Bug#404264: marked as done (installation-report: pppd unavailable for usbserial evdo connection)
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- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: installation-report: pppd unavailable for usbserial evdo connection
- From: David Shaver <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 14:48:52 -0800 (PST)
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: installation-report: pppd unavailable for usbserial evdo connection
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I would have been unable to use the net install features but for the fact that I had some ubuntu
disks around to snag the pppd from.
Otherwise seems to be relatively working (after I inhaled gdm/etc). Haven't been able to install
synaptic for some reason (claims that it can't satisfy libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3, even though apt
is already installed & apparently up-to-date!?!.
-- Package-specific info:
Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/
Machine: Pentium D
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition ta
/dev/hdc3 ext3 1130568 907928 16520
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [E]
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: [_]
When I hit function keys on CD bootup, menus
flashed several times.
Lack of detection for my network apparatus (usb EVDO modem) & lack of availability of pppd upon
completion would have made this less than useful for me if I didn't have the package in a ubuntu
distribution. (I think you should have more types available in your checklist, as it isn't
necessarily an 'error', but...)
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On Monday 01 January 2007 09:50, David Shaver wrote:
> Hmm.. tried the 'expert' install, and ppp appeared to be available
> (though as to why it didn't just show up in package mgrs after the
> first install !?!?...).
Sorry for not replying to your original report.
You don't say what type of CD image you used to install your system
(businesscard, netinst or full CD/DVD) and it seems you are installing
Sarge. The installer for Sarge is no longer being developed as the next
release of Debian (Etch) is scheduled very soon.
I also have no idea what a EVDO modem exactly needs. Does that set up a
What you probably saw during the expert installation was the option to
select ppp modules and the ppp-udeb. To be honest, I have no idea what
those do in Sarge.
In general PPP (especially the old slow modem type) is not supported
_during_ the installation, but packages needed to set up a PPP connection
should be available on all CDs, except businesscard images (and that
should be true for both Sarge and Etch).
The daily builds of the Etch installer also support using PPPoE during the
installation, though this is fairly new and there may still be issues.
If you'd like to give that a try, download a *daily built image" (e.g. the
netinst) from  and either install in expert mode and manually select
the ppp-udeb, or boot the installer with "install modules=ppp-udeb".
As I said, no idea if that will help you for your EVDO modem, especially
as I have no idea what kernel driver modules would be needed and if those
I am closing this report as I don't see anything that needs action from
our side. If you do decide to try the Etch installer, feel free to file a
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