Bug#468960: network-console type images assume sshd will be installed
On Friday 14 March 2008, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-03-02 17:43]:
> > > IOW, disabling "standard" task leaves you with a brick :-)
> > No, that's not correct. network-console installs openssh-server in
> > its postinst file (or, rather, schedules openssh-server to be
> > installed later).
> Martin Zobel just reported that d-i didn't install ssh for him either,
> although I'd assume he installed the "standard" task. I think this is
> an armel specific question. Maybe someone can take a look.
On IRC Riku gave the answer: openssh is simply not in testing yet, so this
is just an "armel is still a toddler and may sometimes fall down while
learning to walk" issue.
I agree that D-I could warn when required packages cannot be installed, but
that is ATM simply not a feature supported by apt-install.
It is something that was recently discussed in this very same BR and some
ideas were offered, so it may well be added at some point.
The solution for now is to see if openssh can be migrated to testing
manually for armel only as openssh should remain blocked for other arches
until Beta1 is out.