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Bug#425397: tasksel/pkgsel causing Etch netboot install to hang indefinitely



On Monday 21 May 2007 15:25, Oakley, Will wrote:
> terminates the process "/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure
> --apt":

That is not the full command and does not show us which package is being 
installed at the point of the hang. Can you check in /proc/<PID>/cmdline 
what the full command line is for the last 4 or 5 running processes?

> d-i mirror/country string enter information manually
> d-i mirror/http/hostname string 192.168.10.1
> d-i mirror/http/directory string /etch_debian

Does the hang also occur if you use an official mirror?

> d-i pkgsel/include string afio build-essential byacc bzip2 chkrootkit
> dmalloc dosfstools dump eject ethtool expat fileutils flip ftp hdparm
[long list of packages]

Does the hang also occur without these additional packages?

What does the syslog show is being done at the point of the hang?

I suspect that some package that has had a security update is now 
prompting on stdout/stdin, which is not allowed in the installer. The 
package should be using debconf.

Cheers,
FJP



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