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Bug#439587: confirm whether user wants security updates

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

Dear Debian Installer team,

Many of us here install Debian using the net install technique, since
we've got a local mirror which is pretty fast. But there's just one
issue which we face; our connection to outside machines via HTTP is
using a proxy which authenticates against a proprietary protocol,
which cannot be established without getting other software (by

Now, since the server is internal, we choose to manually enter the
server parameters. The install goes smoothly, but stops when it
automatically tries to download security updates. A simple, inelegant
workaround is to go to a console and kill the apt-get process which
wants to download the updates, but my request to you would be to ask
whether the user really wants the security updates before directly
installing them.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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