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Bug#418427: marked as done (debian-installer: Debian 4 Indian mirror points to Debian 3)

Your message dated Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:42:48 +0200
with message-id <200706261542.57093.elendil@planet.nl>
and subject line Processed: Bug#418427: debian-installer and outdated mirrors
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Package: debian-installer
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

The indian mirror site for debian still seems to be having only Debian 3.x packages and the MAIN PROBLEM being that 
netinst of Debian 4.0 goes ahead and imports the Debian 3.x package info without giving any warning. Also it doesn't 
give the option for selecting the packages to be installed as part of installing. On booting into the new system 
apt/aptitude lists Debian 3.x packages for installation.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)

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(Please CC the maintainers of a package when you reassign BRs to them!)

On Friday 22 June 2007 22:27, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> reassign 418427 debian-installer

> The debian mirror ftp.iitm.ac.in has been fixed a while ago.
> Anyway, given that the status of mirrors may evolve with the time (and
> may be not fixable), something in the debian-installer to check the
> status would be great.

No, debian-installer needs to be able to work irrespective of the state of 
specific mirrors because otherwise the installer would always need to be 
rebuilt _after_ a release has already happened, which is not acceptable.

We have already applied a fix (#422442) in the installer that when 
installing from CD, it will always install the codename that is on the CD 
instead of installing the suite corresponding to that codename.
So, if you install an Etch CD, you will get Etch, even if the mirror still 
lists Etch as "testing".

See also #418382, which would make selecting a release for non-CD based 
installs a bit more clear.

Closing this report as there is nothing further that can be done about 
this in the installer and the issue reported originally was resolved.


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