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Bug#511052: Task packages download can not be cancelled

Package: debian-installer
Version: 20081029


After I accidentally marked the "desktop environment" (or whatever the exact 
name is) task and started downloading the packages there was no way I could 
stop the download process. Ctrl+c, ctrl+z, escp, nothing worked, and sending 
a SIGHUP, later a SIGTERM, and finally a SIGKILL to aptitude and the other 
d-i subprocs related to the packages download only cause the d-i screen to be 

Although I would like to see an option to cancel the download process 
(severity: wishlist) I would first of all like to see d-i reacting whenever 
its child procs are killed (hence the severity of the report).

Oh, and starting another d-i instance didn't help at all as the locks were 
still around and nothing could be done.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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