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Proposal of Debian Installer Errata updates


Here goes my first proposed diff against current errata[1]. Please
check if I've skiped anything that you can test and check if it works
now or if you know it has been fixed already.

1. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

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Index: errata.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/devel/debian-installer/errata.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.118
diff -u -r1.118 errata.wml
--- errata.wml	25 Jun 2008 18:24:01 -0000	1.118
+++ errata.wml	7 Nov 2008 21:26:07 -0000
@@ -22,35 +22,6 @@
 	Note however that this problem may occur again on subsequent boots.
-	<dt><q>uninitialized value</q> warnings from Perl during installation</dt>
-	<dd>
-	As a result of a recent switch to Perl 5.10, the installation logs
-	will show some Perl warnings. As far as we know these are harmless
-	and can be ignored. A solution for this issue
-	(<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/480533";>#480533</a>) is being worked on.
-	</dd>
-	<dt>aptitude errors during installs in Russian</dt>
-	<dd>
-	This issue will result in a failed installation. We have only seen
-	reports for Russian, but some other languages may be affected too.
-	The issue (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/473559";>#473559</a>) is
-	expected to be fixed shortly after the release for daily and weekly
-	built installer and CD/DVD images.<br />
-	In case you do hit this issue, the installation can be completed by
-	using the following workaround:
-	<ul>
-	    <li>switch to a debug console on VT2</li>
-	    <li>run the command:<br />
-	        <tt>rm /target/usr/share/locale/&lt;lang&gt;/LC_MESSAGES/*apt*</tt><br />
-	        (replace <q><tt>&lt;lang&gt;</tt></q> by your language code,
-	        e.g. <q><tt>ru</tt></q>)</li>
-	     <li>switch back to the installer menu on VT1</li>
-	     <li>continue the installation by retrying the selected
-	         installation step</li>
-	</ul>
-	</dd>
 	<dt>Buggy routers may cause network problems</dt>
 	If you experience network problems during the installation, this may be
@@ -69,26 +40,11 @@
 	<tt>echo 4096 65536 65536 &gt;/proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_wmem</tt>
-	<dt>General issues after reboot because of UTF-8 default</dt>
-	<dd>
-	The installed system is now set to UTF-8 by default. However, not all
-	applications properly support UTF-8 yet, which may result in minor or
-	major problems when using them.<br />
-	Please check if such problems have been reported yet and, if not, file
-	a bug report against the relevant package (not the installer).
-	</dd>
 	<dt>Graphical installer</dt>
 	The graphical installer still has some known issues (see also the
 	Installation Guide):
-		<li>some non-US keymaps are not fully supported (deadkeys and
-		    combining characters do not work)</li>
-		<li>keys for accented or special characters may not work correctly;
-		    this is a regression compared to previous releases which will
-		    hopefully be fixed again soon
-		    (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/482335";>#482335</a>)</li>
 		<li>touchpads should work, but support may not be optimal; if you
 		    experience problems, you should use an external mouse instead</li>
 		<li>should work on almost all PowerPC systems that have an ATI
@@ -115,31 +71,6 @@
 	switches to the next kernel version.
-	<dt>i386/amd64: GRUB installation on cpqarray RAID volumes may fail</dt>
-	<dd>
-	Affected are systems that have <tt>/dev/ida/cXdX</tt> devices.
-	This issue (<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/466600";>#466600</a>) is
-	expected to be fixed soon after the release for daily and weekly built
-	installer and CD/DVD images when a fixed version of GRUB reaches testing.
-	</dd>
-	<dt>i386/amd64: Reboot may fail with loop-aes encrypted root file system</dt>
-	<dd>
-	This can be due to a problem in GRUB which results in an incorrect
-	<tt>root=</tt> parameter being set in <tt>/etc/grub/menu.lst</tt>.
-	See <a href="http://bugs.debian.org/486360";>#486360</a> for details
-	and workaround.
-	</dd>
-	<dt>arm: NSLU2 image won't start</dt>
-	<dd>
-	The NSLU2 installer images from debian.org will not boot.  However,
-	this problem is not present in the unofficial images from
-	<tt>slug-firmware.net</tt>.  These images also include the
-	proprietary microcode needed for Ethernet to work, so please
-	use the images from <tt>slug-firmware.net</tt>.
-	</dd>
 	<dt>powerpc: various issues</dt>
 	The PowerPC port has several issues in this release:

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