Bug#385617: Fallback for dns-issues would help
-- Package-specific info:
Boot method: CD
Image version: testing image downloaded shorltly after 11/8
Machine: compaq nx9005 laptop
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [O]
Configure network: [E]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
Overall install: [O]
During this install I had to access internet through another computer
(through NAT/ipmasq), and dns resolv did not work (quite possible due to
me). But it would be great if there where a fallback to ip-numbers for
debian ftp-servers in situations like this.
Another minor issue was that the default debconf frontend does not seem
to be installed. Please change default or make the default install by
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gnome -- is libgnome2-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
Preconfiguring packages ...
Inspection showed that indeed, libgnome2-perl was not installed by default.
Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
Once you have filled out this report, mail it to email@example.com.
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Debian GNU/Linux installer"
DISTRIB_RELEASE="3.1 (installer build 20060806)"