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Re: How to get proxy of installation mirror?

On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 10:49:03PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Friday 01 June 2007 22:25, Josef Wolf wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 07:24:28PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > > On Friday 01 June 2007 19:09, Josef Wolf wrote:
> > > > but this command outputs totally unrelated lines:
> > >
> > > What would be wrong with:
> > > # debconf-get-selections --installer | \
> > > > grep "choose-mirror-bin mirror/http/proxy" | awk '{print $4}'

Ough, I've overseen those lines because my mailreader (mutt) colored
them as comments because they begin with special characters.


> > But I can't find a clean way how to retrieve the preseeded values.
> Strange, I thought I had given you one with the example above :-)

Sorry, I've overseen them.  But I'm still not sure whether this is really
a clean way.  I am not really sure whether parsing this would be robust.
For example, in my output, there seem to be tabs, so

  egrep '^choose-mirror-bin[\t ]+mirror/http/proxy' | awk '{print $4}'

would probably be a better idea.  It seems to me that this way is
somewhat error-prone.  After all, debconf-get-selections outputs lots
of unrelated stuff (like comments) and the format of the output is not

> I would avoid using the owner "d-i", as that is really a pseudo-owner only 
> used for preseeded questions.

Ah, good to know!

Thanks for your answers, Frans!

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