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Re: Bug#385150: Tests with PPPoE connection

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Gregory Colpart wrote:

On Sat, Sep 16, 2006 at 03:01:43AM +0300, Eddy Petri??or wrote:
It seems (thanks again Joey) that the problem is the db_stop line
which, if commented out should kill the problem appear in both of
these cases.

Gregory knows this and said he will try to test with this change, but
Abel should know about it, too.

I would be really happy to find out that both issues disappeared when
commenting out db_stop (it appears that I shouldn't do that in D-I).

I use latest daily build for my PPPoE tests.
Note that I use "mv /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.4b1 /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.4"
workaround for all my tests.

I was expecting that :-) since no release of the ppp package has been
made :-). Probably Marco is waiting for a fix for the issue we are
talking about, too.

* If I try without changing anything, I have red debconf screen.
  You have a full syslog here:

* If I try with adding '|| true' in 'apt-install ppp' line, yeah,
  all is right !! After my PPPoE connection is up, I return to
  menu with no error. You have full syslog with -e and -x for

[Writing this mail offline, so I'll have to check the logs later]

AFAIUI, debconf should never be ordered to stop, while in D-I (Debian
Installer) environment, so I expect that the "|| true" code is just
"helping" the debconf protocol to get out of a messy situation, in some
rare cases.

Also, the 'apt-install ppp" code should not fail; failing would mean
that the installed system would have issues since its ppp package would
not install. Needless to say that you don't want that ;-) .

I don't try to test without db_stop because it seems to me that
my tests above are sufficient. I don't know exactly why, but it
works fine with the last d-i.

Please do test without the "|| true" code attached to apt-install and
with the db_stop line removed or commented out.

I expect this to be the correct fix, and, as explained above, the "||
true" being a lucky way out in some cases.

If you have other tests with PPPoE/d-i, say me.

I know that last time I tested the package, the installation on the
target system was not good enough and after the first reboot, although
the ppp package was installed, the pppoe connection was not working.

I _know_ this may be impossible for you to test, since you might not
have a spare machine or a spare partition, so I won't mind if you can't
do it. But, please, tell me if you can't do this test.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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