Bug#416308: [RC2] tasksel and/or dpkg-preconfigure
Version: etch RC2
I tried reinstalling with a daily build from April 2 (20070402) of both
the hd-media/boot.img and businesscard iso. If I just select
"Standard system" in tasksel I still have the install process stall on the
"/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt" process.
It appears stuck in an infinite loop in dpkg-preconfigure. Memory usage of
dpkg-preconfigure is 7632K (unchanged after 12 hours) and free gives
system memory being available (vc 2 during install):
~ # free
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 906792 525780 381012 0 70568
Swap: 3903752 0 3903752
Total: 4810544 525780 4284764
If I install with nothing selected in tasksel it installs with no problem.
So I suspect it it is part of tasksel process, in particular I suspect
I believe the failing to produce an error or warning while getting stuck
in an infinite loop on a non-expert install on a mainstream hardware
(common x86 server configuration from Dell) is at least a severity of
The install works if I select either no tasks, or if I select both
"Desktop Environment" and "Standard system". It also occurs if I only
select "File Server" task selection.
I don't know if this should be redirected to the debconf package
maintainers or not.
If any additional information is needed, please let me know.