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
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.