
to my problem. Originally this machine ran Windows along side Debian, so
the hardware clock had to be set to local time not UTC. Both base-config
and the new installer handle setting this to localtime during the
install fine. However since I wiped my Windows install away I need to
reset that to UTC for the installed system. On Sarge and prior versions
I could run base-config at a later date and update these settings as
needed. However base-config was replaced in etch by the d-I udebs for
the same task. As a result the base-config tools available in Sarge are
now missing in etch. Were these replaced by a different package? Were
they simply removed? If so could we use the code in the old base-config
package to recreate the feature? Any ideas?


Matthew McGuire

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