Bug#412991: tasksel: Desktop environment task hangs again
During the installation of Debian testing/Etch from the build CD1 binary
20070226-09:38 (newest atm) I was not able to finish it after the step that
runs tasksel if I selected "Desktop environment". The installation just hangs
and I was able to recreate the situation in a minimal installation and
manually running tasksel.
According to the logs the problem lies in the fact (possible cause is my apt.sources
configuration, but even if tasksel should display something and not just hang)
that aptitude wants the user to enter "Yes".
So the logs look sth like:
.... aptitude running and displaying various packages ...
WARNING: untrusted versions of following packages will be installed!
Untrusted packages could compromise etc...
Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
To continue, enter "Yes"; to abort, enter "No":
There is no way to even know from tasksel that this question is bothering aptitude
not even a way to enter "Yes".
The problem I get is imho connected with the fact of expired GPG signature for
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii aptitude 0.4.4-1 terminal-based apt frontend
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.11 Debian configuration management sy
ii liblocale-gettext-perl 1.05-1 Using libc functions for internati
ii tasksel-data 2.66 Official tasks used for installati
tasksel recommends no packages.
-- debconf information: