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Bug#385617: Fallback for dns-issues would help

Quoting Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>:

> > 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.
> Not sure that's easily feasible. Do you mean leaving the user an
> opportunity to enter the IP of the mirror (ie leaving him/her the task
> to actually *find* that IP by some other way)?

No, AFAIK there is a 'database' somewhere on the install cd, from which you can
currenlty choose a mirror (from the menu).

Add last known ip adress for each mirror in database as a fallback.

But IMHO its more of a polish bug than a showstopper, if its hard to implement
you can always to down prioritize the bug :)

> > Another minor issue was that the default debconf frontend does not seem
> > to be installed. Please change default or make the default install by
> > default.
> >
> > 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.
> Hmmm, strange. I don't remember Gnome being the default interface for
> debconf. Joey?

Sorry, I should have been more verbose.

I tried it through what I saw as the default installation method, i.e synaptic
(from the admin menu in gnome). Perhaps it is synaptic that somehow changes the
defaults. (My comment still applies in revised form w.r.t. synaptic)

/Magnus Ekdahl

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