Re: [RFC]: Install rescue-initramfs dialog
On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Jérémy Bobbio <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 02:00:04PM +0200, Per Andersson wrote:
>> As a part of my GSoC project I am currently working on a
>> piece of software that is called rescue-initramfs. If installed it
>> installs dropbear (SSH), some filesystem tools, micro-evtd
>> and uboot-envtools to the ramdisk. This enables people to
>> login to their box even if the rootfs didn't come up properly.
>> A typical use case is for users that have installed Debian on
>> their NAS device and don't have a serial console attached.
>> It would be useful for these users if they, during installation,
>> could get a dialog asking them if they want to install
>> rescue-initramfs. So I ask, where should this go?
> Is there any reason why it should not be installed by default?
> We could always leave up to the administrator to remove the package if
> such feature is really not desired.
Most users of headless devices would probobly want it.
So I'll create an udeb for rescue-initramfs which installs it
during d-i and then put rescue-initramfs-udeb in
installer/build/pkg-lists/network-console. Is that a good