reassign 424640 net-retriever retitle 424640 Should always use udebs from release corresponding to build severity 424640 important thanks On Thursday 17 May 2007 20:55, Frans Pop wrote: > I suspect that you are us an Etch netboot or floppy image to boot and > that you are trying to install testing. Can you confirm that? If not, > exactly what image are you using and what choices did you make during > the installation? > > I'm afraid that we've just discovered that that is not supported, > probably because of incompatibility between the libc in stable and in > testing. All CD based installation methods already ensure that udebs match the release the installer was built with, simply because that is how they are included on the CD. Daily/weekly builds also ensure that as udebs are always retrieved from unstable. However, for installation methods in official releases that use net-retriever, it is possible to "mix" udebs from etch (in the initrd) with udebs from testing or unstable (downloaded by net-retriever). This may break installations for several reasons: - library incompatibilities (as I suspect is the case here) - missing kernel udebs (soon there will no longer be 2.6.18-4 kernel udebs available in unstable) The solution seems simple: ensure in the build system that udebs will always be downloaded using the same _codename_ (not suite) as was used to build the initrd. Using the codename ensures there will be no problems at the time of a stable release. It then seems logical to rename mirror/udeb/suite to mirror/udeb/codename. It should still be possible to overrule this using preseeding or from the boot prompt.
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