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Bug#493720: Installation Report

On Tuesday 05 August 2008, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
> Preseeding with "de-latin1-nodeadkeys" should work until we fix this
> regression.

I'm not sure that this _is_ a regression.

> As far as I have been able to track down this issue, it is related to
> the change which happened in cdebconf 0.132.  The default value for
> select questions that are noninteractive must since be in the possible
> choices.

Both beta1 and beta2 also default to American English keymap if you boot 
with 'console-keymaps-at?=de' (i.e: with the seen flag not set).

And if you boot beta1 with 'console-keymaps-at=de', you will get the 'de' 
keymap selected, not the 'de-latin1-nodeadkeys' one!

So basically in the past passing 'de' would "work" but only because by 
accident a keymap named "de" [1] does exist, *not* because it was 
expanded into a valid value from the selection list. The only really 
valid value for preseeding has always been 'de-latin1-nodeadkeys'.

Because of this, I would say the recent change was a bugfix and not a 

[1] /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwertz/de.kmap.gz

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