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Bug#416308: marked as done ([RC2]&[20070402] dpkg-preconfigure or tasksel infinite loop)

Your message dated Wed, 09 May 2007 01:44:39 +0200
with message-id <416308-1178667879@planet.nl>
and subject line Bug#416308: [RC2][20070402] tasksel and/or dpkg-preconfigure
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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: USB / netinstall
Image version: etch RC2  debian-testing-i386-businesscard.iso (March 17)
Date: 26 March 2007 18:52

Machine: Dell PowerEdge 2950
Processor: Intel Xeon 5160 3.0 GHz
Memory: 4GB

(By hand...)

lun0/part1 * 1  34 27307 83 Linux
lun0/part2  35  88849 71340648 5 Extended
lun0/part3  35  642 488372 83 Linux
lun0/part4  643 1250 488372 83 Linux
lun0/part5  1251 1493 195186 83 Linux
lun0/part6 1494 1979 390376 82 Linux swap
lun0/part7 1980 2222 195186 83 Linux
lun0/part8 2223 88849 69583134

730.8 GB
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 88849 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

lspci omitted, unless needed.

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [E]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [E]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [ ]


During a default install the user is unable to select a timezone outside the Country specified during the keyboard/locale setting. In our case we are located in Canada, but our systems use UTC time. This can be worked around by using the expert install.

During tasksel process, if I select only the "Standard" package I get:

[ Select and install software ]

==== 18%

Retrieving file 82 of 82

and it hangs. If I switch virtual consoles it appears that the process in hung on:
  perl -w /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt

if I kill that process id, the install continues, otherwise successfully.

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> Well, as this was RC2 and we're now at the final release and that works, 
> I'd suggest not spending too much time on this.

Closing this report as there was no follow-up to my last mail and we have
seen no similar issues in the mean time.


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